SRINAGAR, Oct 3: India said on Thursday it killed eight people trying to enter Kashmir from Pakistani territory as the state battles a surge in violence just days before the end of a disputed election.

“This is the biggest single infiltration in recent weeks,” a defence official said.

An army captain and a border guard were also killed in the shootout near the Line of Control, the official said.

An official statement said the eight men were shot as they tried to infiltrate into the Balakote area in the south of the state. Another six alleged infiltrators were killed on Wednesday.—Reuters

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