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Eleven die in Kashmir violence

At least 11 people have died in fresh violence in Indian-administered Kashmir. In the worst attack, suspected militants killed six members of the same Muslim family in a remote mountain village in Rajouri district. In separate clashes, two Indian security personnel died in Poonch district, and three Hizbul Mujahideen militants were shot dead in Anantnag district, the authorities said. The violence comes at a time when India and Pakistan have taken steps to defuse tensions over the Kashmir dispute. On Monday, Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha said Delhi would try to resolve all outstanding issues with its nuclear rival. “We will have to try… we will have to talk about talks first,” Mr Sinha told the BBC’s Asia Today programme in an exclusive interview. “We will have to find out what exactly, in what manner, what issues and in what priority.” Earlier, his Pakistani counterpart, Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri, repeated denials that Islamabad supports militants fighting Indian rule in Kashmir – a key sticking point between the two sides. Full Story

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