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Fresh protests erupt in Kashmir following deaths of demonstrators

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Violent protests have broken out in Kashmir – a day after at least four people were killed and dozens injured by Indian paramilitary forces during a demonstration in Srinagar.

Authorities said that soldiers and police had opened fire in self defence. They also said that the protesters had been trying to get into a store of arms and ammunition.

The protest had broken out after locals said Indian security forces had gone into an Islamic school, beaten students and desecrated the Koran.

The Indian Interior Ministry has called for an investigation into what happened.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, both of which claim all the territory.