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Atrocities on Foreign Nationals


July 11, 2000


Two foreign tourists injured in grenade attack by unidentified terrorists.

July 11, 2000

Rangdum, Kargil.

German tourist abducted and later killed on July 12 by unidentified terrorists. His body is recovered near Nunkun Peak in the Panikhar area of Kargil.

September 22, 1998

Jamia Mosque, Srinagar.

Unidentified terrorists shoot at and injure a French tourist, near the VIP gate.

August 13, 1995

Seer village

Decapitated body of Norwegian tourist Hans Ostro, abducted in July, found.

July 9, 1995

Pahalgam, Anantnag district

John Childs, one of the three abducted US citizens, escapes and is rescued by a reconnaissance helicopter.

July 8, 1995


German tourist Dirk Hassert abducted by Al Faran terrorists.

July 4, 1995

Pahalgam, Anantnag district

Al Faran terrorists abduct four British and three US citizens, to demand the release of three HuA cadres.

October 20, 1994


HuA terrorists to demand the release of three detained HuA leaders and seven other terrorists of different groups abduct Bela Josef Nuss, a US national.

October 16, 1994


HuA terrorists, under the name of ‘Al Hadid’, abduct British nationals Christopher Miles Crocton and Paul Benjamin, to demand the release of three detained HuA leaders and seven other terrorists of different groups.

September 29, 1994


British national Rhys Curget Partiridge abducted by HuA to apply pressure on the Union government for the release of three detained HuA leaders and seven other terrorists of different groups.

July 19, 1994

Safakadal, Srinagar

US national Stephen Paul abducted and later killed by Ikhwan-ul-Muslimen terrorists.

June 6, 1994

Pahalgam, Anantnag

Two British nationals––including Kim Housego, South Asia correspondent of Financial Times, are abducted by the HuA to demand the release of three detained Pakistani terrorists––Maulana Masood Azhar, Sajjad Afghani and Nasarullah Langaryal. However, the abductors set them free on June 23,1994, following international pressure.

October 14, 1991

Kishtwar, Doda district

French engineer working with Dul Hasti Project in Kishtwar abducted by Al Fatah and released after three months.

July 25, 1991


Japanese tourist abducted by unidentified terrorists and aet free after two days in captivity.

June 26, 1991


Seven Israelis and a Dutch citizen were abducted by the Pasdaran-e-lnquillabi Islam group from a houseboat at Dal Lake. In the ensuing scuffle, an Israeli and two terrorists were killed, while others escaped from captivity.

March 31, 1991

Tangmarg Road, Baramulla

Two Swedish engineers working with Uri Hydel Project abducted by a group of seven terrorists affiliated to the Muslim Janbaz Force (MJF). Later, on July 6, they are set free following prolonged negotiations held between Pakistan-based MJF leaders and relatives of the Swedes in Pakistan.






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