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30 local officials quit in Indian Kashmir after rebel threats

At least 30 fearful local officials have resigned in Indian Kashmir after rebels killed two colleagues and issued a warning against voting this week in the country's elections, residents said Wednesday. Hand-written notices announcing the resignations were posted in Tral area of the southern Kashmir valley where militants shot dead two officials and another man on Monday night, residents told AFP.

30 local officials quit in Indian Kashmir after rebel threats

At least 30 fearful local officials have resigned in Indian Kashmir after rebels killed two colleagues and issued a warning against voting this week in the country's elections, residents said Wednesday. Hand-written notices announcing the resignations were posted in Tral area of the southern Kashmir valley where militants shot dead two officials and another man on Monday night, residents told AFP.

Militants kill three in Indian Kashmir before voting

Militants have killed two local officials and another man in Indian Kashmir in attacks aimed at intimidating Kashmiris planning to vote in the country's election this week, police said Tuesday. The militants targeted two village council heads in separate attacks late Monday in Pulwana district south of the main city of Srinagar, a senior officer said. "Three people including two village heads were killed by local militants active in the area and the attack is aimed to keep the voters away from polling," Inspector General of Police AG Mir told AFP.

Militants kill three in Indian Kashmir in vote warning

Militants killed two local officials and another man in Indian Kashmir before issuing a warning to Kashmiris against voting this week in the country's mammoth election, police and residents said Tuesday. The militants targeted two village council heads in separate attacks late on Monday in Pulwana district south of the main city of Srinagar, a senior police officer said. "Three people including two village heads were killed by local militants active in the area and the attack is aimed to keep the voters away from polling," Inspector General of Police AG Mir said.

Militants kill three in Indian Kashmir in vote warning

Militants killed two local officials and another man in Indian Kashmir before issuing a warning to Kashmiris against voting this week in the country's mammoth election, police and residents said Tuesday. The militants targeted two village council heads in separate attacks late on Monday in Pulwana district south of the main city of Srinagar, a senior police officer said. "Three people including two village heads were killed by local militants active in the area and the attack is aimed to keep the voters away from polling," Inspector General of Police AG Mir said.

Six die in Indian Kashmir militant strike

Three suspected rebels disguised in army uniforms hijacked a taxi in Indian Kashmir on Friday and killed three people before being shot dead by security forces, police said. The attack was the deadliest in months by suspected militants fighting Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan territory and came just ahead of India's general elections in which Kashmiris are slated to vote. The rebels seized the shared passenger taxi early Friday morning near the international border with Pakistan in the south of the scenic territory, police said.

Avalanches kill six in Indian Kashmir

Avalanches triggered by unusually heavy snowfall killed at least six people in Indian Kashmir, as flimsy buildings caved in across the Himalayan valley, police said Wednesday. The dead included two soldiers who were crushed by snow in Kargil, a mountainous area of the remote Ladakh region, while four others were killed by avalanches in the south of the state, according to Superintendent Imtiyaz Hussain.

Suspected militants kill two policemen in Indian Kashmir

Suspected militants killed two police outside a court in Indian Kashmir on Monday, hours after another officer was stabbed in a separate incident in the restive region, police said. "Two policemen died in the shooting by militants on a truck outside the court complex," police superintendent Tejinder Singh told AFP. The firing took place in Pulwama town, 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) south of the region's main city of Srinagar, as a group of police arrived to deliver food to colleagues on duty at the court, a police officer said.

Soldier shoots dead five colleagues, self in Indian Kashmir

A soldier in Indian Kashmir shot dead five of his colleagues in a military camp on Thursday before turning the gun on himself, an army spokesman said. The counter-insurgency soldier was on duty in the early hours when he started firing on his colleagues in the camp in Safapora village, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of the region's main city of Srinagar. "The soldier ran amok, killing five others before shooting himself dead in the camp in Ganderbal district," Lieutenant Colonel Narinder Nahar Joshi told AFP.

Soldier shoots dead five colleagues, self in Indian Kashmir

A soldier in Indian Kashmir shot dead five of his colleagues in a military camp before turning the gun on himself, an army spokesman told AFP on Thursday. "The soldier ran amok, killing five others before shooting himself dead in the camp in Ganderbal district," lieutenant colonel Narinder Nahar Joshi said. The soldier was part of a counter-insurgency unit posted in Safapora village, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Srinagar, the main city of the region. Investigations are under way to determine whether the soldier was under stress.
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