Curfew in Kashmir after Indian soldiers kill civilians

Monday, 5 March 2018

A curfew has been imposed on parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir to contain protests after Indian troops killed three young civilians and a rebel.

Indian army Colonel Rajesh Kalia says militants fired at a checkpoint in southern Shopian area and a shootout with soldiers followed.

The Associated Press reports citing the locals, that the three civilians were killed in cold blood.

Kashmir is divided between Pakistan and India with both nations claiming the region entirely.

Rebel groups demand the region be united under Pakistani rule or as an independent country. Most people in the portion governed by India support the rebels' cause against Indian rule.