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Violence spills over to Jammu region from Kashmir; 47 hurt

A magistrate, an SSP and three other police officers were among 47 people injured on Friday as stone-pelting incidents spilled over from Kashmir to Jammu region where violence took place in Doda district.

Meanwhile, the authorities extended curfew to many areas of Kashmir and snapped mobile telephony as part of a bid to foil a march called by separatists. In the valley, more than three dozen incidents of stone pelting were reported from different districts including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Baramulla, Sopore, Kupwara and Bandipora, a police spokesman said.

35 people were injured in these incidents and the ensuing clashes after Friday prayers. 

The violence spread from Kashmir to Jammu region with a mob turning violent after Friday prayers in Doda where some muslim groups had called for a bandh and a protest march in “solidarity” with the people of Kashmir.

“After Friday prayers, a mob turned violent and attacked the police party that was deployed in the town to maintain law and order and started pelting stones on them,” Deputy Inspector General of Police (Doda Range) Nisar Ahmed said, adding 12 people were injured in these.
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