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Authorities arrest 2 policemen in killing of Kashmiri youth during anti-India protests

  • An Indian policeman takes cover behind an armored car as Kashmiri protestors hurl rocks and bricks in Narbal, some 15 Kilometers (10 miles) North of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody. In an unusual move for law enforcement in Kashmir, police quickly opened a case for murder and began investigating the boy's death. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    An Indian policeman takes cover behind an armored car as Kashmiri protestors hurl rocks and bricks in Narbal, some 15 Kilometers (10 miles) North of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody. In an unusual move for law enforcement in Kashmir, police quickly opened a case for murder and began investigating the boy's death. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout freedom slogans as they participate in a torch light procession in Srinagar, India, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Dozens of JKLF supporters participated in a torch light procession against the killing of a teenage student in Indian controlled Kashmir on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout freedom slogans as they participate in a torch light procession in Srinagar, India, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Dozens of JKLF supporters participated in a torch light procession against the killing of a teenage student in Indian controlled Kashmir on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout freedom slogans as they participate in a torch light procession in Srinagar, India, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Dozens of JKLF supporters participated in a torch light procession against the killing of a teenage student in Indian controlled Kashmir on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Activists of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) shout freedom slogans as they participate in a torch light procession in Srinagar, India, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Dozens of JKLF supporters participated in a torch light procession against the killing of a teenage student in Indian controlled Kashmir on Saturday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

Officials say two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenager during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir.

After two days of clashes between Indian law enforcement authorities and anti-India demonstrators, towns across the Himalayan territory were mostly quiet on Sunday.

Police said in a statement that they arrested two policemen after a preliminary investigation revealed one had ordered the other to fire his rifle at protesters Saturday "in violation of laid down SOP (standard operating procedure)."

Indian authorities have been struggling to contain growing anger after Friday's arrest of a separatist leader on charges of leading protests against India's rule in the region.

Streets in the main city of Srinagar were tense Sunday, with armed police and paramilitary soldiers inspecting vehicles and questioning people.