Five killed in J&K

SRINAGAR: Two Islamic militants were among five people killed in attacks on a remote police station and the home of a policeman in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir, police said on Monday. Police said rebels attacked a police station in the town of Mendhar in the southern district of Poonch on Sunday with grenades and machine guns. In the police station attack, two militants, one policemen and a civilian were killed. In another incident, suspected rebels shot dead another policeman in southern Anantnag district on Sunday, police said. — AFP

Pataudi out on bail

CHANDIGARH: Former India cricket captain Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi got bail on Monday after being behind bars for two days on charges of killing an endangered blackbuck. Pataudi, who had been in a jail in Haryana’s Jhajjar town since Saturday, was granted bail for a surety of Rs 50,000. He was in hiding since June 3, when he was found with the carcass of a blackbuck in Jhajjar. Seven others along with him are accused. — HNS

India test fires missile

BHUBANESWAR: India successfully tested an Indian-built surface-to-air missile on Monday for the second time in two days, a defence ministry official said. The missile Akash was tested in eastern Orissa state. It was fired from a mobile launcher at the Chandipur-on-Sea testing range, 200 km northeast of Bhubaneswar, Orissa’s state capital. The 700 kilogramme missile, which hit a flying drone, was last tested on Friday. — AFP

Rioters attack cops

BEIJING: More than 200 people attacked police in southern China’s Guangdong province after officers tried to detain a bus driver who broke a traffic law, state media said on Monday. The incident occurred on Saturday after two police officers stopped a bus on a road near the border of Guangzhou and Foshan cities when it waited too long for more passengers, Xinhua news agency said. — AFP

Record ‘ice’ bust

BANGKOK: Thai police seized more than 235 kg of drugs including heroin and a record amount of “ice” (methamphetamine) destined for foreign countries, police said on Monday. Three Thai men were arrested in the operation in Saraburi province on Thursday. and face

the death penalty if convicted of trafficking, according to Thailand’s laws. The haul, worth about $17 million, is one of Thailand’s biggest in a decade and was likely to be trafficked to Europe, the United States and Australia, Thai media reported. “Ice” is the crystal, smokable form of methamphetamine. — AFP

7 killed in N-East India

GUWAHATI: At least six guerrillas and a soldier were killed in separate encounters between rebels and security forces in the troubled northeast, officials said on Monday. Four militants belonging to the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) were killed on Sunday in Assam’s Nalbari district, 70 km west of the state’s main city of Guwahati, said Brigadier Sujan Chatterjee. The dead rebels included two explosive experts. Soldiers also seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition. In another incident, two unidentified rebels were killed by soldiers in adjoining Manipur on Sunday. — HNS