SRINAGAR, June 10 (1993): The army was called in to maintain peace in Kashmir on Thursday after police killed one person and then two more at his funeral, officials said.
An indefinite curfew has been clamped on Banihal town in south Kashmir to prevent further trouble, a government spokesman said in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state.
Paramilitary policemen were fired on by Moslem rebels near Banihal on Wednesday and two troopers were injured, the official said. One person was killed in return fire, he said.
Residents said the man killed by the troopers was a civilian caught in indiscriminate firing after the attack.
At his funeral later on Wednesday, mourners attacked policemen, officials said. Two people were killed and 10 injured when police opened fire to disperse the rioters, they said.
Five other people were killed in Kashmir on Thursday in separate incidents, the government spokesman said. The dead included two suspected rebels, he said.