Police shoot teenage protester dead in Indian Kashmir

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SRINAGAR, India: Indian police shot dead a 16-year-old boy on Saturday during an anti-India demonstration in Kashmir as a separatist strike shut down the Himalayan region for a second day, officials said. The uncle of the boy said police first detained his nephew before shooting him at point-blank range in front of dozens of other protesters. Police said they would investigate the uncle’s allegations while admitting that officers had breached normal protocol and saying they regretted the incident. The shooting happened during a protest on the outskirts of Srinagar, the main city of Indian-administered Kashmir, against a government crackdown on separatist leaders — the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Muslim-majority state.

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