Indian army says it killed 12 militants in Kashmir

Five rebels were killed during a gun battle on Thursday in Hafrada forests, says Indian Army.

Afp August 02, 2013
Indian paramilitary troops stop a Kashmiri woman during a curfew imposed on the Kashmiri summer capital in Srinagar on July 19, 2013. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

SRINAGAR: The Indian army said it had killed 12 suspected militants in Kashmir in a forested area along the de facto border that divides the territory between India and Pakistan on Friday.

Five rebels were killed during a gun battle with the army on Thursday in Hafrada forests, 100 kilometres from Srinagar, the main city of Indian Kashmir.

"The operation was launched on specific intelligence about the presence of a group of terrorists," an officer told media, asking not to be named.

Further operations beginning on Monday saw another seven men killed around the Pak-India border, known as the Line of Control, army general Gurmit Singh told reporters.

Singh said the militants belonged to Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba groups.

About a dozen militant groups have been fighting Indian forces in Kashmir since 1989 seeking independence for the region or a merger with Pakistan.

The violence has declined during the last decade but the fighting has left tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians dead.


ryan | 10 years ago | Reply I do believe so. I do believe your post will give those people a good reminding. And they will show thanks to anyone later
VINOD | 10 years ago | Reply

I request all my friends from Pakistan or India, on this board, to mark that any time I repeat any time a civil government in Pakistan moves to normalize relations with India the Establishment in Pakistan presses the gas pedal to full and the terror attacks increase, charges and counter charges begin and press is utilized to fan the hate India campaign. Simple the bread, butter and and jam of Pakistan Army is hate India. If there is peace and borders open then what will be the use of the Army? Wonder if this will be put on board.

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