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Situation tense in Kashmir

PTI 06 Nov 2014, 16:52:51 PM IST

Srinagar:  Clashes broke out today between angry youths and police even as the situation continued to remain tense in Nowgam area of Srinagar city following killing of two youths in army firing in Budgam district of central Kashmir earlier this week.

“There were some clashes but the situation is under control now,” a police spokesman said.  He said there were no restrictions in the area but security forces have been deployed in strength as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.  

Two youths were killed in army firing at Chattergam in Budgam on Monday, while another two were injured. All the four were residents of Nowgam.

Authorities had imposed curfew-like restrictions in the area and parts of Srinagar following the killings which evoked widespread condemnation from various quarters, including the mainstream political parties.