Three soldiers killed in Kashmir shootout

13 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

SRINAGAR: At least three paramilitary soldiers were killed and an equal number injured Wednesday when suspected militants launched an attack on a key highway in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said.

Sanjay Sharma, spokesman for India’s paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) told AFP that at least two car-borne militants attacked a foot patrol with automatic weapons, killing three members of the force.

He said one attacker was killed in retaliatory fire, while another managed to escape.