At least 6 Hindu pilgrims killed in militant attack in Indian Kashmir

By Fayaz Bukhari | Religion News Service

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) — Six Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday (July 10) after 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.