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20 killed in gun battles in Kashmir

  • In a deadly escalation of violence in Kashmir, more than 20 people, including eight militants and eight Indian soldiers, were killed in multiple militant attacks in Kashmir, media reports said.

    A lieutenant colonel, the commanding officer in Uri, was among the dead.

    The single biggest incident occurred when armed militants targeted an army camp in Uri.

    The violence comes as the state of Jammu and Kashmir is holding elections. Results of the five-phase polls will be declared on December 23.

     

     

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