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Indian Troops Kill 11 Suspected Islamic Militants


India says its security forces have killed 11 suspected Islamic militants who infiltrated into Indian-controlled Kashmir from the Pakistani part of Kashmir.

Military officials say the 11 were killed during a gunbattle early Friday. Officials say the militants opened fire after Indian troops ordered them to surrender.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and funding Kashmiri rebels, a charge Islamabad denies. Both nations claim all of Kashmir and have fought two of their three wars over the Himalayan region.

The two sides have been engaged in a peace process since January 2004 to resolve all of their disputes, including Kashmir.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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