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10 Killed in Indian Kashmir Violence

4 January 2023 03:00

At least four civilians were killed and five others injured after attackers sprayed bullets into a row of civilian homes in a remote village in Indian-controlled territory.

Police in Kashmir have launched a search for the attackers, who killed four civilians in the attack.

Police blamed the insurgents, who have been fighting Indian rule for decades, for carrying out the attack in dhangri village in southern rajouri district, close to the heavily military line of control that divides disputed territory between India and Pakistan.

Police said, after Sunday's attack, on Monday a child was killed and five other civilians were injured, in an explosion that occurred near one of the houses targeted overnight in the village. It is not clear whether the explosives were left behind by the attackers.

Authorities urged police and soldiers to the area and launched a search for the attackers and officials said police were investigating two incidents in the village. There was no independent confirmation of the attack.

Meanwhile in Jammu, India, right-wing Hindu groups staged street protests on Monday, against attacks on civilians in Dhangri, a remote village in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Two children were killed and five other civilians were injured in an explosion on Monday, a day after attackers sprayed bullets into a row of houses, leaving at least four people dead.

The explosion occurred near one of the houses targeted overnight in dhangri village in south rajouri district, and a 5-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl died in the blast, while the injured were being treated in hospital.

On Sunday night, two gunmen indiscriminately opened fire on three houses in the dhangri, killing at least four civilians and wounding five.