Indian troops kill two suspected militants in Kashmir

Police claim militants belonged to LeT, were involved in a grenade attack on a taxi in Kashmir.


Afp December 28, 2012
Police say militants belonged to LeT, were involved in a grenade attack on a taxi in Kashmir. PHOTO: AFP/ FILE

SRINAGAR: Indian troops on Friday shot dead two suspected militants in Kashmir while seven civilians received police bullet injuries when they protested the slaying of the rebels, officials said.

The two militants allegedly belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed while three troopers were wounded in a firefight with militants in Pulwama town, 30 kilometres from Kashmir summer capital Srinagar.

Vijay Kumar, deputy inspector general of police in Pulwama, also said seven civilians who attacked a military ambulance to protest the killing of the militants were wounded when police fired on them.

A curfew has been imposed on Pulwama, he added.

The officer said the two militants were behind a grenade attack on a taxi in July that led to the death of four women tourists in Kashmir.

One of them was also involved in a grenade attack last month at a liquor store in the Kashmiri city of Jammu, which left one man dead and five others injured, Kumar said.

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Zaid Hamid | 8 years ago | Reply

They were innocents. No Muslim is criminal anyways.

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