Four killed in Kashmir
SRINAGAR: Four people died on Sunday in Indian held Kashmir as security was tightened to brace for potential attacks during the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Pakistan, police said.
Indian troops gunned down two Muslim fighters, both identified as Pakistanis, on the outskirts of Srinagar, a police spokesman said. Suspected militants shot dead a former fighter in Tral, 40km south of Srinagar, and a paramilitary trooper who was injured in a December 28 grenade attack died in hospital, police said.
Troops also defused explosives planted to target security forces at two points in Srinagar, the spokesman said. A police officer said security was stepped up to prevent ‘rebels’ from launching attacks during the SAARC summit. —AFP