Guerillas injure four in four attacks in Kashmir

Published 27 October 2011

On Tuesday four security personnel were injured in four attacks carried out by separatists in the Indian provinces of Jammu and Kashmir; the attackers targeted state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) hurling grenades and shooting from vehicles in four separate attacks; in the city of Lal Chowk, Surinder Singh, the head constable, was injured along with two others; the attacks appeared to be coordinated, but so far no group has claimed responsibility; the attacks come ahead of the Indian government’s plan to lift the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from certain parts of Jammu and Kashmir; the act gives security forces broad powers to deal with terrorists in restive areas

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