The Indian army has killed eight insurgents in Kashmir

The Indian Army killed eight soldiers in Kashmir, two hiding in a mosque, and New Delhi campaigning against insurgents in a disputed area during the coronavirus lockdown.

Police and Army teams conducted surveillance of the rebels' presence on Thursday in a joint operation in the Federal area of ​​Shopian and Pamper.

Colonel Rajesh Kalia, a spokesman for the Indian Army, said three people were killed in Shopian and Pamper in 24 hours till Friday morning.

On Friday morning, security forces in Pampur used "tear-smoke shells" to evict two fighters from the mosque where they had taken shelter, senior police officer Vijay Kumar said on Twitter. The sanctity of a religious place.

There are no immediate independent accounts of the incident.

Officials said the number of Kashmir insurgents crossed 100 in the latest deadly attack on Thursday and Friday after the gun battle.

Over the past two weeks, Indian security forces have killed more than two dozen fighters, including six top commanders, mainly from the 1980s as the Indian administration waged decades of the separatist war in Kashmir. Came the cost of civilian life.

After the partial autonomy of the former Jammu and Kashmir state of New Delhi was divided into two union territories, anger in the Muslim-majority region intensified.

Since the two countries became independent and separated in 1947, the Himalayan region of Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan.

The two have completely claimed the region, which has led to two full-blown wars between nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors.

India has accused Pakistan of supporting Kashmiri fighters, which Islamabad has condemned, calling them freedom fighters.

In recent weeks, the two countries have exchanged heavy artillery fire along the Line of Control (LOC) - the hyper-militarized de facto border that divides Kashmir.

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