Suicide attack on army camp in Kashmir kills five

December 5, 2014 10:07 AM

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SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Five members of the Indian security forces were killed in a suicide attack on an army artillery camp in northern Kashmir early on Friday as militants step up violence in the disputed region near the border with Pakistan, officials said.

The latest attack took place in Kashmir's Uri sector near the militarised border. Kashmiris are voting for a new state assembly in large numbers, officials said, and the attack came just days before voting in the staggered election is due to be held in that sector.

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