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Rebel attack leaves seven dead in Indian Kashmir

Abrar Hussain

On early Sunday in Indian Kashmir, suspected rebels stormed a paramilitary camp leaving seven including three attackers dead, reports Straits Times. Armed militants lobbed grenades and fired automatic rifles to enter the camp of India’s Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) outside the main city of Srinagar, triggering a fierce exchange of fire as hundreds of soldiers and special counterinsurgency police surrounded the area. “Three soldiers died in combat and another died of cardiac arrest during the ongoing operation. Three terrorists were also killed,” CRPF spokesman, Rajesh Yadav told AFP. Three paramilitary troopers were wounded, Yadav said. It is unclear how many personnel were inside the camp during the attack, which comes just days after Indian forces killed a top leader of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in a shootout nearby. Officials said Sunday that at least 206 suspected militants, 57 civilians and 78 Indian security forces personnel had been killed during the year, making it the deadliest in a decade. New Delhi blames Pakistan for sending militants from across their disputed border in Kashmir to launch attacks on Indian forces. Islamabad denies the allegations, saying it ony provides moral and

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