Indian base attack left 10 dead in occupied Kashmir

Fighters dressed in army uniforms attacked an Indian army base in the occupied Kashmi, as the leaders of India and Pakistan attended a regional summit aimed at boosting trade.

Indian base attack left 10 dead in occupied Kashmir

World Bulletin/News Desk

Gunmen wearing army uniforms on Thursday attacked an Indian army base near the border with Pakistan, leaving ten people dead.

Four or five gunmen split into two groups upon arriving in the town of Arnia, about 4 km (3 miles) from the border, with one group attacking an army bunker and the other holed up in a house, a senior army officer said.

Three soldiers and three civilians were shot dead, said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, adding, "My condolences to the families."

He said four fighters were also killed.

The gunmen didn't infiltrate from the Pakistani side of the border, a senior Border Security Force official said.

"They came in a car to Arnia and took shelter in a bunker and targeted the army," he said.

India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir, which they both claim in full but rule in part.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, are attending the annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in Nepal and their bickering has meant the leaders have refused to meet each other.

Muslim fighters have been fighting Indian occupation forces since 1989.  India and Pakistan exchanged their heaviest gunfire in a decade last month, killing more than 20 people.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Kasım 2014, 14:17