December 2005 News

Policeman Killed, 11 Wounded In Two Kashmir Explosions

4 December 2005
Agence France-Presse

Srinagar: An Indian policeman was killed Sunday and 11 people wounded in two separate grenade attacks by Islamic militants in revolt-hit Kashmir, police said. The policeman was killed by a grenade during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Tral, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the summer capital Srinagar, police said. 'Two policemen and four army soldiers were also injured in the attack,' a police spokesman said, adding that the army had assisted in the operation. Meanwhile, two policemen and three civilian bystanders were injured in a grenade attack on a police patrol in Srinagar's Hari Singh High Street on Sunday, the spokesman said. 'The injured were carried to a hospital,' the spokesman said, adding that one policeman and a civilian were in critical condition. There has been no decline in violence in Indian Kashmir despite a devastating October 8 earthquake that left 1,300 people dead. More than 73,000 people died in neighbouring Pakistan and its portion of Kashmir. Kashmir has been in the grip of a 16-year- old insurgency against Indian rule that has so far left more than 44,000 people dead by official count.


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