Fierce Gunbattle In Indian Kashmir After Attack
29 July 2005
Srinagar: A fierce gunbattle broke out on Friday between Indian troops and Muslim rebels in the centre of Srinagar, the biggest city in Indian Kashmir, and many people, including journalists, were injured, witnesses said. Fighting began after militants threw grenades and opened fire on a police post, forcing shopkeepers to flee the usually crowded commercial hub. Television channels said two militants were holed up in a shopping centre. At least a dozen people were injured, including five television cameramen and photographers and five security personnel, witnesses said. Islamic militant groups Al-Mansuriyan and Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen, fighting New Delhi's rule in the disputed region, have claimed responsibility for launching the attack.