9 Are Killed After A Gun Battle In Kashmir

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On Monday, 9 people were killed in a gun battle that took place in Indian controlled Kashmir. Out of the 9 people that died, 4 were Indian soldiers, 3 were armed rebels, and 1 was a policeman. The attack comes days after a suicide blast that took place in the same province, which killed 42 people. ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍ ‍

‍ Ghulam Nabi, a witness of the attack, told Al Jazeera about what happened to the owner of a local poultry shop during the attack. "His house was among the one which was blown up, he is survived by two children, aged four and three. He was dragged out of his house early in the morning by the army and killed. Another boy was also hit by a bullet in his leg."

‍ In response to the two incidents and rising tensions between India and Pakistan, the Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said, "Our objective is to try to de-escalate tensions between the two countries, neighboring countries, and to see if there is a path forward to resolving those differences peacefully."

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