SRINAGAR, India, March 13 (UPI) -- The Hizbul Mujahedeen group has claimed responsibility for an attack Wednesday on a paramilitary camp in India-administered Kashmir that killed five officers.
A spokesman for the Islamist militant organization told a local news agency two militants carried out "the guerrilla attack" and warned of more such attacks in the future, CNN reported.
Authorities said four militants stormed a paramilitary camp near a school in the city of Srinagar, the summer capital of the Himalayan state, and opened fire.
CNN, quoting its sister network IBN, said the incident was the first in Srinagar in at least three years.
The Hizbul Mujahedeen has been declared a terrorist organization by both India and the European Union.
There been tension in the area since Mohammed Afzal Guru, from Kashmir, was hanged last month in New Delhi for a 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament in which nine people died. Since his execution, his supporters in Sringar have demanded the return of his body.
That incident along with several others, including the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed, have pushed India-Pakistan relations to their lowest point and made their borders extremely tense.
India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir since 1947. A part of Kashmir is under Pakistani control.
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