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Curfew extended in Indian Kashmir after clashes

Authorities extended a curfew in a town in Indian Kashmir for a third day Sunday as tensions rose after two people were killed and dozens wounded in Hindu-Muslim clashes in the disputed region. Stores and buildings were torched in Friday's clashes, which erupted in Kishtwar town, 150 kilometres (90 miles) southeast of Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar after prayers marking the end of Ramadan. Omar Abdullah, the state's chief minister, addressed a press conference Sunday and said local authorities would do "everything possible to restore calm in the region".

Curfew grips Indian Kashmir town after two die

A town in the south of Indian Kashmir was under curfew for a second day Saturday after two people were killed and dozens wounded in Hindu-Muslim clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Stores and buildings were torched in the clashes on Friday, which erupted in Kishtwar town, 150 kilometres (90 miles) southeast of Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar after prayers marking the end of Ramadan.

Police battle protesters in Indian Kashmir

Security forces in Indian Kashmir fired tear gas and pellet guns at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters Friday who took to the streets after prayers for Eid, police and witnesses said. Police and paramilitary forces clashed with the protesters in several locations in the region's main city of Srinagar including at a major prayer ground, injuring at least 30 people. "We had to deal with intense clashes as soon as people finished their Eid prayers. Dozens were injured on both sides," a police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Dozens hurt as police battle protesters in Indian Kashmir

Security forces in Indian Kashmir fired tear gas and pellet guns at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters Friday who took to the streets after prayers for Eid, police and witnesses said. Police and paramilitary forces clashed with the protesters in several locations in the region's main city of Srinagar including at a major prayer ground, injuring at least 30 people. "We had to deal with intense clashes as soon as people finished their Eid prayers. Dozens were injured on both sides," a police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Police battle protesters in Indian Kashmir

Security forces in Indian Kashmir fired tear gas and pellet guns at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters Friday who took to the streets after prayers for Eid, police and witnesses said. Police and paramilitary forces clashed with the protesters in several locations in the region's main city of Srinagar including at a major prayer ground, injuring at least 30 people. "We had to deal with intense clashes as soon as people finished their Eid prayers. Dozens were injured on both sides," a police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Five Indian soldiers killed by Pakistani troops

Pakistani troops killed five Indian soldiers in an attack on a military post in Indian Kashmir, Indian officials said Tuesday. "Pakistani troops simply attacked the Indian post, violating the ceasefire and they killed five of our soldiers," a senior army official in Indian-administered Kashmir told AFP on condition of anonymity. Sources in the defence ministry in New Delhi confirmed the Monday night incident, which occurred just days after Pakistan proposed restarting peace talks with India.

Five Indian soldiers killed by Pakistani troops

Pakistani troops killed five Indian soldiers in an attack on a military post in Indian Kashmir, Indian officials said Tuesday. "Pakistani troops simply attacked the Indian post, violating the ceasefire and they killed five of our soldiers," a senior army official in Indian-administered Kashmir told AFP on condition of anonymity. Sources in the defence ministry in New Delhi confirmed the Monday night incident, which occurred just days after Pakistan proposed restarting peace talks with India.

Curfew grips Indian Kashmir following killings

Indian Kashmir was gripped by curfew Saturday, two days after security forces shot dead four demonstrators, triggering widespread protests across the Muslim-majority region. The security forces fired Thursday on demonstrators protesting against the alleged desecration of the Koran during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan by Indian troopers during a search operation. Some 37 people were also injured. Indian authorities subsequently imposed a curfew on the main areas of the Kashmir valley.

Indian Kashmir shuts down over killing of protesters

Indian Kashmir largely shut down amid heavy security Friday after troops shot dead four people during a protest over a paramilitary raid on an Islamic school. Shops, banks, schools and most government offices were closed after a separatist leader called a three-day strike to protest Thursday's killings. Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, was almost completely deserted after hundreds of police and paramilitary troops were deployed on the streets to halt demonstrations over the deaths, an AFP reporter on the scene said.

Indian Kashmir shuts down over killing of protesters

Indian Kashmir largely shut down amid heavy security on Friday after troops shot dead four people during a protest over a paramilitary raid on an Islamic school. Shops, banks, schools and most government offices were closed in towns across the region, after a separatist leader called a three-day strike to protest Thursday's killings. Srinagar, the main city in the region, was largely deserted after hundreds of police and paramilitary troops were deployed on the streets to halt any demonstrations over the deaths, an AFP reporter on the scene said.
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