SRINAGAR : The Indian army said Saturday it has killed five suspected rebels in northern Held Kashmir, near the heavily militarised Line of Control. The suspected militants were infiltrating from Azad Kashmir into Tangdhar on the Indian side, 180 kilometres northwest of Srinagar, when they were killed, an Indian army spokesman said. “Our soldiers fired upon a group of militants who were seen moving in the area during the night.
Five bodies and six automatic rifles were recovered from there after firing from the militants stopped,” Col Rajesh Pandey told AFP.
The incident, which comes a day after Indian police and troops killed five other suspected rebels in a forested area of Kangan, near Srinagar, could not be independently verified.