July 5, 2005

Shootout at Indian religious site ends, 5 killed

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian security forces gunned downfive armed men who raided a religious site in northern Indiaclaimed by both Hindus and Muslims, TV news channels said.

The gunbattle at the disputed site in Ayodhya town, about600 km (375 miles) southeast of New Delhi, had ended and thecomplex was in the control of police, the reports said.