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Indian security forces battle suspected militants in Kashmir

Indian security forces battled suspected militants in an isolated part of Indian Kashmir, in a daylong fight five militants were killed.

The battle began after authorities received a tip that a group of militants had crossed from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. The gunfight occurred about 170 kilometers (100 miles) north of Srinagar near the Line of Control, the de facto border that separates the two parts of Kashmir, said Vijay Kumar, a local police superintendent.

The battle came as the Indian army foiled another bid by militants from neighboring Pakistan to sneak into Indian-controlled Kashmir on Sunday, in a gunfight that left three rebels dead, officials said.