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24 Killed in Clashes With Kashmir Rebels

From Times Wire Reports

At least 24 people were killed in new guerrilla violence in Kashmir, Indian officials said, as Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire for a third day across the cease-fire line dividing the mountainous region.

In the bloodiest clash, seven Indian paramilitary troops and three Muslim guerrillas fighting rule by Hindu-dominated India were killed in a 12-hour overnight gun battle in the town of Sopore, north of Jammu and Kashmir state’s summer capital of Srinagar.

The Pakistani-based group Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed responsibility for the attack at Sopore.


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