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Police: Kashmiri teen killed by Indian forces

March 14, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say Indian government forces shot and killed a teenage Kashmiri boy and wounded two others as hundreds of rock-throwing protesters threatened to attack their armored vehicle in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

Police officer Abdul Ghani Mir said the violence erupted after Friday prayers as government forces tried to stop the protesters from holding a street demonstration against Indian rule in the Himalayan region.

The shooting occurred in Naidkhai village, nearly 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of the Indian portion of Kashmir’s main city, Srinagar.

Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan region claimed by both India and Pakistan. The two countries neighbors have fought two wars over the control of Kashmir since they won independence from Britain in 1947

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