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Five dead in 24-hour gunbattle in Indian Kashmir

February 21
11:50 2016

A second soldier was killed Sunday in a continuing gunbattle between militants and troops and police in Indian Kashmir, taking the overall death toll in the day-long clashes to five. The attackers, thought to number three or four, ambushed a paramilitary convoy on the outskirts of the restive region's main city of Srinagar on Saturday, killing two soldiers and wounding another 13, officials have said. The militants, who are fighting against Indian rule over the disputed Himalayan region, then fled to a nearby government building and forced more than 120 trainees and staff inside to leave.

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