Clashes in Indian Kashmir after three militants killed


Hundreds of villagers clashed with police in restive Indian-administered Kashmir on Saturday after three armed militants were killed in an early morning gun battle with government forces, the army and witnesses said. Soldiers and special operations officers cordoned off Panzgam village, about 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of the main city of Srinagar, before dawn after receiving a tip off that militants were hiding inside a house. “The operation started in the night in which three terrorists were killed,” said Colonel N. N. Joshi, an army spokesman. As word of the killings spread, hundreds of villagers came out onto the…

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