SRINAGAR – At least two Kashmiri three were killed and 18 others injured in anti-India protests that erupted after a gunfight between rebels and government forces in disputed Kashmir, reported local media.
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According to Kashmiri media, the two boys, identified as Zahid Rashid, Saqib Ahmad and another, received bullets during the protest and died on way to the hospital.
Inspector-General Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani said the gunfight started Tuesday after police and soldiers raided an area of Chadoora to arrest a militant hiding in a house.
As the firing began, hundreds of residents came out of their house and chanted anti-India slogans and pelted stones on the police.
The Indian troops opened fired at the protestors that killed at leat two civilians and injured 18 incluing 8 police officials.