Sunday, June 6, 2010

169 killed in J&K since Jan 2010

Victims include 33 soldiers, 107 militants, 29 civilians
Srinagar: At least 169 persons, including 33 Indian army and policemen, 107 militants and 29 civilians fell to violence during the first five months of 2010, official statistics reveal. January 6, 2010 witnessed the first major fidayeen (suicide) attack in Kashmir after a gap of two and a half years. A civilian, a policeman and two attackers were killed in the 27-hour long gunfight in the city centre, Lal Chowk. On February 23, militants attacked an army search party at Chinkipora, Sopore, some 55 kms north of Srinagar. At least four soldiers and a militant were killed in the fierce gunfight. In yet another fierce gunfight on March 30, five militants and four Indian soldiers were killed in mountainous Rajouri district.

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