Separatist Violence Claims 15 Lives in Kashmir
Separatist-linked violence in Indian Kashmir has killed 15 people, including seven Muslim militants, a police spokesman said Tuesday.
In one incident, three members of the police counter-insurgency Special Operation Group were killed, along with a police informer, overnight Monday when militants ambushed them in Kupwara district, 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of the Kashmiri summer capital, Srinagar.
Four Indian soldiers were injured in the ambush, the spokesman said, adding that all the militants had managed to escape.
In another encounter in Wanidorous village, also in Kupwara, security forces gunned down two militants identified as members of the Harkat-ul Mujaihdeen outfit.
The spokesman said two more militants and an Indian soldier were killed in a shootout in Chitri village in Bandipore district, 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of Srinagar.
A policemen, three militants and two civilians were killed in other isolated incidents across the Kashmir valley -- SRINAGAR, India (AFP)
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