Kashmir teenager killed during anti-Israel protest

SRINAGAR, India — Government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired Saturday on protesters rallying against Israel’s invasion of Gaza, killing a teenage boy, police say.

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 says, speaking on customary condition of anonymity.

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

More protests erupted following the boy’s death and spread to at least two nearby towns where police were using 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 been burning Israeli flags and clashing with government forces at several places in the region, injuring at least five people.

— AP

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