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Woman killed, 9 wounded during protests near gunfight site in Indian-controlled Kashmir
By:Xinhua
update:December 20,2017

Dec. 20, 2017 -- A local boy walks on the debris of a damaged house after a gunfight at Batmuran Villageof Shopian district, about 55 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 19, 2017. A woman was killed and nine others wounded Tuesday after government forces fired at agitating protesters near a gunfight site in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)
 
Dec. 20, 2017 -- A woman was killed and nine others wounded Tuesday after government forces fired at agitating protesters near a gunfight site in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
 
The clashes broke out at village Batmuran of Shopian district, about 55 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.
 
"One young woman was brought dead to the hospital here today. She had a firearm wound in abdomen," a senior health official at Pulwama district hospital told Xinhua. "Besides this nine people were brought here and all of them were hit by pellets."
 
Reports said clashes broke out in the village following the killing of two militants in an overnight fierce gunfight. The government forces have laid down cordon around the area and suspected the third militant was still in the village.
 
Authorities have suspended internet services in the area, fearing it would mobilize people to stage protests near the gunfight site.
 
"The villagers came out in the morning shouting anti-India slogans and hurling stones on government forces," a police official said.
 
"The government forces fired warning shots and tear gas to chase assembled people as their interruptions were affecting the ongoing search operation."
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