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Thousands protest in Kashmir after soldiers kill civilians

Indian paramilitary personnel stand guard along a road during a curfew the day after six people were killed in a shutout in Shopian district, in Srinagar on March 5, 2018. (Photo credit: HABIB NAQASH/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

Police fired tear gas when thousands defied a curfew in Indian Kashmir and took to the streets Monday (5) in protest at the killing by soldiers of six people including four alleged civilians. Indian authorities had shut schools and suspended internet services as tension mounted over the shooting of apparent civilians at a military checkpoint in southern Kashmir. But thousands of demonstrators still clashed with police and troops across the territory, one police officer told a news source. Tear gas was fired to disperse crowds who defied an official order to stay indoors, he added. There were no initial reports…

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