June 2002 News

Five Hindus gunned down in Kashmir

16 June 2002
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Five Hindus were shot dead and three others critically injured on Sunday when terrorists opened fire on a village in Kashmir, police said. ''The terrorists entered their home and opened indiscriminate fire killing five of the villagers instantly,'' a police spokesman said. ''Three others were seriously injured.'' The attack occurred at Balmakote village of Udhampur district, 200 kilometres north of Jammu, he said. In a separate incident, three village guards were killed by terrorists in northern Doda district overnight. ''The members of the Village Defence Committee (VDC) were all Muslims. Three other guards were also injured when the terrorists started firing on them,'' the spokesman said.


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