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Five Indian Soldiers Killed in Kashmir Clashes

Insurgents stormed an army camp, which is home to soldiers and their families, in Indian-controlled Kashmir at dawn on Saturday.

At least five Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in an attack by insurgents on an army base, Indian officials confirmed on Sunday.

In addition, 11 other people were wounded in the attack.

Shooting between Indian soldiers and insurgents holed up inside an army camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir left six dead over the weekend. 

Al-Jazeera reported late Sunday that three attackers had been killed in the gun battle that lasted for two days.

Hundreds of police, army and paramilitary soldiers were called in to dislodge the fighters, who had barricaded themselves inside multi-story buildings.

The fighting, began at dawn on Saturday when militants stormed the Sunjuwan army base on the outskirts of the city of Jammu, and continued through Sunday, said the region's top police official, S.P. Vaid, according to CBC news.

The security forces swept through the camp slowly, as soldiers and their families live there, Vaid said. 

The Himalayan region of Kashmir is divided between India and archrival and neighbour Pakistan. Both claim the region in its entirety.

Several militant groups have been fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. Around 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the militants, a charge Islamabad denies.

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Five Indian Soldiers Killed in Kashmir Clashes

Insurgents stormed an army camp, which is home to soldiers and their families, in Indian-controlled Kashmir at dawn on Saturday.

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At least five Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed in an attack by insurgents on an army base, Indian officials confirmed on Sunday.

In addition, 11 other people were wounded in the attack.

Shooting between Indian soldiers and insurgents holed up inside an army camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir left six dead over the weekend. 

Al-Jazeera reported late Sunday that three attackers had been killed in the gun battle that lasted for two days.

Hundreds of police, army and paramilitary soldiers were called in to dislodge the fighters, who had barricaded themselves inside multi-story buildings.

The fighting, began at dawn on Saturday when militants stormed the Sunjuwan army base on the outskirts of the city of Jammu, and continued through Sunday, said the region's top police official, S.P. Vaid, according to CBC news.

The security forces swept through the camp slowly, as soldiers and their families live there, Vaid said. 

The Himalayan region of Kashmir is divided between India and archrival and neighbour Pakistan. Both claim the region in its entirety.

Several militant groups have been fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. Around 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the militants, a charge Islamabad denies.

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