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Fresh clashes kill 1 protester in Indian Kashmir

  • A Kashmiri throws back a tear gas canister at Indian security personnel during a protest after Eid al-Adha prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters in several places, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region. Shops and businesses were closed, with a curfew in effect in the entire Kashmir Valley. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    A Kashmiri throws back a tear gas canister at Indian security personnel during a protest after Eid al-Adha prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters in several places, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region. Shops and businesses were closed, with a curfew in effect in the entire Kashmir Valley. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Kashmiri throws a rock at Indian security personnel during a protest after Eid al-Adha prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters in several places, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region. Shops and businesses were closed, with a curfew in effect in the entire Kashmir Valley. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    A Kashmiri throws a rock at Indian security personnel during a protest after Eid al-Adha prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters in several places, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region. Shops and businesses were closed, with a curfew in effect in the entire Kashmir Valley. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kashmiri Muslim women shout freedom slogans during a protest after Eid al-Adha prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters in several places, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region. Shops and businesses were closed, with a curfew in effect in the entire Kashmir Valley. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri Muslim women shout freedom slogans during a protest after Eid al-Adha prayers in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters in several places, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region. Shops and businesses were closed, with a curfew in effect in the entire Kashmir Valley. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

Police say fresh clashes have killed one protester and injured five in India's portion of Kashmir, as a security lockdown marred Eid festivities in the troubled region.

A police officer says security forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to quell protesters Tuesday in the Bandipora area of northern Kashmir and Shopian in the south. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to talk to reporters.

Shops and businesses were closed, with a curfew in effect in the entire Kashmir Valley. Most people remained indoors for the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, which fell on Tuesday.

The region has been wracked by protests for two months following the killing of a rebel leader. Over 70 civilians have been killed and thousands wounded, mostly by government forces.