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Soldiers, Muslim Rebels Are Slain in Gun Battle

April 30, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Eight soldiers and 13 Muslim rebels were killed in a gun battle in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. A police spokesman said the battle took place in remote Doda district.

Earlier, soldiers gunned down a suspected militant who was part of a group trying to enter an Indian army camp in Kupwara district. Elsewhere soldiers and police shot dead three rebels in separate gun battles. India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, India's only Muslim-majority state.

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