Bear Death

A bear killed two militants after discovering them in its den in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.

Wildlife experts say the conflict in Kashmir has actually resulted in an increase in the population of bears and leopards.

Following the outbreak of the insurgency people had to hand in their weapons to police - which put a halt to poaching.

As a result, there has been a greater incidence of man-animal conflict, say experts.


Three years ago, residents of Mandora village near the southern town of Tral, beat a black bear to death which had strayed into the village.