Indian forces kill 6 militants crossing into Kashmir to disrupt vote

December 3, 2014 7:51 AM

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Indian forces kill 6 militants crossing into Kashmir to disrupt vote

HANDWARA, India (Reuters) - Soldiers killed six militants near the border with Pakistan in the Indian state of Kashmir, the army said on Wednesday, in the biggest single-day shootouts in months at the heavily militarized border.

The encounter took place in Kupwara in northern Kashmir late on Tuesday, hours after voters turned out in large numbers for a state election that separatists and militants are opposed to.

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