Twelve protesters and a policeman were killed Monday in Kashmir in the most deadly day of violence since mass demonstrations against Indian rule began three months ago, police said. Recent anti-India protests were further fuelled by rage about the desecration of the Quran in Washington on Saturday when a small group of Christians were filmed tearing pages from the holy book, police said. A policeman and five locals were killed during fierce clashes in central Budgam district, while another five died in western Tangmarg village where a mob torched a church-run school, police officials told AFP. Another man died in northern Bandipora district after security forces opened fire at stone-hurling protesters, while the twelfth victim was killed in southern Pampore town.