10 killed in Indian-held Kashmir
Daily Times, Aug 31, 2010
SRINAGAR: A nine-year-old Kashmiri boy was killed and several protesters were wounded by police fire in Indian-held Kashmir, while troops killed nine suspected militants trying to cross the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday.
A nine-year-old boy was killed when police opened fire to disperse stone-throwing protesters during an anti-India demonstration in Anantnag district on Monday evening, police said. Security forces fired tear gas and gunshots as hundreds of residents held protests and clashed with police, a police officer said on condition of anonymity. The boy was killed and 15 people were injured in the shooting, the officer said. Thousands of people came out to protest the killing, the officer said.
Injured: Hundreds of people defied a curfew in Srinagar to demonstrate against Monday’s shooting, chanting “Go India! Go back” and “We want freedom”. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. Six people were injured by police fire. Police said the incident occurred when a group of protesters hurled stones at its personnel and shouted slogans. Residents denied there were protests when the shots were fired. Doctors said one of the injured was in serious condition. Two of the wounded were relatives of senior pro-freedom leader Yasin Malik.
Militants: Meanwhile, the army claimed it had killed nine militants who were trying to cross the LoC. “The army has foiled a major infiltration attempt by killing nine militants who were trying to infiltrate into (Indian-held) Kashmir from across the LoC,” said army spokesman JS Brar. Agencies