22 May 2017

News Story: Seven killed in gunfight on Kashmir LoC in India

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Three Indian army troopers and four militants were killed in a fierce gunfight near Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir, officials said Sunday.

The gunfight, according to Indian army officials, broke out Saturday in Nowgam sector of frontier Kupwara district, about 125 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

On first day of the gunfight, two militants and two troopers were killed.

The stand-off lasted for more that 24 hours as firing between the troopers and militants continued throughout Sunday.

"Four militants were killed in a gunfight during an operation in Nowgam sector so far," Indian military spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia told Xinhua. "While fighting these militants, three of our soldiers attained martyrdom."

Read the full story at Xinhua