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 Kashmir’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.

“Militants hurled grenades and fired indiscriminately while forcing their way in,” 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 city’s Barbar Shah area.