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5th Kashmiri dies in weeklong clashes with Indian troops

  • Activists of Jammu Kashmir Libration front (JKLF) shout slogans as they defy curfew and hold a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2016. Indian authorities on Friday imposed a curfew in parts of Kashmir to stop fresh anti-India demonstrations after separatist leaders called for protests after Friday prayers against the killings of four people by Indian troops on April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Activists of Jammu Kashmir Libration front (JKLF) shout slogans as they defy curfew and hold a protest in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2016. Indian authorities on Friday imposed a curfew in parts of Kashmir to stop fresh anti-India demonstrations after separatist leaders called for protests after Friday prayers against the killings of four people by Indian troops on April 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kashmiri Muslims carry an injured protester on a stretcher at a local hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2016. Police in Indian Kashmir say army troops have opened fire on protesters throwing rocks at a military camp in the troubled Himalayan region, killing at least one person and injuring three others. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Muslims carry an injured protester on a stretcher at a local hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2016. Police in Indian Kashmir say army troops have opened fire on protesters throwing rocks at a military camp in the troubled Himalayan region, killing at least one person and injuring three others. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • The mother of an injured protester cries as she waits to hear the news about her son, outside the operation theater at a hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2016. Police in Indian Kashmir say army troops have opened fire on protesters throwing rocks at a military camp in the troubled Himalayan region, killing at least one person and injuring three others. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    The mother of an injured protester cries as she waits to hear the news about her son, outside the operation theater at a hospital in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 15, 2016. Police in Indian Kashmir say army troops have opened fire on protesters throwing rocks at a military camp in the troubled Himalayan region, killing at least one person and injuring three others. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Indian Kashmir say army troops have opened fire on protesters throwing rocks at a military camp in the troubled Himalayan region, killing at least one person and injuring three others.

A police official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he isn't authorized to speak to the press said the protest took place Friday in Kupwara, 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the region's main city, Srinagar.

A string of protests in Indian Kashmir began Tuesday in the northern town of Handwara following an allegation by residents that an Indian army soldier tried to sexually assault a teenage schoolgirl.

A total of five people have been killed in the clashes.