Stone-pelting Mob Attacks J&K Police Vehicle, 17 Hurt1 September 2010
Times of India
Srinagar: At least 17 policemen were injured when a stone-pelting mob attacked their vehicle in curfew-bound Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Wednesday. The driver lost control of the troops carrier of the police following the stone-pelting at Thak Boni locality of Nai Basti, 55 kms from here, on Wednesday morning, a police spokesman said. The vehcile turned turtle, resulting in injuries to 17 personnel on board. All the injured were shifted to hospital. Meanwhile, life was back to normal for a day in the Kashmir valley Wednesday as authorities lifted curfew and separatists called off protests and shutdowns. 'Curfew has been lifted from Srinagar city and other towns of the Kashmir Valley, except Anantnag town,' a senior police officer said here. Educational institutions, shops, banks, post offices and other business establishments here resumed work normally as shoppers thronged markets to buy essentials. Traffic police had a tough time regulating the movement of public and private vehicles as they blocked most major roads in Srinagar city. Locals came out in large numbers to shop for Eid that falls around Sep 10 after the current fasting month of Ramadan ends. 'One never knows what is going to happen here tomorrow. I decided to buy a few things for my family today because of the present turmoil,' said.