SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Two civilians were killed and 18 other people were injured in anti-India protests that erupted Tuesday following a gunbattle between rebels and government forces in disputed Kashmir, police and witnesses said.
The gunbattle began after police and soldiers cordoned off the southern town of Chadoora following a tip that at least one militant was hiding in a house, said Inspector-General Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani.
Hundreds - Residents - Slogans - Area - Attempt
As the fighting raged, hundreds of residents chanting anti-India slogans marched near the area in an attempt to help the trapped rebel escape.
Witnesses said intense clashes between rock-throwing protesters and government forces erupted just few hundred meters (yards) from the besieged house, with police and paramilitary soldiers firing shotgun pellets and tear...
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