Indian paramilitary soldiers clash with Kashmiri protesters during a protest near the site of a gunbattle at Panzan, about 35 kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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Six people were killed in mounting violence ahead of local elections in Kashmir as Indian authorities imposed a curfew and suspended mobile internet services in the disputed territory Thursday.There were at least four separate shootings in the restive Himalayan region, where an armed insurgency against Indian rule has raged for three decades, costing tens of thousands of lives.Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since 1947 but both nuclear-armed rivals claim the territory in full, and have fought three wars over its control.The Software Freedom Law Centre, a New Delhi-based advocacy group, says authorities have suspended the internet 105 times this year in Kashmir alone.
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