Soldier, two alleged militants killed in IHK gun battles

WEB DESK: An Indian occupation soldier and two alleged militants were killed in held Kashmir in two separate gun battles along the Line of Control, police said Sunday.

The two alleged militants died when a group of suspected militants crossed the border into India and were intercepted by soldiers, triggering a gun battle in occupied Keran, 150 kilometres (90 miles) north-west of occupied Srinagar.

“According to sources in the army two alleged militants were killed early Sunday morning in the gun battle,” Javaid Gillani, the inspector general of police for the region, told AFP.

An Indian army soldier was killed Saturday night in a similar but separate gun battle in the adjacent sector of Tangdhar along the heavily-militarised border, Gillani added.

The latest gun battles follow a recent uptick in cross border exchanges of heavy fire between Indian and Pakistani troops.

Source: Business Recorder