March 2007 News

6 militants, 2 soldiers die

20 March 2007
The Dawn

Srinagar: Six suspected Kashmiri militants and two Indian soldiers, one of them an officer, were killed during two gunbattles in Indian- administered Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. In the first clash, four militants and two soldiers were killed. “The fighting erupted late Monday when counter-insurgency police and army troops raided a hideout in Kupwara district,” a police spokesman said. He said an army captain and a soldier were hurt early on in the encounter. “The injured later died in a hospital.”


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