Gunfight kills 17 in Kashmir

By Agencies in Srinagar ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-06 08:10:05

Militants in disputed Kashmir attacked an Indian army camp on Friday, triggering a fierce gunbattle that left 11 Indian troops and six suspected assailants dead, officials said.

An army officer told The Associated Press the rebels hurled grenades and fired automatic rifles as they tried to enter an artillery unit at the camp in the Uri region before dawn. Some succeded while firing wildy, officials said.

The sprawling camp, also the regional headquarters of the army's artillery regiment, is near the heavily militarized line of control that divides the Himalayan region into an Indian-administered portion and a Pakistan-controlled side.

Gunfight kills 17 in Kashmir

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