At least 12 Indian soldiers were killed on Thursday in an attack on a convoy near the main city of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said.
“An IED (improvised explosive device) went off as a CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) convoy passed by,” senior police officer Munir Ahmed Khan told AFP. “We have 12 CRPF fatalities. We are evacuating the injured from the site and don’t have their number at the moment.”
India has an estimated 500,000 soldiers in Kashmir, which has been divided between India and Pakistan and riven by unrest since the end of British rule in 1947.