Agence France Presse
Srinagar, January 7:
Three people were killed and five others injured today when Islamic militants attacked the income tax office in Jammu and Kashmirâ€™s summer capital Srinagar, witnesses and police said. paramilitary officer told AFP that one or two militants stormed the office compound, killing a paramilitary trooper and a policeman. One militant was also killed in the attack.
Four security force personnel and an income tax official were also injured in the attack, which continued after dark.
â€œMilitants hurled grenades and fired indiscriminately while forcing their way in,â€ the officer said. blaze swept through the upper floor of the fortified three-storey building and many people, including women, had to be rescued by ladder. About 60 people were rescued from the building in the cityâ€™s Barbar Shah area.