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Kashmir rebels storm India army camp; 3 soldiers, 2 attackers die

Suspected rebels have attacked an Indian army post in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing three...

👤 H K Badal11 Aug 2022 3:38 PM GMT
Kashmir rebels storm India army camp; 3 soldiers, 2 attackers die


In addition to the five deaths, two Indian soldiers were injured in the fighting, officials said


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Suspected rebels have attacked an Indian army post in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing three soldiers, while two attackers died in the shoot-out that came amid heightened security in the run-up to India's Independence Day celebrations.

The attack in the remote Darhal area of southern Rajouri district of India's only Muslim majority region took place in the early hours on Thursday (Aug 11).

At least two assailants armed with guns and grenades attacked the camp, said Mukesh Singh, a senior police officer, adding that the soldiers responded to the attack, triggering a gun battle that lasted for at least three hours.

In addition to the five deaths, two soldiers were injured in the fighting, Singh said.

The area around the post was cordoned off afterwards as security forces conducted searches, an army official said.