Militants fight their way into army base in Indian Kashmir, officer says

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Posted: Nov 24, 2015 11:42 PM

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Three gunmen attacked and entered an army base in the disputed Indian region of Kashmir on Wednesday, a senior army officer said, raising tension over the disputed border with Pakistan that runs nearby.

The attackers cut a perimeter fence and penetrated the Indian army's battalion headquarters in Tangdhar in northern Kashmir, the officer told Reuters."We have heard three blasts initially and a gun battle is on," said the officer, who asked not to be identified because he is not authorized to speak on the record.

(Reporting by Fayaz Bukhari; Writing by Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Douglas Busvine and Paul Tait)