April 2006 News

Three Die In Kashmir Violence

19 April 2006
Agence France-Presse

Srinagar: Two soldiers and a suspected Islamic rebel were killed in Indian- held Kashmir on Wednesday as a frontline guerrilla group rejected calls for it to abandon violence. Militants shot dead two Indian Kashmiri troops who were on leave at their homes in north Kashmir while a rebel was killed in a clash with soldiers in southern Kashmir, a defence spokesman said. The violence came as the guerrilla group Hizbul Mujahideen rejected a government call to give up arms and negotiate with the Indian government. 'The gun is the only solution,' said Junaidul Islam, the Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman, in a statement published in local newspapers.


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