Five officers in India were killed Wednesday after armed militants launched a suicide attack at a police camp in Srinagar, Kashmir. The incident, which took place at 10:45 a.m. near a children’s school that was closed, involved four men armed with ammunition in sports kits. The chief minister of Jammu, Omar Abdullah, reported that five police officers had been killed and at least three civilians wounded. The attack was the first of its kind to occur in the area since January 2010. India’s peaceful reputation was shattered with the Delhi gang rape that brought the country up in arms. Violence has further intensified in recent weeks following the execution of Muhammad Afzal, who many believe was framed for the 2001 attack on Parliament.
UNREST Indian police in gun battle in Srinagar on Wednesday. (Dar Yasin/AP)