Five killed in latest bloodshed in Kashmir - EasternEye

Five killed in latest bloodshed in Kashmir

Two soldiers and three rebels were killed in an overnight gunbattle in Kashmir, officials said Sunday (13), in the latest bloodshed in the disputed Himalayan territory. Hundreds of Indian soldiers and counter-insurgency forces surrounded Awneera, a village about 50 kilometres (32 miles) south of the main city of Srinagar, on Saturday (12) evening following a tip-off about armed militants in the area. A fierce firefight broke out in which three militants and two soldiers were killed, army spokesman colonel Rajesh Kalia said. A police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the militants were identified as locals. As news of…

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