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12 die in J&K firing

August 12, 2008
Twelve persons have been killed in firing by security forces on protestors in Jammu and Kashmir, where an indefinite curfew has been imposed.

Police said 80 persons, including police and paramilitary personnel, were injured in Tuesday's violence.

In curfew-bound Kishtwar in the Jammu area, the army was called out after two persons were killed and over 20 others injured in clashes, police firing and a grenade blast, officials said.

Police earlier lobbed teargas shells to disperse groups belonging to two communities which pelted stones at each other at Kishtwar's Hidyal Chowk.

Image: Kashmiri women shout slogans as they march towards Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Text: Mukhtar Ahmad and Krishnakumar P in Srinagar | Photographs: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty

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