Kashmir fighting leaves five dead

Dhaka,  Sun,  20 August 2017
Published : 13 Aug 2017, 14:53:15
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Three rebels, two Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir fighting

Kashmir fighting leaves five dead
Three Kashmiri rebels and two Indian soldiers were killed in Kashmir’s Shopian district in a fierce gun-battle that began on Saturday evening lasted till the following morning, police said.

Top police officer SP Vaid said on Sunday that the fighting overnight erupted after Indian troops raided southern Awneera village.

Vaid says at least three army soldiers were also wounded, according to global media reports.

Anti-India protests followed the fighting, leading to clashes between rock-throwing residents and government forces who fired shotgun pellets and tear gas.

Separately, two police officials and a soldier were injured after the rebels sprayed gunfire at government forces laying a cordon in northeastern Hajin area early Sunday.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan and both countries claim it in its entirety. Rebel groups have been fighting since 1989 against Indian rule.
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