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

    Musta'ribeen, Israel's agents who pose as Palestinians

    Who are the Israeli agents posing as Palestinians?

    Musta'ribeen are an elite Israeli undercover unit that disguises themselves as Arabs or Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

     How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    How Britain Destroyed the Palestinian Homeland

    100 years since Balfour's "promise", Palestinians insist that their rights in Palestine cannot be dismissed.