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Fresh violence in Srinagar, 1 killed

The firing took place when protesters turned violent following alleged high handedness of security forces in Srinagar and attacked a police station with stones.Is the Kashmir issue dividing J&K? | Surfers' Response

india Updated: Aug 14, 2008 14:30 IST

One person was killed and four others wounded when security forces opened fire on protesters at Safakadal in Srinagar city on Thursday, official sources said.

The deceased has been identified as Shabir Ahmad Handoo, a mobile repair technician of the locality.

The sources said the firing took place when protesters turned violent and attacked a police station with stones. They were protesting against alleged high handedness of security forces while dealing with the agitation against the "economic blockade" in the wake of the Amarnath land row.

They said a police vehicle was also set on fire by an agitating crowd at Rawalpora on the outskirts of the city.