Two Policemen Killed In Kashmir Ambush

2 September 2009
Agence France-Presse


Srinagar: Two Indian policemen were killed when a group of heavily-armed militants ambushed their patrol in a southern district of revolt-hit Kashmir, police said Thursday. The ambush took place late Wednesday in a remote village of Rajouri district, bordering Pakistan-administered Kashmir, a police spokesman said. Militants have launched series of attacks in the restive region since Ramadan began on August 13. In the past, Ramadan in Kashmir has been marked by increased violence as some Muslim militants believe those who die fighting during the holy month gain more heavenly rewards. But this year no rebel group has issued any specific Ramadan threats. The insurgency against Indian rule in the Muslim-majority region has left more than 47,000 people dead since it began in 1989, according to official figures.