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Indian soldier shot dead by Kashmir rebel, say officials


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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard at a closed market during a strike in Srinagar. – File Photo by AP

SRINAGAR: Police say rebels in Indian-held Kashmir have fired on a group of Indian soldiers, killing one, just south of Srinagar.

It was the second such attack in the region in recent days. Two police officers were killed in a shooting last Tuesday in Kulgam district in the region’s south.

Police say the soldiers were at an ATM in Pampore town when the militants opened fire Saturday and then fled. One of the soldiers died and another was hospitalised with injuries.

No rebel group has claimed responsibility.

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