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Tuesday, 5 March, 2002, 09:14 GMT
Twenty-two dead in Kashmir violence
Officials in Indian-administered Kashmir say at least 16 militants and six policemen have been killed in the latest round of violence in the state.

Police say eight militants died in four separate clashes with troops in the Chingis area of the Poonch district.

Elsewhere, the Indian army say six militants were killed by its soldiers in two separate incidents in the Keri and Rajouri districts.

In other violence, two militants were shot dead in the frontier district of Kupwara.

Earlier, police say four of its officers were killed in an ambush at Gool, in the border district of Udhampur.

The Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen Islamic group has claimed responsibility.

Another policeman was killed in an exchange of fire in the Marmot area of the Doda district.

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