Four dead in gun battle in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar, India (ANTARA News/AFP) - Three suspected Islamist militants and an Indian soldier were killed in a gun battle on Friday in the Indian zone of divided Kashmir, a senior police official said.

The guerrillas, thought to belong to the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group, were killed by Indian troops in the village of Maidanpora, 120 kilometres (70 miles) north of Kashmir`s main city Srinagar, he said. (M014/K004)