Watch for the international protests by Muslims at the desecration of this sacred place. “Militants open fire from inside mosque,” from the Press Trust of India, with thanks to Twostellas:
Srinagar, April 20: Security forces today sealed a mosque after militants hiding in the place of worship opened fire on a search party in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
A search team was fired upon by militants from inside a mosque at village Akran in temple township of Mattan, 80 kms from here, this afternoon, Deputy Inspector General of police, South Kashmir, Sheikh Owais Ahmad told PTI here.
How many militants are hiding inside the mosque is not known, Ahmad said. One militant has been located in ‘hamam’, a portion of the mosque which is being used during winter to keep the place of worship warm, he said.
“The search party is exercising utmost restraint keeping in view the sanctity of the mosque,” the DIG said…