2 Dead In Kashmir Clashes Amid Eid Curfew

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Two protesters have been killed in clashes with securityforces in Indian-administered Kashmir amid a rare Eidcurfew in the disputed region.
At least 60 others were injured in the violence as security personnel blocked roads to several important mosques.
Violence has been reported in 10 areas of the region. Mobileand data services have been stopped.
Officials said the Eid shutdown was to stop plans by separatists to march to the UN observers’ office in Srinagar.
The Press Trust of India agency added that Eid congregationswere not held at the important Idgah and Hazratbal shrines for the first time in 26 years.
Prayers were offered at neighbourhood mosques instead.
Kashmiri media reported that markets on the eve of Eid saw far fewer shoppers than in previous years.
In the latest violence, security forces fired tear gas and pellet guns at protesters in the Bandipora area of northern Kashmir and Shopian in the south, as well as in Srinagar, a
police officer told the AP news agency.

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