Gunmen ambush Kashmir patrol: Indian police

tensions have mounted since the execution last month of a Kashmiri separatist over a deadly 2001 attack in New Delhi.


Afp March 21, 2013
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers and police stand near a damaged vehicle at the site of a shootout on the outskirts of Srinagar, on March 21,2013. PHOTO: AFP

SRINAGAR: Gunmen wounded at least two Indian paramilitaries when they ambushed their patrol vehicle in Indian Kashmir's main city on Thursday, police said.

"Two Border Security Forces personnel were injured when their vehicle came under fire from unknown gunmen," Ashiq Bukhari, senior superintendent of police in Srinagar, told AFP.

A BSF official, who cannot be identified, said three members of the force were injured in the attack at Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar, one of whom was in a critical condition.

The shootings comes barely a week after militants disguised as cricketers killed five paramilitary police in Srinigar in the deadliest attack for nearly five years.

Violence in Kashmir -- a scenic Himalayan region which is divided between India and Pakistan and claimed by both -- had largely died down in recent years after a revolt began in 1989.

But tensions have mounted since the execution last month of a Kashmiri separatist over a deadly 2001 attack on the national parliament in New Delhi.

COMMENTS (3)

Viktor | 8 years ago | Reply

@Rana: The day our leaders show us a green flag to take care of those 'Kashmiri Jihadis' in our ways, be rest assured, that day onwards till next 400 generations, you wont get a chance to relax. DO NOT think our tolerance is our cowardliness, all we are doing is giving you guys ample amount of chances to change yourself. PEACE

Stranger | 8 years ago | Reply

whats the big idea killing the security personnel? Now more bombings/ more killings / more so called investigations / More money and time down the drain. People in the valley were slowy getting their lives back to normalcy and then suddenly this.

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