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SRINAGAR, India – Police have reported two more deaths in Indian-controlled Kashmir as anti-India protests and clashes with government forces persisted despite a strict curfew in place for a 14th straight day.
A police officer said one man died from injuries suffered earlier and another man died in fresh firing as clashes began after Friday prayers in the mostly Muslim region. The officer was not authorized to speak to media and provided the information on condition of anonymity.
The largest anti-India street protests in recent years in Kashmir erupted after government forces killed a top rebel leader on July 8. At least 48 civilians, mostly teens and young men, have been killed as government forces fired live ammunition and pellets. A policeman was killed after protesters pushed his vehicle into a river.