10 Jul '17, 7pm

"Don't help him. Let him die." 69-year-old arrested over fatal stabbing in Boon Tat Street

SRINAGAR,India (REUTERS) - Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday (July 10) following two militant attacks on police. The pilgrims were in a bus on their way back from the Amarnath shrine deep in the Himalayas when their bus got caught up in the crossfire in Anantnag town, police said. Twelve pilgrims were wounded in the fighting that was triggered after the militants attacked a police bunker and another police party at a checkpoint. The attack is likely to raise the ire of hardline Hindu groups tied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party who have long sought tough action against militants fighting Indian rule in Muslim majority Kashmir. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up About 100,000 pilgrims have already completed the journey to the Amarnath shrine that began late last mont...

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