One civilian killed in fresh clashes in Kashmir

Srinagar: Police say one person was killed and dozens of others wounded when government forces fired live ammunition and shotgun pellets to stop protests against Indian government in the Kashmir.

Police said the man died in the northwestern Sopore area on Friday after soldiers fired at protesters who attacked an army convoy with stones.

Clashes were also reported in at least three other places, and at least 30 people were reported injured.

Kashmir is witnessing the largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, sparked by the killing of a popular rebel commander by Indian soldiers on 8 July. The protests, and a sweeping military crackdown, have all but paralyzed life in the Valley.


Published Date: Sep 23, 2016 07:11 pm | Updated Date: Sep 23, 2016 07:11 pm


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