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Three Killed in Latest Kashmir Violence


Hundreds of angry villagers in Indian-controlled Kashmir have taken to the streets when security forces killed two civilians after mistaking them for separatist militants.

The Indian army says it regrets Saturday's incident in Dragmulla village north of Srinagar. It ordered an investigation of the shootings.

Another civilian was killed during a clash between Indian troops and militants in the same district.

Meanwhile, in Srinagar, shops, schools and offices were closed during a general strike to protest the death of a civilian in the city earlier this week.

Local authorities say police shot dead a college student as he was about to hurl a grenade at them, but residents say he had no militant connections.

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