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Toll in Kashmir frontier ambush rises to 14: Indian army

Indian troops have killed two more Muslim militants near the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, taking the toll in the ambush to 14, officials said. Indian troops killed 12 Muslim rebels along the de facto border, known as the Line of Control (LoC), early Thursday in the Indian side’s northwestern district of Kupwara. Two more militants were killed in the same area of Tootmargali overnight, Indian army spokesman Colonel Mukhtar Singh told AFP on Friday. “With the killing of 14 militants the army has foiled a major attempt by rebels to cross into our territory,” he said, adding Indian troops were still searching the spot. “It was a big group, and troops are looking for other militants in the area,” he said. Infiltration over the LoC has been a major issue between India and Pakistan, which both hold part of Kashmir and claim it in full. Full Story

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