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At Least 'Five Militants' Killed in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Clashed with security forces

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At least five militants have been killed in a clash with security forces in Indian-administered Kashmir, police told the BBC.

A group of paramilitary troops and police was fired at by militants in the Najwan forest area near Ganderbal district.

Security forces retaliated, killing the militants, police said.

Kashmir, claimed by both India and Pakistan, has seen an armed insurgency against Indian rule since 1989.

In recent years violence in Kashmir has abated from its peak in the 1990s, but the causes of the insurgency are still far from resolved.