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Four More Killed In Kashmir Protests

At least three protesters and a police officer were killed in India-controlled Kashmir on July 10, raising the death toll in violence sparked by the death of a separatist leader to 19.

Protesters in Kashmir clashed with Indian security forces after defying a curfew order in the troubled Himalayan region.

The curfew was imposed in an effort to hold down protests after Indian security officials said they killed Burhan Muzaffar Wani, a commander of the rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen, along with two other militants, on July 8.

Local authorities told reporters that 100 members of the security forces had been wounded and that three were missing.

Three protesters were killed on July 10 in clashes with security forces.

Indian police described Wani's killing as a "major success against militants in Kashmir," where the majority of people are Muslim and sympathetic to the rebels.

Based on reporting by Reuters and dpa