Two fighters, Indian soldier killed in IIOJK

Kashmiri fighters threw grenades, fired at army checkpoint in remote Doda area, injuring six soldiers

AFP June 13, 2024
Indian paramilitary troops stand guard on a street in Srinagar. AFP/FILE


Two Kashmiri fighters and an Indian soldier were killed and six soldiers were wounded in clashes in Indian-Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), local police said on Wednesday.

The first incident occurred late Tuesday night in Hiranagar, a village near the Line of Control. Indian troop rushed to the village after reports that a man killed in the initial gunfight with police was believed to have crossed over from Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).

The police claimed that another man, who was hiding in the area and firing intermittently was also killed later. A police spokesperson told AFP that a paramilitary soldier, who was wounded during the clash died in hospital. Police said both had crossed recently from Pakistan and were asking villagers for water.

Hours later, suspected Kashmiri threw grenades and fired at an army checkpoint in the remote Doda area around 100 kilometres to the north, wounding six soldiers and a police officer. The wounded personnel were taken to hospital, senior superintendent of police Javaid Iqbal told AFP.


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