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Curfew in Kashmir after militant attack


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An Indian paramilitary soldier keeps watch during a curfew, imposed on the Kashmiri summer capital following an ambush which killed five paramilitary personnel, Srinagar, March 14, 2013. — Photo by AFP

SRINAGAR: A curfew has been imposed in most of Indian-administered Kashmir after a militant attack left five paramilitary troops dead and a civilian was killed by government troops.    

Thousands of armed government troops patrolled the streets of the curfew-bound towns Thursday.

On Wednesday, two militants fired on a group of paramilitary soldiers in Srinagar, the region's main city, killing five troops. Soldiers shot dead both militants.

Later Wednesday, paramilitary soldiers fatally shot a civilian who they said was part of a group of protesters throwing stones at vehicles taking the injured to a hospital.

Locals said the man was not a protester.

No one has claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack, though suspicion immediately fell on separatists. India's government said the militants appeared to be from Pakistan, a charge Pakistan denied.

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Zubair Mar 14, 2013 11:40am

Freedom !!

The Real Facts Mar 14, 2013 09:07am

Weapons made in Karachi ..... Medicines Karachi .... a Dairy containing 38 Pakistani Phone numbers a Sim of Pakistan ..... and what you think India 2 say they are not Pakistani's :D

Shahz Mar 14, 2013 09:17am

Well. As a reader of dawn. I have a simple question whether these people who shot to the paramilitary soldiers in Srinagar are militants or Freedom fighters ?? who have seen burning of their houses, Raping of their sisters in front of them, killing of their brothers and million more things. Please if Dawn can clarify on it.

sahajpalvijay Mar 14, 2013 01:50pm

The Indian newspapers are showing tha the Pak Govt has passed a resolution condemning hanging of Afzal Guru. In this regard I would like to say that the Pak Govt should not indulge in such kind of activities but look towards the progressing neighbours and develop the country. Are the Pakis aware that neighbouring China is running the bullet trains covering a distance of 1000 km in just 3 hours. Please do some creative work for your country and for peace. Live and let live

indianfan Mar 14, 2013 06:16pm
everyone is free .. if u dont like us there is always another country
tony Mar 14, 2013 06:31pm
balochistan need it first
Vicky Mar 14, 2013 07:20pm
Yes,you guys need to be freed.
Zak Mar 14, 2013 08:32pm
India knows Kashmir will fight its way to freedom. India's old mantra 'Pakistan did it', now wears thin. Once Americans leave Afghanistan. The Kashmir struggle will flourish. Freedom, freedom, freedom for Kashmir from Indian occupation
shoaib Mar 15, 2013 01:42am