Kashmiri protesters, Indian security forces trade stones and tear gas

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SRINAGAR: Violent clashes between Indian security forces and protestors opposed to Indian-rule in the northern state of Kashmir continued Friday.

Government forces fired tear gas to counter stone-pelting protestors.

The recent round of riotous protests began on Sunday when Indian security forces raided a few villages in Southern Kashmir, killing 13 armed rebels.

At least three Indian soldiers were also killed in the fighting, which was followed by a security clampdown, and agitation by separatists who challenge India’s sovereignty over Kashmir.— AP

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