3 more people are killed during protests in Kashmir.
An IED bombing kills four Indian Reserve policemen patrolling a deserted market in the upper northwestern city of Sopore, India. Jaish-e-Mohammed militants, fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir, claim responsibility for the attack.
Pakistan claims another of its soldiers is killed from gunfire by Indian troops near the Line of Control. This is the fifth such fatality reported in the past two weeks from either of the neighboring countries who each claim the disputed territory.
India claims two of its soldiers have been killed during a gunfight with Pakistani forces in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. This report comes two days after Pakistan made a similar claim of the death of one of its troops due to an Indian cross-border operation in the disputed region.
At a university seminar in New Delhi, India's home secretary G. K. Pillai announces unexpected plans to reduce security forces in Kashmir by 25 per cent so that "people don't get harassed by the over-presence of security forces".