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Arson Attack in Kashmir Traps Tax Workers


Police in Indian Kashmir say suspected militants have set fire to a government building, trapping dozens of workers. At least one person has died.

Reports from Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar, say at least two militants marched into an income tax office Friday and started the blaze.

A security official told Associated Press that authorities are trying to storm the building in order to put out the blaze and evacuate civilians safely.

Militants opposed to Indian rule in Kashmir have waged a guerilla campaign against Indian authorities since 1989.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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