Valley Of Terror: Kids, Mourners Attacked
17 May 2005
The Times of India
Srinagar: Terror struck in Jammu and Kashmir again on Tuesday with a school in Srinagar being attacked by an explosive device and the mutilated bodies of four abducted villagers being recovered from a forest near here. The Kamla Nehru School in Barbarshah area, barely a kilometre from the city centre, was closed for two days after miscreants hurled a powerful firecracker at the gates. Stone pelting followed, a teacher at the school said, adding that miscreants had warned them against running the school. The incident, which created panic, came just five days after a grenade attack at a complex with two schools killed two and injured 45 people, including many students. The bodies of four villagers were found at a forest near Dara village close to the Dachigam National Park, 11 km from here. They had been abducted with three others from their homes in Dara Monday evening. Police said the throats of all four slain villagers had been slit. No separatist guerrilla group has owned responsibility for the abduction and murders. In a separate incident two persons were killed and 15 others injured as militants lobbed a grenade followed by firing on the mourners assembled at the fourth day ceremony of Abdul Gani Bhat, brother of former divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and president of Salvation Movement, near here.