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Kashmir teenager's death sparks fresh anti-India protests

  • Masked Kashmiri protesters run as they hold stones and bricks before throwing them at government forces on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Government forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to stop rock-throwing protesters after Friday prayers in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir. There have been almost daily protests since the July 8 killing of a popular rebel commander by Indian forces, often with stone-throwing youths clashing with police and paramilitary forces firing pellets and bullets into the crowds. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Masked Kashmiri protesters run as they hold stones and bricks before throwing them at government forces on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Government forces fired tear gas and shotgun pellets to stop rock-throwing protesters after Friday prayers in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir. There have been almost daily protests since the July 8 killing of a popular rebel commander by Indian forces, often with stone-throwing youths clashing with police and paramilitary forces firing pellets and bullets into the crowds. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Kashmiri woman, left, yells at Indian forces as mourners carry body of Qaiser Sofi, during his funeral procession in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Dozens of people were injured in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday after government forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas as a funeral procession for a teenager turned into a protest against Indian rule. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    A Kashmiri woman, left, yells at Indian forces as mourners carry body of Qaiser Sofi, during his funeral procession in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Dozens of people were injured in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Saturday after government forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas as a funeral procession for a teenager turned into a protest against Indian rule. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kashmiri protesters smash windshields of private cars for ignoring separatist-sponsored strike during the funeral of Qaiser Sofi in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say at least 30 people were injured after government forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas as a funeral procession for a teenager turned into a protest.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Kashmiri protesters smash windshields of private cars for ignoring separatist-sponsored strike during the funeral of Qaiser Sofi in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say at least 30 people were injured after government forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas as a funeral procession for a teenager turned into a protest.(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say at least 30 people were injured after government forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas as a funeral procession for a slain teenager turned into a protest.

Police on Saturday intercepted the mourners carrying the body of the teenage boy who his family alleges died of police torture in the disputed region's main city.

Hundreds of young men participating in the funeral hurled rocks at the troops while another group of mourners changed route to bury him.

The boy died in a hospital overnight after was he found in an unconscious state a day after he went missing on Oct. 27.

Kashmir is experiencing its largest protests against Indian rule in recent years, sparked by the killing in July of a popular rebel commander.