Militants target rally in Srinagar

Sunday, May 21, 2006 A meeting organised by the Youth Congress at Srinagar's Sher-e-Kashmir park to mark the 15th death anniversary of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has been attacked by terrorists.

Official sources say intense firing and some explosions were reported by eye-witnesses. There were at least two militants involved in the incident according to Deputy Inspector General of Police Gopal Sharma.

A number of people, including Inspector General of Police, Srinagar, K Rajendra and Deputy Superintendent of Police Faizal Ahmad have been injured in the attack which occurred around 13:59 IST (0729 UTC). Security forces stated that they killed two of the fidayeen. Two civilans and one police officer lost their lives in the cross-fire.