01-12-2022 12:36 PM Jerusalem Timing

Gun Battle Claims Four in Indian Kashmir

Gun Battle Claims Four in Indian Kashmir

Fighting in Indian-administered Kashmir killed two soldiers and two suspected persons Friday, as representatives from India and Pakistan met to discuss security on the disputed frontier.

KashmirFighting in Indian-administered Kashmir killed two soldiers and two suspected persons Friday, as representatives from India and Pakistan met to discuss security on the disputed frontier.

The deaths were the latest to occur in recent weeks, which have seen an upsurge in firing by both sides across the militarized border.

Police claimed the fighting broke out late Thursday after the army received a tip-off that militants were in Laribal village, some 70 kilometers northwest of the main city of Srinagar.

The firefight between both sides left two persons and two Indian soldiers killed.

India regularly accuses Pakistan of arming and training what it called 'rebels' to infiltrate what it sees as its territory.

Islamabad denies the allegation, saying it only provides diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination.

News of the latest deaths came as Pakistani paramilitary officials met India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss border security.

Kashmir has been divided between the nuclear-armed neighbors since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.