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Indian police kill Kashmiri teenager in anti-Israel protest

Published on Jul 19, 2014 10:42 PM

SRINAGAR, India (AFP) - Police shot dead a teenage boy on Saturday in restive Indian Kashmir during a protest against Israel's military offensive against Gaza, officials said.

The youngster's death marked the first fatality in a string of demonstrations across the Himalayan territory that have been staged against the Israeli military campaign.

The boy, a ninth-class student, was killed in the village of Khudwani, 60km south of Srinagar, the main city of the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir.

"The boy died in (police) firing on anti-Israel protesters who were also angry about injuries suffered by other protesters during earlier demonstrations," a senior police officer told AFP.

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