India soldier dies in clashes with 'Pakistan militants' in Kashmir: official
Published on Aug 24, 2014 8:32 PM
SRINAGAR, India (AFP) - India's army clashed with suspected Pakistani militants in Indian Kashmir close to the disputed border between the two rival countries, leaving one soldier dead, a military official said Sunday.
Soldiers encountered the militants - who had crossed the de facto border into Indian Kashmir's Keran sector, some 150km north-west of the main city of Srinagar - on Saturday night, the official said.
"In the resultant exchange of fire between army and terrorists, one soldier was injured who succumbed later (to his injuries)," defence spokesman Colonel N.N. Joshi said.
Col Joshi said another soldier was injured in a different clash with suspected militants on Sunday morning in a nearby forested area.
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