Rebel casualties in southern Shopian area spark anti-India protests as hundreds of residents try to march to the site of the battle in solidarity with Kashmiri fighters.
Officials say a rebel fighter was also killed in India-administered Kashmir's Anantnag town. Also on Wednesday, New Delhi extended president's rule in the region by six more months effective July 3.
Government forces in India-administered Kashmir fire shotgun pellets and live ammunition at hundreds of anti-India protesters, following a gun battle in Shopian district, wounding dozens of civilians and six journalists, reports say.
Gunfight in India-administered Kashmir leaves six rebels and an Indian soldier dead, sparking massive protests by residents seeking end to Indian rule over disputed region. A teenage Kashmiri boy was shot dead by troops during protests.
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