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Kashmir teacher's death stirs clashes

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October 21, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Thousands of angry villagers torched government vehicles in street battles that injured 30 police after soldiers allegedly shot dead a teacher in Indian Kashmir, officials and residents said.

Rawathpora residents alleged that Indian soldiers detained teacher Abdul Rashid Mir, 26, outside a school Friday, then tortured and fatally shot him. The army said Mir was accidentally shot after he got into a squabble with an army patrol.

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