24-05-2022 09:02 AM Jerusalem Timing

Attackers Storm Indian Army Camp in Kashmir

Attackers Storm Indian Army Camp in Kashmir

Armed militants stormed an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir Wednesday near the heavily militarized border that divides the disputed territory with Pakistan.

Kashmir mapArmed militants stormed an army camp in Indian-administered Kashmir Wednesday near the heavily militarized border that divides the disputed territory with Pakistan, police said.

Loud explosions were heard as the attackers entered the army camp throwing grenades and firing automatic weapons in Tangdhar, 140 kilometers northwest of the main city of Srinagar.

"Three to four suicide attackers entered an army unit headquarters," superintendent of police, Aijaz Ahmed told AFP.

"In the ongoing exchange of fire one army man has been injured."

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.

Several armed groups have for decades been fighting Indian forces deployed in the region, seeking independence or a merger of the territory with Pakistan.

The fighting has left tens of thousands dead, mostly civilians.