1 killed, dozens injured in new Kashmir anti-India protests

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Posted: Aug 26, 2016 10:14 AM

KASHMIR, India (AP) — Police in Kashmir say a young man was killed and dozens of other civilians were wounded in new protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region.

Police said thousands of Kashmiris defied harsh security restrictions and joined the protests after Friday Muslim prayers.

Clashes erupted in over a dozen places, including parts of the main city of Srinagar, between rock-throwing protesters and troops, who fired live ammunition, shotguns and tear gas.

Police said the man died in southern Pulwama town. At least 30 civilians were injured in the clashes.

A strict curfew and tightening crackdown have failed to stop some of Kashmir's largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, triggered by the killing of a popular rebel commander on July 8.