SRINAGAR : Indian government forces shot and killed a teenage Kashmiri boy and wounded two others as hundreds of rock-throwing protesters threatened to attack their armoured vehicle in the Indian-held Kashmir, reported a private TV channel on Friday. Police officer Abdul Ghani Mir said the violence erupted after Friday prayers as government forces tried to stop the protesters from holding a street demonstration against Indian rule in the Himalayan region.
The shooting occurred in Naidkhai village, nearly 30 kilometers north of the Indian-occupied Kashmir's main city, Srinagar.
Anti-India sentiments run deep in Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan region claimed by both India and Pakistan. The two neighbours have fought two wars over the control of Kashmir since they won independence from Britain in 1947.