Indian soldier killed in Kashmir attack

Suspected Muslim militants have attacked an army convoy on the outskirts of Indian Kashmir's main city, killing an Indian soldier and wounding seven others.

    The attack targeted an army convoy

    The army said the attack took place on Sunday on the suburbs of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital.

    A spokesman from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group called up newspaper offices in Srinagar, declaring responsibility for the attack.

    The offensive came two days after Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, proposed a peace treaty with Pakistan.

    The army spokesman said: "There was a heavy exchange of fire".

    He said one of the attackers was also killed in the incident which took place near the saffron-growing area of Pampore.

    Peace offer
       
    Pakistan has welcomed Singh's offer of a "treaty of peace, security and friendship" to replace decades of hostility between the nuclear rivals.

    There has been no response from any of the militant groups fighting Indian rule in disputed Kashmir.
       
    Violence has declined in the Himalayan region since India and Pakistan began a peace process more than two years ago, but gun battles are still frequent.

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    From Cameroon to US-Mexico border: 'We saw corpses along the way'

    'We saw corpses along the way'

    Kombo Yannick is one of the many African asylum seekers braving the longer Latin America route to the US.