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3 militants, policeman killed in Indian Kashmir

  • Published at 01:54 pm August 30th, 2020
Kashmir
Reuters

On Friday, four militants were killed in a similar gunfight with government forces in the adjacent Shopian district

Three militants and a policeman were killed on Sunday in a gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The fight broke out at Pantha Chowk on the outskirts of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

"In an overnight gunfight that continued until early morning, three militants were killed in Pantha Chowk area here," a police official posted in Srinagar said. "While fighting militants a policeman was also wounded. Though he was immediately removed to the hospital, he succumbed there."

According to police officials, the three militants first fired upon a checkpoint manned by police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Pantha Chowk. However, no damage was caused during the attack.

Following the attack, government forces launched a search operation to trace the militants who opened fire again leading to a gunfight that continued throughout the night.

On Saturday three militants and a trooper were killed in a fierce gunfight in Pulwama district. On Friday, four militants were killed in a similar gunfight with government forces in the adjacent Shopian district.

A guerrilla war is going on between militants and Indian troops stationed in the region since 1989.

Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.

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