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April 15, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
An avalanche hit an Indian army post in Kashmir, killing seven soldiers, an army spokesman said. The army rescued eight soldiers who were partially buried by the cascading snow at an altitude of 14,000 feet in the Shasmbari forest, said Col. K. Umamaheswar. The region, close to India's de facto border with Pakistan, is 80 miles north of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state. Frequent rain and heavy snow often trigger avalanches in Kashmir, which is divided between neighboring India and Pakistan and claimed by both.
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April 15, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
An avalanche hit an Indian army post in Kashmir, killing seven soldiers, an army spokesman said. The army rescued eight soldiers who were partially buried by the cascading snow at an altitude of 14,000 feet in the Shasmbari forest, said Col. K. Umamaheswar. The region, close to India's de facto border with Pakistan, is 80 miles north of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state. Frequent rain and heavy snow often trigger avalanches in Kashmir, which is divided between neighboring India and Pakistan and claimed by both.
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October 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Fifteen people, including two children, died Thursday as Islamic militants stepped up attacks on Indian security forces in Kashmir. Three soldiers and two militants were killed when guerrillas ambushed an army convoy near the Banihal pass on the highway connecting Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, with Srinagar, the summer capital. Police said the guerrillas opened fire as the convoy was about to enter the Banihal tunnel. The troops returned fire.
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October 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
Fifteen people, including two children, died Thursday as Islamic militants stepped up attacks on Indian security forces in Kashmir. Three soldiers and two militants were killed when guerrillas ambushed an army convoy near the Banihal pass on the highway connecting Jammu, the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, with Srinagar, the summer capital. Police said the guerrillas opened fire as the convoy was about to enter the Banihal tunnel. The troops returned fire.
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May 7, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The men of Maulem Shah Mohammed's lost command sat in the ruins of King Amanullah's hillside guest house, waiting for lunch: a scorched vat of rice, a spent ammunition box of tea and a 50-gallon drum down to its last half-inch of lard. The commander's hands were frostbitten from the eight-day walk he and his 30 tattered fighters had made to claim the rubble of Paghman for their Muslim guerrilla faction. They were acting on orders more than two weeks old.
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January 3, 1997 | Reuters
A bomb exploded today near the home of the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir state, Farooq Abdullah, Indian police said. Abdullah was not in the area at the time, they said. Seven people were wounded by the blast, which went off about 30 yards from Abdullah's residence in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
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May 28, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Thousands of people protested in a Kashmiri village and locked up a soldier, alleging he had raped a girl on her way home from school, witnesses said. Police were trying to persuade the villagers to release the soldier and promised an investigation after the alleged assault in Singhpora village, 15 miles north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state.
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March 24, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Twenty-four Hindus have been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Jammu and Kashmir, in the worst outbreak of violence since elections were held to try to bring peace to India's only Muslim-majority state. Police said women and children were among the dead. The attack was in the village of Nadi Marg, south of Srinagar, the state's summer capital. Indian police in Srinagar said gunmen disarmed police guarding the village before the attack.
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August 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Eight people, including four separatist guerrillas, were killed and 18 wounded in different gun battles and a grenade attack in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, police said. They said 18 people were injured when unidentified militants hurled a grenade at an Indian security patrol in a crowded market in Bijbehara township, 29 miles southeast of the state's summer capital, Srinagar.
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February 16, 1988 | MARK FINEMAN, Times Staff Writer
The house where thousands of Filipinos flocked to see the Virgin Mary descend from heaven this month is sandwiched between an Italian restaurant and a house of ill repute in the modern Manila suburb of Quezon City. It was, as many religious analysts later noted, less than an ideal setting for a miracle. But just after 5 p.m. on Feb. 2, a handful of the devotees at the front of the crowd suddenly stood transfixed, gaping at the top of an olive tree in the front yard. "The virgin is here!"
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May 7, 1992 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The men of Maulem Shah Mohammed's lost command sat in the ruins of King Amanullah's hillside guest house, waiting for lunch: a scorched vat of rice, a spent ammunition box of tea and a 50-gallon drum down to its last half-inch of lard. The commander's hands were frostbitten from the eight-day walk he and his 30 tattered fighters had made to claim the rubble of Paghman for their Muslim guerrilla faction. They were acting on orders more than two weeks old.
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April 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Police reacting to a land mine explosion opened fire on a civilian bus in Kashmir, killing a 2-month-old boy and wounding several other people, passengers said. Police claimed that the bus was caught in the cross-fire when officers fired at guerrillas. Two officers died of injuries suffered in the blast alongside a road about 50 miles south of Srinagar, the summer capital of the violence-plagued Jammu and Kashmir state in northern India.
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June 12, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A series of gun battles between government forces and suspected Islamic rebels in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir left five people dead. In Pungai, 125 miles southwest of Srinagar, a guerrilla and a police constable were killed in a clash, a police officer said. Another suspected rebel was killed when soldiers raided Seer Jagir, 35 miles south of Srinagar, the summer capital of India's Jammu and Kashmir state.
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