Gunbattle leaves four dead in IoK

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SRINAGAR: Two Indian air force commandos and two suspected rebels were killed during a gun-battle on Wednesday in Indian-occupied Kashmir, the army said, during an upsurge in violence in the disputed region.

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The fighting started when soldiers searching for militants cordoned off a neighbourhood in the northern town of Hajin. “It was a difficult operation. Two militants were killed in the encounter. Unfortunately, two air force commandos also died,” a police officer told AFP.

The deaths came two days after a leader of the banned militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad was killed in a shoot-out with government forces in Kashmir. The allegedly Pakistani national known only as Khalid was accused of organising a string of suicide attacks across Indian-occupied Kashmir.

Two civilians amoung four killed in gun battle in IoK

Rebel groups have for years been fighting Indian soldiers deployed in the region, demanding that Kashmir be given independence. The fighting has left tens of thousands dead, most of them civilians and earlier this year India launched “Operation All out” to hunt down rebels. Police say at least 160 militants and 59 soldiers or police have been killed so far this year.

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Source: Tribune News | Gunbattle leaves four dead in IoK

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