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14 dead as Islamic rebels storm Indian army camp in Kashmir

Two Islamic rebels stormed an Indian army camp in Kashmir, killing 12 soldiers before being shot dead, in the most serious violence since India and Pakistan began mending ties in April. The incident came as Indian President Abdul Kalam wrapped up a rare visit to troubled Kashmir by offering prayers for peace at the province’s most revered Muslim shrine and meeting soldiers stationed at the volatile frontier with Pakistan. The two rebels infiltrated the sprawling army residence, about 10 kilometers (six miles) from the winter capital Jammu, early Saturday morning, hurling grenades and spraying indiscriminate fire on the sleeping troops. “Twelve soldiers were killed and seven injured in the fidayeen (suicide) attack. Two militants were also killed,” an army commander, Brigadier J.S. Thind, told reporters here. Full Story

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