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Kashmir rebels kill two 'informers': police

india Updated: May 15, 2009 18:31 IST
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Suspected Muslim rebels in Indian Kashmir on Friday murdered two alleged government informers, police said.

A 35-year-old forest employee was beheaded and a 22-year-old farmer were shot dead by militants in the village of Zachaldara in Handwara, about 85 kilometres (52 miles) north of the summer capital Srinagar.

"Both were killed by militants after they suspected them of working for the troops," a police officer told AFP.

Srinagar was also the scene of a fresh anti-India demonstration on Friday, with seven protesters hurt when police used tear gas and swung batons to break up groups of stone throwers emerging from weekly prayers.

Peaceful anti-India demonstrations were held at several others places in Srinagar and in other Kashmiri towns.

Kashmir is in the grip of a nearly 20-year-old insurgency that has so far left more than 47,000 people dead by official count.