SRINAGAR, INDIA: Militants killed five Indian paramilitary police on Wednesday in an attack on security forces deployed in a Kashmiri town, a senior police officer said. Three paramilitaries, a local policeman and a woman bystander were wounded, and one militant was killed when the police returned fire, he said. The attack in Anantnag town was claimed by Al Umar Mujahideen, an Islamist militant group based in Kashmir. It was the deadliest in Indian Kashmir since February, when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a bus, killing 40 paramilitary police. That bombing raised tensions between nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan, part of whose border runs through the disputed, Muslim-majority region.
Militants kill five Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir attack
The Himalayan Times
Published: 10:28 am Jun 13, 2019
Separately on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet agreed to extend direct federal rule over the state of Jammu and Kashmir.