Skip to comments.Six Hindus killed, Ten wounded in Kashmir violence
Posted on 07/31/2006 5:35:06 AM PDT by Trupolitik
SRINAGAR, India (AFP) - Six people were killed in shootings and 10 wounded in a grenade attack on a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims in Indian Kashmir, police and the army said.
Indian troops shot dead four Muslim rebels during a fierce gunbattle near the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
"The four were killed during a gunbattle that erupted late Sunday in the (northern) Gurez sector," army spokesman Hemant Joneja told AFP on Monday.
He said the four were part of a group that had infiltrated into Indian Kashmir on Wednesday from across the Line of Control -- the ceasefire line that splits Kashmir between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan.
"In all a total of eight militants have been killed in Gurez since July 26 when the infiltration was detected," he said.
Police said a Muslim civilian was also killed in the crossfire and suspected militants shot dead a Muslim civilian late Sunday.
Meanwhile, seven Hindu pilgrims and three bystanders were wounded in a grenade attack on a bus carrying Hindu pilgrims in Srinagar on Monday, police said.
Hindu pilgrims trek to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in the Kashmir Himalayas annually during a two-month period in the summer. The pilgrimage has been a target for Islamic separatists in previous years.
This was the second such attack this year after five pilgrims were wounded in a grenade attack last month and it follows a series of similar attacks on Indian tourists since May that have killed 15 and wounded nearly 70.
Kashmir is in the grip of a 17-year-old insurgency that has so far claimed the lives of more than 44,000 people.
We are losing the WOT in Africa as the left continues to abet Islam in implementing the Brezhnev doctrine.
Now guys, Muslims are equally bad as everyone else today -- the atheist suicide bombers, the Buddhists flying airplanes into buildings, the Christian headchoppers.......
Must be Israel's fault.
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