3 soldiers, one militant killed in Kashmir shootout
He said one attacker was killed in retaliatory fire, while another managed to escape. A senior police official speaking on condition of anonymity said a local police officer was also critically injured in the attack. Eight pilgrims were killed after suspected militants attacked their vehicle in 2017. Gun battles between the militants and Indian government forces are frequent, and this year over 100 rebels have been killed in the armed clashes so far. Several armed rebel groups have fought for three-decades some 500,000 Indian soldiers deployed in the restive territory which is also claimed by Pakistan.