Kashmire Korpse Kount
SRINAGAR - Suspected Islamic terrorists rebels shot dead two members of a police counter-insurgency unit Wednesday in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir, police said. The two slain men were killed in a busy market in Sopore town, 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir where Islamic terrorists militants have been fighting for 16 years against New Delhi’s rule. “The area was immediately cordoned off and searches were launched to arrest the terrorists militants involved in the shooting,” a police official said.

Authorities have stepped up security in in the Himalayan region, where tens of thousands have died in insurgency-related violence. Sopore is considered a hotbed of Hizbul Mujahedin, the region’s most powerful militant group which is fighting to make Kashmir part of Pakistan.
Posted by: Steve White 2006-03-02