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5 Policemen Killed in Kashmir Attack


At least five policemen have been killed in a militant attack on a security camp in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Local authorities say the attack occurred early Friday, in the border town of Sopore, about 50 kilometers north of Srinagar.

Police say the militants hurled grenades and fired indiscriminately as they stormed the camp. It was not immediately clear how many rebels were involved in the attack.

The Pakistan-based rebel group Al-Mansoorain claimed responsibility for the attack.

Al-Mansoorain is one of more than a dozen Islamic militant groups fighting security forces in India's portion of Kashmir for the region's independence or for its merger with Pakistan.

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