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Tuesday, 12 July 2016 - 14:07
Kashmir Curfew Continues for Fourth Day, Death Toll Up to 30
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Curfew continued for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday in most parts of the Kashmir Valley to prevent widespread violence.

Dozens of protesters were killed and hundreds wounded over the weekend after police and paramilitary troops opened fire on tens of thousands of Kashmiris who took to the streets to pay homage to the rebel leader Burhan Wani, who was killed on Friday.

Twenty nine civilians and one police officer were among the killed. 

Wani was the leader of Hizb-ul Mujahideen, a group fighting Indian control of the disputed region. He has been widely credited for reviving armed resistance in Kashmir, using social media such as Facebook to reach out to young Kashmiri men.

The director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police, had told International media that 100 police personnel had been wounded and that three went missing while quelling the protests.

Activists and separatist leaders criticised the security forces' response to the protests, accusing them of using excessive force.

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