Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2013

Five Indian Police Killed in Kashmir VPN
A map showing the line of control running through Kashmir. Credit: BBC

A map showing the line of control running through Kashmir. Credit: BBC

An ambush on a group of paramilitary police in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday has left five police officers, along with the two militants who carried out the attack.

“Five of our CRPF jawans (officers of the Central Reserve Police Force) were martyred,” one senior officers told reporters at the scene.

The attack took place in the Bemina district of Srinagar, close to a camp for security forces and a police-run school. The officers, from a group of 25 who were on duty at the time, were in an open field where a group of children were playing cricket when the militants attacked. Fortunately there are no reports of civilian injuries.

A further six or seven officers were injured.

Tension in Kashmir has been running high since the execution of a local man over the 2001 terrorist attack on the Indian parliament in New Delhi, and a series of cross border fire-fights between Indian and Pakistani soldiers in February.

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