Ultras butcher 5 in J&K

Jammu, July 29:

Suspected Islamic militants raided a remote village in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir,

separated the villagers by religion and then killed five Hindus by slitting their throats, police said today. Police said the last night’s attack by three men was the latest in several grisly attacks in which civilians were killed with axes or had their throats slashed. The killings occurred in the village of Dhoob, in a remote area about 190 km northwest of Jammu, said Deputy Inspector General VK Singh. Jammu-Kashmir is the only Muslim-majority state in Hindu-majority India. The attackers walked into the village and lined up all the men, forcing the Muslims and Hindus to stand in separate lines, Singh said.

Gunfight on

SRINAGAR: Suspected Islamic rebels exploded a grenade on a busy street in Kashmir’s main city on Friday, setting off a gunfight that left at least 10 people wounded, police said, adding the gunfight was continuing early on Friday. The attackers hurled a grenade at a police jeep and began firing at a security post on Srinagar’s Maulana Azad road, said police officer Haseeb Ahmed. — AP