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11 suspected militants killed

September 29, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

Indian forces killed 11 suspected Islamic militants, including seven during a prolonged battle among Himalayan peaks 10,000 feet above sea level, in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, the army said.

One soldier also was killed in the three-day battle near Kangan, a village about 30 miles northeast of Srinagar, said Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Mathur, the army spokesman.

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