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Kishtwar violence: Curfew in Udhampur, Samba, Kathua districts; Army deployed

Curfew was on Sunday clamped in three more districts of Udhampur, Samba and Kathua in Jammu region and Army staged flag marches as tension prevailed following outbreak of communal violence in Kishtwar on Friday that left two persons dead and scores of others injured.
While Kistwar remained curfew bound for the third consecutive day on Sunday, curfew was imposed in Jammu and Rajouri districts and Army called out after some incidents of arson and violence last night.

Meanwhile, chief minister Omar Abdullah appealed to people to not fall prey to rumours about situation in Kishtwar and assured that the government will do everything to restore calm.
Curfew was on Sunday extended to Udhampur, Samba and Kathua along with Bhaderwah town in Doda, thus affecting seven out of 10 districts of Jammu region.
‘Curfew has been imposed in Udhampur, Kathua and Samba districts on Sunday as a precautionary measure and Army has also been deployed in the areas to assist local administration’, divisional commissioner, Jammu, Shantmanu said.

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