8 more protesters killed in Indian Kashmir

August 2, 2010 10:32

SRINAGAR, India — Four people were gunned down by security forces who opened fire on thousands of protesters and another four civilians were killed in a blast at a police station, bringing the death toll from weeks of clashes in increasingly violent Indian Kashmir to 31.

The explosion Sunday happened after the police station was set on fire by residents angry at two deaths in Khrew, a town near Srinagar where hundreds had been protesting Indian rule, a top police officer said.At least four people were killed and dozens of civilians were wounded in the blast, the officer said on condition of anonymity as he didn't want his name to be used.

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