One dead in Kashmir attack

Indian soldiers fight gun battle with armed men following attack that left at least one dead.

    Kashmir has been swept by violence since 1989 when an anti-Indian uprising broke out [Reuters]
    Kashmir has been swept by violence since 1989 when an anti-Indian uprising broke out [Reuters]

    At least one person has been killed and four others injured after three armed men opened fire in Indian-administered Kashmir, media reports say.

    According to NDTV, the attack sparked a gun battle between the men and soldiers near the international border with Pakistan.

    Reports said the men opened fire at a passing vehicle on Friday morning, killing one person. They then drove off in a vehicle and surfaced a little later near an army camp in Janglote. 

    One soldier was injured in the fire fight that ensued between the attackers and the security forces.

    Kashmir has been at the heart of a dispute between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan, with both countries administering parts of the territory, but claiming the region in entirety. 

    The territory has been wracked by violence since 1989, with armed groups battling Indian troops in order to pursue various goals, including secession from India.

    New Delhi, however, insists the region is an integral part of India.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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