Saturday, May 27, 2017

Protests Erupt In Kashmir After Rebel Leader Is Killed

L.A. Times: Violent protests erupt in Kashmir after Indian forces kill 8 suspected militants

Stone-throwing protesters clashed with security forces across the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir on Saturday after Indian soldiers killed eight suspected militants as part of a months-long crackdown in the disputed Himalayan territory.

At least one civilian was killed as police forces tried to subdue the protesters, and dozens of others were injured, according to medical officials.

Anti-Indian protests in Kashmir have grown in size and intensity in the year since the Indian army killed a charismatic young militant, Burhan Wani, in a targeted operation in July.

Scores of civilians have been killed and thousands injured, many blinded by pellets fired by Indian police and paramilitary forces struggling to maintain order in a territory that India and Pakistan have fought over for 70 years.

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More News On Protests Erupting In Kashmir After A Key Rebel Leader Is Killed

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Fresh clashes break out in Kashmir after key militant leader Sabzar Ahmad Bhat is shot dead -- International Business Times
Clashes erupt after top Kashmir rebel is killed -- Gulf Times
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