Kashmir hostages 'freed'
Troops in Indian-administered Kashmir have rescued all 12 people taken hostage by militants on Monday, police say. Two militants later died when security forces blew up the house in which they were holed up, bringing the siege to an end. Elsewhere, a third grenade attack in the state in two days left 14 civilians wounded. There has been an upsurge in separatist violence in Kashmir over the past two months after faltering peace moves between India and Pakistan, who have long been at loggerheads over the disputed territory. Full Story