Suicide Attack in Srinagar Kills Five

    Indian police men take cover during a gunbattle in Srinagar, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. A team of militants stormed a paramilitary camp Wednesday morning in the capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, leaving five soldiers and two militants dead and 10 more people wounded, a police official said. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Indian police in gun battle in Srinagar on Wednesday. (Dar Yasin/AP)

    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.

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