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Kashmiri youth killed in Srinagar as security forces open fire at protesters

A 23-year-old Kashmiri youth was killed in Srinagar after security forces opened fire at protesters on Saturday.

The youth, identified as Sajad Ahmad, a resident of Tangmarg area in north Kashmir Baramulla district, was killed when security forces fired at stone pelters in Batmaloo area of the city, reports say.

Reports added that a vehicle of the paramilitary forces was attacked by stone pelters in the area after which the security forces fired at them, resulting in the death of the youth.

Following the incident, tension gripped the area and all shops have been shut down, the official said.