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2 suspected militants, soldier killed in held Kashmir: police

2 suspected militants, soldier killed in held Kashmir: police

Indian troops in held Kashmir killed two suspected separatists on Tuesday, ending a day-long attack near a paramilitary camp, police said.

S.P. Vaid, the top police official in the disputed region, said one soldier was also killed in the clash.

Vaid said government troops were still combing the area where the gunbattle took place in the region's main city, Srinagar.

The attack began a day after government troops ended a two-day standoff with gunmen at an army camp near Jammu city. That attack left five soldiers and one civilian dead.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan. Both claim the region in its entirety. Several militant groups have been fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. Around 70,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.




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