Curfew in parts of Jammu after violent clashes, 12 injured

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Srinagar: Following the violent clashes in the Gujjar Nagar area of Jammu against the Pulwama attack, which took lives of at least 49 CRPF personnel, a strict curfew has been imposed in several areas including Bus Stand, Nawabad, Bakshi Nagar, Peer Mitha, Pacca Danga, Channi Himmat, Janipur, Domana, and Bagh-E-Bahu. Reportedly, at least 12 civilians have also been injured in the clashes.

According to the reports, a mob torched and damaged dozens of vehicles during the violent protests which broke out today morning amid a shutdown called by Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Bar Association Jammu had supported the strike call issued against the killing of CRPF troopers in a major attack in Lethpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir.

An eye told media that motorcycle-borne youth carrying Indian flag pelted stones on the vehicles and residential houses, and also set dozens of vehicles ablaze in Prem Nagar locality.

He said that a mob was gathered in the area despite the authorities announcing a curfew in the area. An official said that a large contingent of the forces has been deployed in the area to control the situation. Mobile Internet services have been suspended in Jammu as a precautionary measure to avoid law and order situation.

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