More people killed in Kashmir

From BBC: Three Killed in Kashmir in anti-India protests

“Army troops and police in Indian-administered Kashmir have shot dead at least three anti-India protesters.

Dozens more were injured in the latest curfew-defying protests, in the towns of Shopian, Beerwah and Pattan.”

“Anti-India sentiments are high in Indian-administered Kashmir, where nearly 100 protesters have died since June.

Nearly all of those killed have been shot dead by government forces. The entire valley has been under curfew for six days.”

“On Friday morning, an army patrol, accompanied by the police, was passing through Chupora village in Beerwah town when protesters pelted them with stones, police said.

The troops fired live ammunition, injuring four people, including a 12-year-old boy. A 28-year-old man died on the way to hospital, police said.

In another incident, soldiers of India’s Territorial Army fired at protesters in Tapar village in Pattan town, north of Srinagar city.

One of the five people injured died in hospital.

Later police and paramilitaries fired at protesters in the southern town of Shopian, killing one person and wounding another three.

The BBC’s Altaf Hussain in Srinagar says it is the first time the army has joined crowd control duties during the recent protests. Until now, it has said it wanted to stay out of such operations.”


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