Shutdown in Kashmir after civilians killed in encounter

Updated:9 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): Separatists on Thursday called for a shutdown in Kashmir, a day after security forces killed four civilians in a village, when they opened fire on protesters and also pelted stones to stop an operation against suspected militants. This is the second such incident in Kashmir in just over a week. On April 2, Indian soldiers killed at least three civilians and 70 others got injured, when hundreds of people tried to prevent another security operation.Twenty more people were injured on Wednesday’s confrontation between protesters and security forces of Srinagar, according to police. Schools, colleges and businesses in the Kashmir Valley were closed in answer to the strike from the separatists.

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