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Policeman killed in Indian Kashmir

A policeman has been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Authorities say the officer was lynched outside the main mosque in Srinagar.

The man, identified as Muhammad Ayub, was operating in plain clothes outside the Jamia Masjid mosque during Friday prayers, 23 June.

It has been alleged by locals that Ayub fired his gun into a crowd after getting into a brawl with youths.

Police say two people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

It is likely that the incident will add further strain to what is already a tense time for the disputed region, which is claimed by both India and Pakistan.

An armed-revolt has been present in the Muslim-majority region since 1989.

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