Civilian killed as Indian troops open fire on Kashmir protesters



Srinagar, April 30 (TNS): Indian forces on Monday fired at protesters in Indian-occupied Kashmir on Monday, killing a young man and wounding at least 14 others, Turkish media reported.

Indian troops cordoned off southern Drubgam village following a tip that freedom fighters were hiding there.

As clash between the troops and freedom fighters raged, anti-India residents tried to march to the site to help the trapped militants escape, leading to clashes between the rock-throwing villagers and government forces who fired live ammunition, shotgun pellets and tear gas.

Indian police said the fighting was continuing and at least two soldiers have been injured.

The armed freedom struggle against India’s rule in Kashmir and India’s response to it since 1989 has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people.

Courtesy: TRT World