23:31 GMT14 August 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Five police officers were killed in an exchange of fire with suspects during a midnight raid in the Pakistan-administered Gilgit-Baltistan area in the disputed Kashmir region on Tuesday, Geo TV reported, citing officials.

    Another five officers from the Gilgit counter-terrorism department sustained injuries.

    The incident happened in the Chilas area in the Diamer district, when suspects opened fire on the officers.

    ​The investigation into the incident is underway. Caretaker Gilgit-Baltistan chief minister Mir Afzal Khan said that "the suspects were involved in trading weapons, apart from terrorist activities", according to the Pakistani channel.

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