Four people were killed in Indian Kashmir on Monday when police fired on Muslim protesters who set fire to a Christian missionary school to denounce reports that copies of the Koran had been damaged in the United States, officials said. Police said the demonstrations, attended by thousands in western Kashmir, quickly turned into protests against the Indian central government — a day after authorities slapped a curfew on much of the restive region. The crowds massed in Budgam and Tangmarg areas chanting slogans denouncing the United States. They set fire to government buildings and a school owned by a Protestant church, witnesses and officials said.

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