Fresh violence in Kashmir claimed
nine lives

In the first attack fighters entered a house in Kashmir’s Rajouri district, west of winter capital Jammu and gunned down three children and their parents, said the spokesman.

In the second attack three fighters and one special officer of the Kashmir police were killed, at Surankote in the border district of Poonch, 240 kilometres west of Jammu.

More than 38,000 people have died in Kashmir since the eruption of fighting in 1989.