Three Die In Kashmir Violence
19 April 2006
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.