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Kashmir Gunbattle Kills 3 Indian Troops, 2 Rebels

Posted November 14th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indian military officials say three soldiers and two suspected rebels have been killed in a gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The army says Wednesday’s fighting took place in the Nowgam sector, as five militants crossed into Indian-Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed Himalayan region. An army spokesman said a search operation was underway for […]

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Gunmen Launch Deadly Attack on Kashmir Hotel

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have killed one person and wounded two others in an attack at a popular hotel in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Security forces say the suspected militants opened fire Friday in front of the hotel in Kashmir’s main city, Srinagar, before they entered the building and continued shooting. A hotel bellboy was killed. Police say a search […]

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India: Pakistani Troops Kill 3 in Cross-Border Fire

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Indian army says three civilians have been killed after Pakistani troops fired across the border in the disputed region of Kashmir. A military spokesman said Pakistani forces fired mortars across the de facto border or Line of Control into the Uri sector of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday. There was no immediate comment from the […]

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India: Pakistani Troops Kill 3 in Cross-Border Fire

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Indian army says three civilians have been killed after Pakistani troops fired across the border in the disputed region of Kashmir. A military spokesman said Pakistani forces fired mortars across the de facto border or Line of Control into the Uri sector of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday. There was no immediate comment from the […]

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India Army: 5 Suspected Militants Killed in Kashmir

Posted October 1st, 2012 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Officials with India’s security forces say they killed five suspected militants during a gunbattle in the disputed region of Kashmir. Security officials said the battle took place Monday nearly 50 kilometers from Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled portion of the Himalayan region. Several rebel groups have been fighting Indian rule the past few […]

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Fire Destroys Muslim Shrine in Indian-Kashmir

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A fire has destroyed a revered Muslim shrine in Indian-controlled Kashmir, sparking clashes between police and local residents. Known as Dastageer Sahib, the shrine housed the tomb of Sufi saint Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani in Kashmir’s main city, Srinagar. Authorities said the blaze started from the roof and quickly engulfed the more than 200-year-old wooden […]

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Sufi Shrine Destroyed in Kashmir

Posted June 25th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Indian Kashmir say a fire has destroyed a revered Muslim shrine. Known as Dastageer Sahib, the shrine housed the tomb of Sufi mystic Syed Abdul Qadir in Indian-controlled Kashmir’s main city, Srinagar. Authorities say the more-than-200-year-old wooden shrine was quickly engulfed in flames. Firefighters were pelted with stones when they arrived at the […]

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3 Kashmiri Soldiers Wounded in Grenade Attack

Posted June 17th, 2012 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in India-controlled Kashmir say a grenade attack has wounded at least three soldiers, including one who is critically injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast Sunday in Sopore. Kashmir is claimed in full by both India and Pakistan. Since 1989, Muslim separatists have been fighting for Kashmir’s independence from Hindu-majority India or […]

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Indian Official Blasts ‘Inexcusable’ Shooting Death of Kashmir Protester

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Kashmir’s top official on Tuesday criticized his country’s security forces for fatally shooting a teenage student during a protest against mid-winter power cuts. Indian paramilitary forces opened fire on the group of protesters on Monday, killing an 18-year-old student and wounding two other people. The chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir state, Omar Abdullah, […]

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1 Killed, 2 Injured in Indian Kashmir Protest

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir Monday said security forces opened fire on hundreds of angry residents protesting mid-winter power cuts, killing one person and wounding two other people. The shooting took place outside the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation in the Boniyar area of the Baramulla district near the Line of Control — a de facto border […]

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