3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir shooting

AP News
Posted: Dec 25, 2011 3:29 AM
3 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir shooting

An official says a group of paramilitary soldiers have opened fire on each other inside a camp in Indian Kashmir, killing three soldiers.

Paramilitary spokesman Mohsen Shahedi said Sunday that officials were investigating the cause of the altercation inside the paramilitary camp in Kulgam, a town in the disputed Himalayan region.

One soldier was also critically wounded in Saturday night's incident.

A number of Indian military and paramilitary soldiers deployed in Kashmir have been killed in similar incidents in the past.

There are estimated 700,000 Indian troops in Indian Kashmir, fighting a deadly insurgency since 1989. More than 68,000 people have died in the conflict.