SRINAGAR, India – Officials say a gunbattle broke out after militants attacked an Indian army camp in disputed Kashmir and left five Indian troops and two suspected militants dead.
The camp in Uri region is located near the heavily militarized line of control that divides the Himalayan region into an Indian-administered portion and a Pakistan-controlled side. The two nations have fought two of three wars since 1947 over their rival claims to the territory.
An army officer said the rebels were hurling grenades and firing automatic rifles as they tried to enter an artillery unit Friday morning.
Police said three army soldiers and two policemen were killed on the Indian side, while two militants were also killed.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to media.