Clashes erupt in occupied Kashmir after Indian troops shoot dead civilian

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Protestors throw stones at Indian government forces during clashes following Mehrajuddin Peer Shah’s death. Photo: AFP Clashes erupted in India occupied Kashmir on Wednesday after hundreds of angry demonstrators clashed with government forces after soldiers shot dead a young man at a checkpoint, officials and locals said. The man’s death came amid heightened tensions in the restive Muslim-majority Himalayan region after New Delhi scrapped its semi-autonomous status and imposed a curfew to quell unrest.

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