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Curfew remained in force in seven police station areas of Srinagar on Saturday following death of a minor boy, who was injured during clashes between protesters and security forces in Safakadal area of the city. Twelve-year-old Junaid Akhoon succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Hospital at Soura late Friday night, taking the death toll in the ongoing unrest in Kashmir to 84, a police official said.

Akhoon was hit by pellets in the head and chest at Saidapora in Safakadal Police Station area on Friday during clashes between protesters and security forces, the official said. He said curfew remained in force in seven police station areas of the city as a precautionary measure for maintaining law and order.

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