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Kashmir sees its deadliest year in about a decade

Over 500 people have died since January in Indian-administered region after army stepped up presence, rights groups say.

It has been the most violent year for the Indian-administered Kashmir in nearly a decade.

According to rights groups, 535 people have been killed this year so far, which include 246 separatist fighters, 144 Indian soldiers or police personnel and 145 civilians.

 

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.