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Families flee Kashmir gun battle

Safe passage: Soldiers lead families out of the area where gunmen opened fire PICTURE: AP

SOLDIERS escort families to safety as a gun battle rages near their homes in Indian Kashmir.

Two gunmen opened fire close to a military camp in Srinagar, killing at least one soldier. The attack came hours after troops ended a two-day gun battle with three other armed men at an army camp in another part of the disputed region. Five soldiers and one civilian were killed in that clash.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan. Anti-India sentiment runs deep among Kashmir’s mainly Muslim population.