An attack on an Indian army base, in the Indian-administered region of Kashmir, by heavily armed men has left one soldier dead and another three injured.
One soldier has been killed and three other injured following heavy fighting at an Indian army base in the region of Kashmir, after it was attacked by a group of heavily armed men. The fighting came, on Thursday, as Indian and Pakistani officials met at a regional summit aimed at increasing trade between almost a quarter of the world’s people.
Unconfirmed reports suggest three attackers were also killed in the attack. Indian army spokesperson Manish Mehta told press, “The gunfight is going on. So far what we know from the unconfirmed reports is that three terrorists have been killed”
“There are unconfirmed reports about the death of an army officer too. Then there is another unidentified person who succumbed to injuries in a hospital here. The exact number of casualties on both sides could be only ascertained after the gunfight is over,” Jammu-based officer, Mehta, informed press.
The region’s chief minister, Omar Abdullah, expressed his condolences over the death of the soldier, while pointing to the time of the attack.
“The timing of the attack in Arnia can’t be a coincidence. My condolences to the family of the army officer killed in Arnia,” Abdullah said via twitter.
India and Pakistan, who both claim control over part of the region, fought two of their three wars since independence in 1947 over Muslim-majority Kashmir. Recently, the two countries exchanged their heaviest gunfire in a decade, killing more than 20 people.