Indian army officer and a dozen suspected fighters killed in battle along the de facto border that splits the territory.
An Indian army lieutenant and a dozen suspected fighters have been killed in a clash along the de facto border that splits Kashmir between India and Pakistan, the Indian army said.
The fighting erupted on Saturday in the northern Gurez district when a group of "heavily-armed militants tried to infiltrate" Indian administerd Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the divided territory, the army said.
"There were 12 terrorists who tried to cross over in a boat ... and the Kishen Ganaga River is a defacto line of control in some areas and during the gun battle six fell in the river and six others were killed on the shore," Lt. General JS Brar, the Indian army spokesman, told Al Jazeera.
He said that the six who fell into the river during the gun fight, would not have survived "the fast torrent and the depth of this river" and would have inevitably drowned.
Sumber: Aljazeera.net, 21/8/2011