الأربعاء , يونيو 17 2020

Militants attack Kashmir police

File photo of Indian soldier on Pakistan borderIndia has deployed a large number of troops in Kashmir

A group of militants have attacked a police station in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing at least two people and holding several people hostage.

Three policemen are also reported to be injured, as both sides continue to exchange heavy fire.

The attack began at 06:00 local time [12:30 GMT] on Friday in Kathua district in the state’s Jammu region.

The militants used guns and grenades to attack the Rajbagh police station, reports said.

Indian media reports said the police station was close to the border with Pakistan.

Kashmir has seen an armed insurgency against Indian rule since 1989, and although violence has gone down considerably in the past few years, there have been occasional attacks by militants.

In September 2013, three militants were shot dead after they stormed a police station in Kathua and an army camp in Samba district and killed at least 10 people.

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