March 27th, 2010
08:11 AM ET

8 militants killed in Kashmir fighting

Indian security forces have killed at least eight militants in a running battle over the last four days in the disputed region of Kashmir, the country's army said Saturday.

The fighting is taking place along the Line of Control, the de facto border separating the Indian- and Pakistani-administered parts of Kashmir. Indian military officials say soldiers and police are taking on militants attempting to infiltrate the Indian side of the line.

Kashmir has been the source of bitter dispute and warfare between India and Pakistan, and Indian forces are in constant battles with militants seeking independence for the region.

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  1. elmo

    Give Kasmir to the Hindus, the real owners of the place. Islam is dangerous and violent and needs to be curtailed.

    March 27, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dinesh

    Surprisingly, Washington finds no Terrorism in acts of PAKISTAN's State Actors [Terrorists ] who Organize rally of 1000's of Terrorists with AK-47 & Machine Guns in Lahore-Karachi-Pakistan Occupied Kashmir streets to attack India on the name of JIHAD.

    March 28, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. brian

    I dont agree with that elmo according to the history and census appro 65 % of the population in kashmir are muslims and your opinion does not support democracy ...
    you should not judge or hate people by there religion

    March 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. RAJIV(pintoo)

    Hey Kashmir is discussed here what about the nuincense in Gujrat.C.M.not taking moral responsiblity for Roits & projected as future PM.Is it healthy for Global athecis.Keen to hear.

    March 28, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Alvi

    These are not millitants...... remember these are freedom fighters since last 63 years they are fighting for their self determination, world can cry over Ingushetia, Russia , Georgia and East Temor but Never over Palestine and Kashmir........ what kind of justice this is???
    But remember one more thing....... sooner or later Kashmiris will get rid of Indian Dogs...
    Very Soon with Grace of God.

    March 28, 2010 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Alvi

    Kashmir never was and never will belong to Hindus........ How come they think it belongs to them, never by religion, never by culture...... Hindus have never belonged to Kashmir itself. Kashmir is for Kashmiris with 100% Muslim Population, Stupid ideas people have to wakeup, u can blame Pakistan is behind it but never,........ these are Kashmiri who cannot live under violance of INDIAN occupying forces. One Day Soon Kashmir will be free of Indian cruelties.

    March 28, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |