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Four soldiers killed in IHK ambush

25 May, 2013

SRINAGAR: Militants killed four soldiers on Friday in an ambush outside Srinagar, the main city of Indian-held Kashmir, sparking a gun battle in which one rebel also died, local officials said.

The soldiers were searching for militants during a patrol when they were ambushed in the village of Hardu Buchoo, 30 kilometres southeast of Srinagar near the forested area of Tral, an army spokesman said.

"The militants fired at the soldiers from outside the village, when the cordon was laid," Lieutenant Colonel Ankur Vashist told AFP in Srinagar.

"Four of our soldiers were killed," Vashist said. The rebels fled into the forest and the army called in reinforcements to encircle the area and try to capture them.

Three soldiers were killed in the ambush and a soldier injured in the ensuing gunbattle later died, a police official told AFP.

"One militant involved in the attack was also killed during the encounter. We are ascertaining his identity," Abdul Gani Mir, Indian-held Kashmir police chief, said. The ambush comes a day after government forces killed a top militant from Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) in Srinagar during an early morning gunbattle. Militants killed four police in April in an ambush, while a group of militants disguised as cricketers gunned down five paramilitary police in March in an ambush in Srinagar.

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