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Monday, 11 February, 2002, 14:04 GMT
Indian soldier turns on colleagues

The Indian army says a soldier opened fire at a camp in the Poonch district in Indian-administered Kashmir, killing three of his colleagues.

An army spokesman said the soldier was eventually overpowered and an inquiry is underway to discover the reason for the shooting which took place on Sunday evening.

There have been a number of incidents in Indian-administered Kashmir in which soldiers have either killed other soldiers or committed suicide.

Some experts have suggested they are a result of the mental stress faced by troops working in the border areas.

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