Four dead as attackers storm Indian army camp in Kashmir

The Indian army killed three suspected rebels and another person was shot dead during a six-hour gun battle Wednesday at a military camp in Indian Kashmir near the border with Pakistan, a military spokesman said.

Heavily armed fighters stormed the army base in Tangdhar, 140 kilometres (87 miles) northwest of the main city of Srinagar, setting off grenades and firing automatic weapons.

“Three terrorists were killed in the exchange of stand-off fire that began in the morning hours. One soldier was wounded in the firefight,” defence spokesman in Srinagar N.N. Joshi told AFP.