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Hizbul terrorist killing: Stone-pelting protests restart across south Kashmir, govt shuts internet services

NEW DELHI: Mere hours after security forces killed Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sabzar Ahmad on Saturday, stone-pelting protests began in at least 10 locations in south Kashmir, leading to a CRPF commandant being seriously hurt with a head injury, police sources said.

Security reinforcements have since been dispatched to sensitive areas in the state. And with word that stone-pelters were mobilising through WhatsApp, the state government immediately began working on suspending internet services in Kashmir, again, a mere 12 hours after they were back up following a month-long ban.

Police sources said stone-pelters were being mobilised via WhatsApp groups and were already out in force in 10 or more areas in the Valley. They added that protesters were being summoned even as the encounter with Ahmad in Saimuh, Tral, was going on and before he was killed.

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