Four Indian army soldiers and three militants were killed in Kashmir on Sunday, an Indian Defense Ministry spokesperson said, in the bloodiest gunbattle in the disputed region since April this year.
An army patrol noticed suspicious movement along the LOC in the early hours of Sunday, Defense Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.
“Army troops were rushed to the area and militant movement was tracked by surveillance devices. A heavy gun battle followed in which three militants were killed,” he said.
Four army soldiers were killed in the gunbattle, he said.
This is the highest number of army casualties along the Line of Control in Kashmir since April this year. Five Indian troops and an equal number of militants were killed in April this year when armed militants were challenged by Indian troops in the area.
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