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SRINAGAR, India Nine people were killed in a gun battle between Indian soldiers and militants that raged into its second day at an army camp in northern Jammu and Kashmir state, police said.
SRINAGAR Four Indian paramilitary policemen and two militants were killed in a gunbattle that ensued after militants stormed into a police training centre in Kashmir on Sunday, a police official said.
SRINAGAR, India An Indian court on Monday remanded in custody a French journalist for five days after he was arrested in the disputed Kashmir region for filming a documentary without permission and violating visa regulations, police said.
SRINAGAR, India Indian security forces in the Kashmir Valley shot dead two militants after an hours-long gun battle for control of a government compound in which eight policemen were also killed, the state's top police official said.
NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border.
SRINAGAR, India The top commander of an Islamist group was killed in Kashmir on Tuesday, a police official said, triggering protests and prompting the authorities to suspend internet and train services.
(Corrects Geelani is a chairman of the Hurriyat, not a former chairman, in paragraph 7.)
SRINAGAR,India Seven Hindu pilgrims, most of them women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide. | Video
MUZAFFARABAD/SRINAGAR Seven people were killed in Kashmir in cross-border shelling by both Pakistan and India on Saturday, officials on both sides of the frontier said, as the anniversary of a militant's killing raised tensions in the disputed region.
SRINAGAR, India Indian authorities on Friday shut down the internet in disputed Kashmir and sealed off the hometown of a slain militant leader a day before the anniversary of his killing by the army, which had fuelled further unrest across the Himalayan region.