Protest erupts in Kashmir

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INDIA (AFP) – Police fired tear gas when thousands defied a curfew in Indian Kashmir and took to the streets yesterday to protest the killing of six people by soldiers. Indian authorities had shut schools and suspended internet services as tension mounted in southern Kashmir. But thousands of demonstrators still clashed with police and troops across the territory. The unrest was triggered by the shooting of four people in Shopian district on Sunday evening when soldiers exchanged gunfire with a suspected militant at a checkpoint. The alleged shooter was killed and a weapon was found at the scene. Three others were found in a car, while another one was found in a separate vehicle.

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