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India: Protesters clash with police in Kashmir after 4 killed in gunfight02:35

India: Protesters clash with police in Kashmir after 4 killed in gunfight

India, Srinagar
September 17, 2020 at 12:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Clashes broke out between Kashmir locals and the police in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar in the early morning of Thursday, after a gunfight that killed four triggered tensions in the area.

Protesters were seen throwing projectiles at police forces, while law enforcement officers responded with tear gas.

According to local reports, two officers of the Central Armed Police Force (CRPF) were injured and a 45-year-old woman died in cross-firing during the encounter.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said the three killed in the encounter were locals from south Kashmir.

Srinagar is the largest city of the Kashmir region, a territory which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan and China since the mid-20th century.

India: Protesters clash with police in Kashmir after 4 killed in gunfight02:35
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Clashes broke out between Kashmir locals and the police in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar in the early morning of Thursday, after a gunfight that killed four triggered tensions in the area.

Protesters were seen throwing projectiles at police forces, while law enforcement officers responded with tear gas.

According to local reports, two officers of the Central Armed Police Force (CRPF) were injured and a 45-year-old woman died in cross-firing during the encounter.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh said the three killed in the encounter were locals from south Kashmir.

Srinagar is the largest city of the Kashmir region, a territory which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan and China since the mid-20th century.

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