Three die in Kashmir fighting with Indian troops

Dhaka,  Fri,  22 September 2017
Published : 05 Aug 2017, 17:10:09

Three die in Kashmir fighting with Indian troops

A gunbattle between Indian troops and Kashmiri rebels on Saturday killed three insurgents in the disputed Himalayan region and triggered a new round of anti-India protests and clashes.

The fighting began after government forces raided a cluster of homes on a tip that rebels were hiding in northwestern Sopore area, said police Inspector-General Muneer Ahmed Khan.

He said that as the soldiers began searching homes, they came under gunfire from militants, reports AP.

In the ensuing battle, three rebels were killed and a police official injured, he said.

As the news of the killings spread, protests and clashes erupted in several parts of the region as residents chanted slogans against Indian rule and in favour of rebels who have fought against New Delhi's rule since 1989.
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