- Violence erupts after death of commander of militant separatist group Hizbul Mujaheedin
- Police in India-controlled Kashmir say mobs protest Burhan Wani's death
A curfew in the region first issued Saturday remains in place, S.J.M. Geelani, Kashmir Zone police chief, told CNN.
The violence erupted after Burhan Wani, a 21-year-old commander of the militant separatist group Hizbul Mujaheedin, was killed Friday in a gunfight with the Indian army and Kashmir police in the subdistrict of Kokernag in Indian-controlled Kashmir, about 70 kilometers (43 miles) south of Srinagar, summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Police described Wani's killing as a major success in their campaign against separatist militants, but angry mobs protesting the death attacked police stations and posts and government buildings, a police statement said Sunday.
Tens of thousands of people attended Wani's funeral Saturday, according to local resident Showkat Ahmed.
Among the deaths was a police officer, who drowned Saturday after when angry crowds pushed his armored vehicle into a river in Sangam, a town about 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Srinagar.
The level of violence has decreased as authorities enforce the curfew in Srinagar and other towns.