The Sopore massacre which refers to the killing of 55 Kashmiri civilians by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) after they tried to break the restrictions imposed in the town of Sopore in Kashmir on 6 January 1993. Indian troops allegedly fired bullets indiscriminately on civilians and killed more than 55 civilians. In this bloody Wednesday some shopkeepers were not allowed to come out and they were burned alive inside their shops. Witnesses claim that Indian troops attacked a local coach killing the driver and at least 15 civilians as well as attacking and burning three other cars. In all, official Indian Government reports state that 250 shops and 50 homes were burned down although other sources claim as many as 450 buildings were burned down by the border security force.