Police kill civilians in Kashmir by-election clashes | News | Al Jazeera: Dozens of other civilians and government personnel were also wounded, according to Shantmanu, the state's chief electoral officer.
Officials said protesters threw petrol bombs and stones, and set voting machines and government vehicles ablaze.
More than a dozen polling stations were shut due to violence.
"This is a reaction to what is happening in Kashmir, because people are getting killed mercilessly," a young protester in Srinagar, who declined to give his name for fear of reprisal, told Al Jazeera.
"The youth are coming out to express our anger and dissent in every way possible," he added.
Para, the PDP spokesman, said: "We regret these killings. It will take some time to bring back a conducive environment in the state."
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