Kashmir Teenager Killed During anti-Israel Protest

Troops opened fire after the protesters clashed with security forces in Khudwani, a village south of Srinagar.

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Kashmiri Muslim protesters throw rocks at Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest in Srinagar, India, July. 18, 2014.
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Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired Saturday on protesters rallying against Israel's invasion of Gaza, killing a teenage boy, police said.

Troops opened fire after the protesters clashed with security forces in Khudwani, a village south of Srinagar, the main city in Indian Kashmir, a police officer said, speaking on customary condition of anonymity.

Police did not give the boy's age, but residents said he was 15 or 16.

More protests erupted following the boy's death and spread to at least two nearby towns where police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.

Kashmir has witnessed massive pro-Palestinian protests almost every day since Israel launched its military campaign in Gaza. Protesters have burned Israeli flags and clashed with government forces at several places in the region, injuring at least five people.

Last week, dozens of students were arrested while demonstrating outside the Israeli embassy in New Delhi.

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