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Monday, 26 August, 2002, 06:08 GMT 07:08 UK
Four dead in Kashmir attack
The authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir say suspected militants raided the home of a Muslim police officer, killing four members of his family, on Sunday night.

Police said the gang barged into the constable's house, firing indiscriminately, while he was out on duty.

They killed his father, brother, nephew and sister-in-law.

No militant group has said it carried out the attack in Poonch district, but Indian officials say they think the aim was to scare people in the run-up to state elections in Jammu and Kashmir next month.

Militant groups have called for the elections to be boycotted, as they say India has rigged elections in Kashmir in the past.

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