Two militants attacked a group of paramilitary soldiers in Indian-controlled Kashmir today, leaving five soldiers and both militants dead.
The pair hid their weapons in sports bags and mingled with a group of boys playing cricket near a school compound for the children of police officials on the outskirts of the region's capital.
A senior police officer said they then lobbed grenades at the troops.
The attack also left seven members of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force and three civilians injured.
No students or teachers were at the school because of ongoing strikes following the execution of a Kashmiri militant in February.
Later today paramilitaries shot dead a civilian who they said was part of a group of protesters throwing rocks at the ambulances transporting the injured.
But residents said Altaf Ahmad Wani was not one of those protesting.
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