Nine killed as gunbattle rages in army camp in Occupied Kashmir

February 11, 2018 10:43 AM

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Nine killed as gunbattle rages in army camp in Occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Nine people were killed in a gun battle between Indian soldiers and gunmen that raged into its second day at an Indian army in Occupied Kashmir, a police official said on Sunday.

Militants stormed the camp early on Saturday and hundreds of police, army and paramilitary soldiers were rushed in to dislodge the fighters, a home ministry official said in the capital, New Delhi.

A senior police officer, who asked not to be identified, said five soldiers and a civilian were killed after militants breached the Sunjuwan army camp in Jammu early on Saturday.

He said three attackers had also been killed. The army camp in the city of Jammu is close to two shopping centres and public schools.

India's army chief, Bipin Rawat, reached the Occupied Valley on Sunday morning to review the operation as the gunfire stretched into its second day.

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Source: thenews.com.pk

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