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At Least 11 Killed in Kashmir Landmine Attack


Indian police say 11 people, including nine soldiers, have been killed in a landmine explosion in India-controlled Kashmir.

Authorities said Sunday a jeep carrying the soldiers was blown apart when it ran over the landmine late Saturday in Pulwama, south of Kashmir's summer capital, Srinagar.

Kashmir's pro-Pakistan rebel group Hizbul Mujahedin claimed responsibility for the attack.

In a separate incident early Sunday in the disputed Himalayan region, an army spokesman says Indian troops shot dead three militants who had taken shelter in a mosque.

Guerrilla violence has increased in Kashmir in recent weeks.

Violence in the region has claimed at least 30,000 lives since the start of a revolt against India in 1989. India blames neighboring Pakistan for supporting the militants - a claim Islamabad denies.

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