Gunmen kill five workers in Kashmir
Srinagar, India - Unidentified gunmen shot dead five migrant labourers in Kashmir on Tuesday, police said, in the bloodiest incident since New Delhi moved to strip the region of its autonomy.
The killings in southern Kulgam district, some 70km south of Srinagar, came as India allowed a group of mostly far-right EU parliamentarians to visit the region where tensions have soared since New Delhi began a clampdown on August 5.
A police official said an unknown number of gunmen, believed to be militants, barged into an accommodation rented by the six labourers late Tuesday and shot one of them dead on the spot. They later took five others out of the residence and shot them some distance from the building, killing four and wounding one.
Another top police official said the victims were from the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.