Previous article Next article

Gunbattle Delays Hindu pilgrims

on 2001/7/7 9:46:02 ( 1362 reads )

Source: BBC

JAMMU, KASHMIR, July 6, 2001: The authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say a gunbattle between militants and security forces on the Jammu-Srinagar highway has delayed a convoy of Hindu pilgrims going to Amarnath. At least three Indian security personnel and a militant were killed. A pro-Pakistani group, Lashkar-e-Toiba, said it was involved in the clash. Some 4,000 pilgrims later left Jammu for Pahalgam in Indian-adminstered Kashmir in a convoy of 200 trucks. Pahalgam is the base-camp for the Amarnath pilgrimage. Heavy security is in place for the pilgrimage. In other incidents, ten militants and two Indian security personnel have been killed in Indian-adminstered Kashmir since Thursday night

Previous article Next article
The comments are owned by the author. We aren't responsible for their content.
Copyright© 2016 Himalayan Academy. All rights reserved.

Get from the App Store Android app on Google Play