AFP Sunday 25 April
SRINAGAR, India -- Violent protests erupted in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir on Saturday, hours after soldiers killed an alleged timber smuggler, mistaking him for a militant, police said.
Four people were wounded when troops opened fire to quell around 4,000 protesters who surged into the street after the man's death, torching two army vehicles and pelting soldiers with rocks, a police officer said.
"The four injured people suffered bullets wounds and have been taken to hospital," the officer said, asking not to be identified.
The protests in which demonstrators shouted "We want freedom" and "Punish the killers" erupted in Chawan village in southern Shopian district of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.