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2 Killed, 15 Wounded in Rebel Attacks in Indian Kashmir


Authorities in Indian Kashmir say two suspected Islamic militants have been killed and 15 people wounded in two separate incidents.

Indian army officials say the militants were shot and killed after they crossed into Indian Kashmir from the Pakistani side of the disputed region. They say one Indian security officer was wounded in the fighting.

In the town of Bijbehera, south of Srinagar, suspected militants hurled a grenade at a police patrol, wounding 15 people.

Militant separatist groups in Indian Kashmir continue their attacks against government targets, saying they oppose the ongoing peace process between India and Pakistan.

Kashmiri militants have been fighting since 1989 for Kashmir's independence or its merger with Pakistan. The insurgency has claimed tens of thousand of lives.

Some information for this story provided by AP and AFP.

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