Indian army kills 5 people in Kashmir gunbattle

Indian forces reportedly killed five people in a gunbattle in Kashmir

Indian army kills 5 people in Kashmir gunbattle

World Bulletin/News Desk 

Indian soldiers killed five people during an eight-hour gunbattle in a forest in one of the heaviest clashes in the disputed region of Kashmir in the past few months.

The firefight took place in the woods around the town of Shopian, said A.G. Mir, Inspector General of Police in Kashmir.

Indian forces have been fighting Muslims in India's part of Kashmir since 1989.

India accuses Pakistan of training and arming the rebels in the part of Kashmir its neighbour controls and sending them to the Indian side, a claim Islamabad denies.

The Indian army says they have received intelligence that people in the region may try to attack schools and civilian areas ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit later this month.

Indian security forces shot dead a top Lashkar-e-Taiba member in North Kashmir on Wednesday. The army identified the dead person as Abu Sufiyaz, a Pakistani national.

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