Five rebels, two soldiers killed in Indian Kashmir

At least five militants and two Indian soldiers have been killed in clashes in recent days at the de facto border of India-administered Kashmir with Pakistan, news reports said Thursday.

Four militants were shot dead on Thursday when the Indian army intercepted a group trying to cross from the Pakistani side to the Tangdhar sector of the Kupwara district, the Indian Express daily reported quoting army officials.

An Indian soldier who was wounded in the cross-fire succumbed to his injuries at a hospital later.

On Wednesday, another suspected militant and a soldier were killed in a similar clash in the nearby Machchil sector.

India has accused Pakistan of sheltering militants and helping them to cross over to carry out attacks on Indian soil.

Islamabad denies the charges and describes Kashmiri militants as freedom fighters.

India and Pakistan have fought two wars over the disputed Himalayan region.

Last update: Thu, 16/06/2016 - 13:37

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