March 2005 News

Seven Killed In Kashmir

26 March 2005
The Daily Times

Srinagar: Suspected militants killed seven people, including three women of a Muslim family in held Kashmir, a police spokesman said Saturday. He said suspected militants early Saturday barged into the house of Shabir Gujjary in the village of Hassote in the state's southern Udhampur district and shot dead his mother, wife and infant daughter. 'Before fleeing, the militants also set fire to the house,' the spokesman said, adding Gujjary was a former militant who had surrendered last year. Later, the militants barged into the house of another man in a neighbouring village and shot him dead. Police said suspected militants also killed two more people in the southern districts of Anantnag and Rajouri. None of the dozen militant groups active in Kashmir claimed responsibility for the killings. Militants have been targeting pro-India politicians and surrendered colleagues. Meanwhile, militants on Saturday shot dead a policeman in a gunbattle in of Yamrach, near Kulgam town.


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