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India: Islamic militants kill eight troops

June 25, 2013

Eight soldiers were killed and six others injured in rebel attacks in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, an army spokesman said on Monday, in a sign of escalating violence ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to the state.

Militants have escalated attacks on security forces since March this year, killing 27 security men so far, with Monday’s the deadliest so far.



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