India: Police officer dead after Pakistani militants escape from custody

One police officer was killed in the Indian-controlled Kashmiri city of Srinagar on Tuesday, after assailants fired at guards who were transferring a Pakistani militant to hospital. According to local police, two officers were injured and one of them later died in the hospital due to the deadly shootout. The assailants and the imprisoned militant managed to flee the scene. Pakistani... Еще militant groups and Indian forces have been increasingly fighting each other during the past months in the much contested area of Kashmir located on the border between Pakistan and India, notoriously dubbed as the 'most dangerous place' on Earth by former US president Bill Clinton. The conflict in Kashmir began shortly after the Partition of India in 1947 and continues to this day. Both India and Pakistan claim the territory of Kashmir since 1947. Recent efforts to end the crisis have stalled, with the two nuclear-armed sides engaged in a stalemate for the time being.

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