May 7, 1992 |
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.
January 3, 1997 |
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.
May 28, 2006 |
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.
March 24, 2003 |
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.
August 17, 2000 |
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.
February 16, 1988 |
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!"