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Police, Protesters Clash in Indian-Kashmir


At least one person was killed and several others wounded Sunday when police and demonstrators clashed in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Police opened fire on the crowd of stone-throwing protesters in Baramullah town, about 55 kilometers outside Srinigar.

Demonstrators chanting pro-freedom slogans had taken to the streets to call for the release of several people who had been arrested during a recent strike.

Anti-India protests have grown in recent months.

Last week, separatists called for the United Nations to intervene in determining the fate of the disputed region. And a pro-independence strike shut down large parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, but claimed by both.

Two of the three wars the two countries have fought have been over the disputed territory.

About 70,000 people, mostly civilians, have died in Indian-administered Kashmir since a separatist insurgency began in 1989.

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