Indian soldiers die in Kashmir gun battle as tensions escalate

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Four Indian soldiers and civilian killed amid hunt for those behind recent bombing

Four Indian soldiers and a civilian have been killed in a firefight in disputed Kashmir, a police official has said, as India launched a hunt for suspected members of an Islamist militant group that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police last week.

A police spokesman in the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir said Indian troops had cordoned off Pinglan village in Kashmir’s Pulwama district, where a suicide bomber rammed into a convoy of paramilitary police on Thursday.

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