13 killed in Kashmir violence

Published August 12, 2002

SRINAGAR, Aug 11: Thirteen people were killed in fresh clashes between Mujahi-deen and Indian troops in occupied Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

A police spokesman said two villagers and two militants were killed in a gunbattle in the Anantnag district.

Indian troops shot dead another activist in the neighbouring Bijbehara area, police said.

Later on Sunday, unidentified armed men in a pre-dawn attack shot dead three members of a Muslim family in the Poonch district.

Indian forces shot dead two members of the Lashkar-i-Taiba group in a fierce gun-battle in the same district, police said.

They said two soldiers and a civilian had been killed in separate shootouts elsewhere in the Valley since Saturday evening.—Reuters

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