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Indian troops kill another Kashmiri youth in Kupwara

SRINAGAR, INDIAN-HELD KASHMIR: In a fresh incident of violence, Indian troops killed one more Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district of the Indian-held Kashmir.

According to KMS, the troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation in Machil area of the district. Earlier, an Indian soldier was killed in an attack in the same area.

More than 100 people, most of them young protesters, have been killed and more than 15,000 injured in clashes with Indian security forces.

Thousands more have been arrested since the unrest began on July 8, when a popular separatist leader, Burhan Wani, was killed in a gunfight with soldiers.

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Since then shops, schools and most banks have remained shut and authorities have suspended mobile phone internet services.

Kashmir has been divided between rivals India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947. Both claim the territory in full.

Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, where separatist groups have fought Indian troops since 1989 for either independence or a merger with Pakistan.

Tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours has soared after a militant attack last month on an Indian army base, with the two neighbouring countries exchanging fire and mortars across their de facto border in Kashmir almost every day.



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