Two Kashmiris martyred by Indian forces in Gurez sector

According to Indian Army, four Indian soldiers killed and two Kashmiris were martyred on Tuesday in a gun battle along the highly militarized de facto border that divides the disputed region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

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The fight erupted  in Gurez sector, said Indian army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia.

Military authorities rushed in a reinforcement of soldiers to the mountainous and forested area where they were still conducting searches for other possible militants.

One among the army’s fatalities was an officer.

There was no independent confirmation of the incident.

Most Kashmiris support the freedom fight cause that the territory be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country while also participating in civilian street protests against Indian control.

Freedom fighters have been fighting Indian control since 1989. India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, a charge Pakistan denies.

Nearly 70,000 people have been martyred in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown.

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