- Posted September 26, 2013 by
Six killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir
The militants, all wearing army fatigues, lobbed grenades and opened fire at the Hiranagar police station, around 200 kilometres from the main city of Srinagar, an officer in the police control room said.
“We can confirm that five policemen and two civilians have been killed in the attack,” the officer told AFP.
The attackers escaped after hijacking a truck and were now engaged in a fierce gunbattle with Indian troops in the Samba district of Indian administered Kashmir, the NDTV news network and other local media reported.
It was not immediately clear how many militants were involved in the attack.
“The militants hijacked a truck after the attack on the police station and drove towards Jammu city and carried out another attack on Mesar army camp on Delhi-Jammu national highway near Samba town,” said Rajesh Kumar, Inspector General of Police for the Jammu range.
“The militants are now inside the camp and firing is going on. They shot one army man who was guarding the camp.”
Kashmir, a picturesque Himalayan territory, is divided between India and Pakistan by a de facto border known as the Line of Control (LoC) and the region is claimed in full by both countries.