Bear Kills Kashmir Militants

Pair didn't have time to fire weapons in cave
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2009 2:40 AM CST
A Himalayan black bear.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Two Islamic militants were killed by a bear in their—and, likely, its—cave hideout in Indian-controlled Kashmir today. “The attack seems to have been so violent and quick that both the militants had no chance to fire back at the wild animal,” a military official tells the Hindustan Times, noting that the Himalayan black bear is a top predator in the area.