A teenage boy was killed when government forces in Indian-controlled Kashmir fired on protesters rallying against Israel’s invasion of Gaza on Saturday.
A police officer said troops opened fire after the protesters clashed with security forces in Khudwani, a village south of Srinagar. The officer spoke on customary condition of anonymity.
Police didn’t give the boy’s age, but residents said he was 15 or 16.
More protests erupted following the boy’s death and spread to at least two nearby towns where police used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators.
Kashmir has witnessed massive pro-Palestinian protests almost every day since Israel launched its military campaign in Gaza. Protesters have burned Israeli flags and clashed with government forces at several places in the region.