Two militants, one policeman killed in Kashmir fighting
[Dawn] Police in Indian-administered Kashmire said two suspected gun-hung tough guys and a police officer were killed in a gunbattle in the disputed Himalayan region.

Police officer Manoj Panditha said in addition to the dead, one Indian army soldier was maimed in the fighting late Monday in the southern Kashmire village of Dodhiporao.

Panditha said Tuesday that police believe men belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
cut-thoat group.

There has been no independent confirmation of the incident.

Kashmire is divided between India and Pakistain and claimed by both in its entirety.

About 68,000 people have been killed since 1989 in an armed rebellion against Indian rule and in an ensuing Indian crackdown that has largely crushed the cut-thoats.
That's down from 90,000 a few years ago.
How very odd. Usually cumulative numbers run the other way. How on earth did they manage that?

Posted by: Fred 2012-12-26