Kashmir valley sees curfew following Sabzar Bhat killing

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Srinagar: Curfew and restrictions persisted in Srinagar along with few areas in the Kashmir Valley and authorities termed this move to be necessary so as to maintain law and order.

Farooq Ahmad Lone, District Magistrate Srinagar stated: “Curfew will continue in seven police station areas of Khanyar, Rainawari, Nowhatta, M.R. Gunj, Safa Kadal, Kralkhud and Maisuma.”

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Syed Abid Rashid, District Magistrate, Anantnag also imposed restrictions in Anantnag town to maintain calm. Similar preventive restrictions have been imposed in Shopian, Kulgam, Pulwama, Badgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Kupwara and Baramulla districts.

The Kashmir Valley has been on the edge since Saturday when Hizbul commander, Sabzar Bhat was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Saimoh village of Pulwama district along with his associate, Faizan Ahmad.

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