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Bus terminal shoot-out in Indian Kashmir: police

Suspected Muslim militants shot dead a counter-insurgency policeman policeman /po·lice·man/ (pah-les´min) a glass rod with a piece of rubber tubing on one end, used as a stirring rod and transfer tool in chemical analysis.

 and a civilian at a busy bus terminal in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

The attack took place in northern Sopore town, about 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the summer capital Srinagar.

"The killings sparked panic in the busy terminal as people ran for cover fearing police retaliation RETALIATION. The act by which a nation or individual treats another in the same manner that the latter has treated them. For example, if a nation should lay a very heavy tariff on American goods, the United States would be justified in return in laying heavy duties on the manufactures and ," a police spokesman said, adding the dead officer was a member of the force's special operations group Special Operations Group may refer to the:
  • Special Operations Group of Argentina.
  • Special Operations Group of the Australian Victoria Police.
  • Special Operations Group of the Tasmania Police
  • Special Operations Group of Brazil.

No group has claimed responsibility for the killings. Rebels often target security forces and civilians they suspect of working as informers.

Violence has dropped in Kashmir since India and Pakistan launched a peace process in 2004 to resolve disputes including the one over Kashmir -- a scenic Himalayan Himalayan

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2. a breed of white rabbits with pink eyes and black or blue points.
 region that both hold in part but claim in full.

The insurgency in·sur·gen·cy  
n. pl. in·sur·gen·cies
1. The quality or circumstance of being rebellious.

2. An instance of rebellion; an insurgence.

insurgency, insurgence
 against Indian rule has left more than 47,000 people dead by official count since 1989.
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Date:Jun 13, 2009
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