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Protester Killed in Fresh Clashes in Indian Kashmir

24 August 2016 15:56

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One protester was killed Wednesday in fresh clashes with security forces armed with shotguns in Indian-administered Kashmir which is reeling from weeks of deadly violence, police said.

As India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in the disputed region to discuss the unrest with local political, business and other leaders, thousands of residents rallied in Pulwama in southern Kashmir.

Security forces fired tear gas and shotguns to disperse the crowd which had defied a curfew to gather on the streets, said local police superintendent Rayees Mohammad Bhat.

“This youth died of (shotgun) pellet injuries,” Bhat told AFP.

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