Nine die in Kashmir attack

Eight policemen and a separatist fighter have been killed after a police camp was attacked in Indian-administered Kashmir.

    Violence in Kashmir has claimed thousands of lives

    A police spokesman said the separatists stormed their way into a camp of the Central Reserve Police Force in Indian Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar, on Wednesday.

    Nine other people were wounded in the raid on the camp.

    The spokesman said intermittent firing between security forces and the separatists continued throughout the night.

    Two lesser-known separatist groups, al-Mansoorain and the al-Madina Regiment, claimed responsibility for the attack.

    An armed conflict has been raging in Indian-administered Kashmir with a dozen separatist groups seeking independence from New Delhi.

    The resultant violence has officially claimed 38,000 lives since 1989. Separatist groups say the toll has been much higher.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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