SRINAGAR (AFP) A nine-year-old Muslim boy was killed when police opened fire to disperse stone-throwing protesters during an anti-India demonstration in Kashmirs southern Anantnag district Monday evening, police said. The death brought more people out on the streets chanting slogans like blood for blood In Srinagar, six people were injured when police opened fire. Police said the incident occurred when a group of protesters hurled stones at police and shouted slogans. Residents said there were no protests when the shots were fired. Doctors said one of the injured was in serious condition. Two of the wounded were relatives of senior Kashmiri leader Yasin Malik. Tensions have been threatening to boil over during 11 weeks of demonstrations with 65 protesters and bystanders killed in the Muslim-majority region, where anti-India feelings run deep. Meanwhile, Indian troops killed nine suspected freedom fighters as they tried to cross the Line of Control, the army claimed Monday. The army spokesman JS Brar told AFP the gunbattle erupted late Sunday in western Uri sector and continued throughout the night after troops noticed a group of freedom fighters trying to sneak in under the cover of darkness. The operation is still continuing in the dense forests, Brar said, adding army reinforcements have been sent to the scene of the fighting.