06 August 2018
Twelve Kashmiri fighters have been killed in gun battles with Indian army officers in the disputed Himalayan region, as violence in the region continues to escalate.
Clashes have taken place between locals and Indian army soldiers after soldiers descended on a funeral in the neighbouring village, which was being held for 5 of the fighters who were killed in Shopian.
Soldiers fired at residents who threw stones during the funeral. One person was killed and two wounded.
The Indian government has responded to protests with the firing warning shots, shotgun pellets, and tear gas.
Channel News Asia reports that 227 people, including 130 fighters and 52 Indian soldiers, have been killed this year in the Kashmir conflict.
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