An Indian army officer and seven Muslim insurgents were killed in a fierce gun battle in Kashmir, an army spokesman said on Wednesday.
The firefight started on Tuesday in Kupwara sector in north Kashmir, very near to the "line of control" that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
"The operation is still continuing and we think more insurgents are hiding in the forest," Umamaheswar, an Indian Army spokesman who goes by one name said. An army officer was among the eight killed, he said.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed since in 1989.
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