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2006-06-30 01:32:39

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India said its troops shot dead eight suspected Islamist militants on Friday when they tried to sneak into Indian Kashmir from the Pakistani side, the biggest infiltration bid to be foiled this year. The incursion attempt took place in the border district of Kupwara, northwest of Srinagar, Indian Kashmir's summer capital, an army spokesman said. Eight infiltrators were killed earlier this month, also in the Kupwara area. "The encounter with infiltrators...

2006-06-29 05:29:48

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - It may never top the best sellers list, but 65-year-old Abdul Rashid hopes his small book will be some comfort to thousands of Kashmiris whose relatives have disappeared during the revolt against Indian rule. For years, Rashid desperately searched graveyards, morgues and security camps across strife-torn Kashmir for his son, Fayaz Ahmad, who was 28 when he went missing in 1997. He found nothing. "We left no stone unturned in search of...

2006-06-18 03:25:27

By Sheikh Mushtaq SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of Muslims watched in rapt attention on Saturday night at an old, closely guarded cinema hall in Srinagar, the center of a violent, 16-year Islamist revolt against Indian rule in Kashmir. But it wasn't an anti-India sermon being delivered by an imam in the Muslim-majority state. Instead, weary of the wrangling and conflict over their region, they were watching the premiere of 'Akh Daleel Loolech' (A Love Story), the first...

2006-06-12 09:05:15

By Ashok Pahalwan JAMMU, India (Reuters) - At least nine people were killed in a series of attacks in Indian Kashmir on Monday, including one close to a camp housing Hindu pilgrims, while a boy died in police firing. Suspected Islamist militants threw three grenades at a crowded bus station in Jammu city, the state's winter capital, police said, killing one person and wounding 22. The station is close to a camp where hundreds of pilgrims are staying before embarking on a long...

2006-06-12 06:22:20

By Ashok Pahalwan JAMMU, India (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and 22 wounded in Indian Kashmir on Monday when suspected Islamist militants threw three grenades at a crowded bus station, police said. The bus station in Jammu city, winter capital of the state, is close to a camp where hundreds of pilgrims stay before a long journey to Amarnath, a Hindu shrine deep in the Himalayas. "I was about to board a bus when something exploded between some buses," said Manoj Kumar,...

2006-06-11 23:24:54

JAMMU, India (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and 20 wounded in Indian Kashmir on Monday when suspected Islamist militants threw a grenade at a crowded bus station, police said. The bus station in Jammu city, winter capital of the state, is located close to a camp where hundreds of pilgrims stay before a long journey to Amarnath, a Hindu shrine deep in the Himalayas. "I was about to board a bus when something exploded between some buses," said Manoj Kumar, who sustained...

2006-05-31 08:30:31

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - At least 21 people were wounded in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday when suspected Islamist militants lobbed a grenade at a tourist bus, police said, in the second attack on tourists in a week. The attack took place near the famous mountain-ringed Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital and a bustling tourist center. Witnesses said the wounded, many of whom were bleeding, were being ferried to hospitals in ambulances and police vehicles. Women and...

2006-05-31 06:08:43

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Two demonstrators were killed in Kashmir on Wednesday when Indian soldiers fired on a an angry mob protesting over the deaths of 21 school children in a boat accident, witnesses said. The children drowned on Tuesday when a navy boat capsized in the Wular Lake, 65 km (40 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian Kashmir's summer capital. Officials said the boat sank after some children shifted their weight to one side. Eyewitness among hundreds of people who had...

2006-05-30 05:02:06

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - A policeman was killed and four people, including two civilians, were wounded in Indian Kashmir on Tuesday after suspected Islamist militants threw a grenade at a police vehicle near a crowded market, police said. The attack in the heart of Srinagar, the state's summer capital, came as Indian and Pakistani officials were to begin talks in Islamabad on terrorism and the trafficking of drugs and people. "Panic gripped the area after the vehicle caught fire...

2006-05-26 08:38:46

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian Kashmir's chief Islamic priest and leading separatist on Friday dismissed talks between New Delhi and local political leaders as a useless "seminar" that failed to achieve anything. After two days of talks with mainly pro-Indian politicians -- separatists boycotted the round table -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Thursday he had asked them to set up five panels to look at Kashmir's future, including one on "special status." But Mirwaiz Umar...


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