Militants storm Indian paramilitary camp in Kashmir; 1 killed

At least two gunmen entered the camp near southern Lethpora village early on Sunday, firing guns and grenades at the sentry


Srinagar: One Indian soldier was killed and at least two others wounded on Sunday after rebels stormed a paramilitary camp in disputed Kashmir, officials said.

At least two gunmen entered the camp near southern Lethpora village, firing guns and grenades at the sentry, said paramilitary spokesman Rajesh Yadav.

He said soldiers inside the camp were responding to the attack.

The initial assault left one paramilitary soldier dead and two wounded. Police said reinforcement of army soldiers and counterinsurgency police encircled the camp and were exchanging gunfire with the assailants.

The camp is located along the strategic highway connecting the Kashmir Valley with India and close to the chain of plateaus famed for Kashmir’s saffron fields. Besides counterinsurgency operations, the camp also serves as a training centre for soldiers.

No rebel group fighting against Indian rule has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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