Curfew continues in Valley as death toll surges to 49

Srinagar: The death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir today rose to 49 as one of the injured persons succumbed at a hospital here even as curfew in some parts and restrictions in rest of the Valley continued as a precautionary measure.

Ishfaq Ahmad Dar (17), who was injured during clashes in Sopore town of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on July 23, succumbed at SKIMS Hospital Soura this morning, a police official said.

Dar had suffered critical injuries during clashes that erupted a day after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.

Curfew remained in force in five police station areas of the summer capital, Anantnag town, Pulwama town, parts of Baramulla town and Shopian town as restrictions on assembly of four or more people continued in entire Kashmir.