MILITANTS TRAPPED IN GUNFIGHT WITH INDIAN TROOPS IN INDIAN-CONTROLLED KASHMIR

August 24, 2018 Off By Web Desk

Between two and three militants were trapped in a gunfight between a group of militants and Indian troops, which broke out on Friday in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The firefight erupted at the Vailoo-Kokernag village in Anantnag district, about 92km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

“A gunfight started early today between militants and government forces in Gadole village of Kokernag here,” a senior police official posted in Anantnag told Xinhua news agency.

The region’s police chief, Sesh Paul Vaid said a search in the area was underway for the militants.

There is an ongoing guerilla war between militants and Indian troopers stationed in the region since 1989. Of late, however, Indian policemen too, have been trained to fight them.

Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK