Tension in Kashmir after five killed


Parts of Indian-administered Kashmir are tense after five civilians were killed in two separate attacks in the same area in less than 24 hours. Four people were killed and nine injured after militants fired at three houses in Rajouri district on Sunday evening. On Monday, a child died and four people were hurt after a blast took place near the same houses. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear. Top police officials have started an investigation into the incidents. Sunday’s attack has triggered protests and strikes in Rajouri as people blamed the local administration for the security lapse. Manoj Sinha, the administrative head of the region, has condemned “the cowardly terror attack in Rajouri” and announced financial assistance for the families of the victims. “I assure the people that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished,” he tweeted on Monday.(BBC)…[+]