2 Indian soldiers among 4 killed near Kashmir border


SRINAGAR, India: Two soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed overnight in a gunbattle in Indian-administered Kashmir near the disputed territory’s de facto border with Pakistan, the Indian army said Saturday. Colonel N.N. Joshi said the firefight occurred in Naugam sector, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) northwest of the main city of Srinagar, after soldiers intercepted the militants attempting to infiltrate the territory from Pakistan. “Two terrorists were killed and two soldiers attained martyrdom. One soldier was injured,” Joshi told Agence France-Presse. More than 50 people have been killed and thousands injured in weeks of unrest in Indian-administered Kashmir, sparked by the death on July 8 of popular rebel commander Burhan Wani in a firefight with government forces.



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