September 9, 2000 |
Unidentified gunmen wounded three people in a beauty salon in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, 24 hours after a militant group reportedly warned women that they would be shot if they did not wear veils in public. But the group said to be behind the warning, Lashkar-e-Taiba, denied issuing any such threat. Witnesses said the assailants stormed into the salon in the Gonikhan marketplace in Srinagar, the state's summer capital, and opened fire.
June 18, 2000 |
Black-garbed gunmen stormed a village while its residents slept early Saturday, executing 34 women, children and elderly men in the latest caste-related violence in one of India's most impoverished states. The attackers, identified as members of an upper-caste militia backed by rich landlords, fought a gun battle with several armed villagers for 2 1/2 hours until the residents ran out of ammunition, said M.V.
February 13, 2000 |
Violence marred an election Saturday in Bihar, one of India's most populous and poorest states, with land mine explosions and gunfire killing 17 people. Violence also marred polling in the northeastern state of Manipur. At least six people were killed and 10 others injured in two attacks by armed militants, the Press Trust of India reported. In the worst of the five land-mine explosions in Bihar--also a northeastern state--eight policemen were killed in a rural area Friday night.
December 26, 1999 |
Clashes between separatists and security personnel in Kashmir left seven militants and three policemen dead, officials said Saturday. Guerrillas fired at police Friday night when they were stopped at a checkpoint at Safawal, a village near Samba, officials said. Three policemen were killed in that attack. Army soldiers raided a militant hide-out and gunned down six guerrillas in Lakshan village in Doda district, an army spokesman said.
July 5, 1993 |
At least 19 people were killed in India's Kashmir region in a fresh bout of violence linked to the uprising against New Delhi's rule, officials said. The dead included eight suspected rebels killed by border guards while trying to enter from Pakistan, the officials said. At least six other suspected militants also died. The others included two civilians, two unidentified men and one paramilitary soldier.
January 24, 1992 |
Separatists armed with automatic weapons opened fire Thursday on an advance party of Hindu supremacists marching the length of India for national unity, killing five and injuring at least 16. The attack confirmed government warnings that the marathon procession is a flash point for religious bloodshed in the war-torn northern states of Punjab and Kashmir.