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Protesters Clash with Police in Kashmir


Riot police have clashed with thousands of demonstrators in Indian Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar.

Police fired teargas to disperse up to 4,000 people who took to the streets Saturday to protest the shooting death of a musician by security forces.

At least six police officers were injured in the clashes.

Witnesses say police officers fired at 31-year-old composer Inayatullah Bhat late Friday near his home in Srinagar.

A police spokesman said police acted when Bhat refused orders to stop, but residents say the musician was on a routine stroll.

India has been fighting a separatist movement in its predominantly Muslim area of divided Kashmir since 1989.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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