Indian Soldiers Kill
15 Rebels in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India -- Indian soldiers shot and killed 15 Muslim rebels in separate gun battles across Kashmir on Saturday, police and border security officials said.
They said this was the highest number of rebels killed in a single day in the past few months as troops stepped up their offensive against armed separatists fighting New Delhi's rule over the disputed Himalayan region.
"It's been a bloody day," said an Indian Border Security Force officer who did not want to be named.
Five militants were killed in forests near the Pakistani border south of Srinagar, Indian Kashmir's summer capital. Another 10 guerrillas were shot dead in different gun battles.
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