Unrest Spikes in Kashmir

Militants take family hostage, trade fire with Indian forces
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Aug 27, 2008 1:55 PM CDT
Family members cry over the body of a civilian killed today in Kashmir.   (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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(Newser) – Militants who snuck into Indian-administered Kashmir from neighboring Pakistan were holding a family hostage today in after killing several people yesterday, the Times of London reports. Tensions are high in Jammu, some 300 miles northwest of New Delhi; Muslim groups in the area have long agitated for independence from Hindu-dominated India, or a handover to Muslim-dominated Pakistan .