At least five civilian protesters were killed in firing by security forces as fresh violence erupted in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday.
The fresh incident took toll to 65 in the weeks of unrest triggered by the July 8 killing of a popular rebel commander.
Police officer said the protesters threw stones at the security forces in Budgam, some 30 km from Srinagar, in Kashmir.
Security forces opened fire to control the situation. One person was killed on the spot and three more succumbed to their injuries at a hospital. More than a dozen persons sustained injuries in the incident.
Another civilian was killed when security forces fired at a mob, which was throwing stones at police and paramilitary troopers in Larkipora village of Anantnag district.
At least a dozen protesters were also injured in the violence, the latest in a series of clashes that have rocked the Kashmir Valley in more than five weeks.