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Three Dead, Eight Wounded in Kashmir Violence


Police in Indian Kashmir say two Islamic militants and an Indian army officer have been killed in a gunbattle, and at least eight civilians wounded in a grenade attack.

Authorities said the gunbattle took place Saturday in the district of Pulwama when the Indian army raided a rebel hideout.

Separately, at least eight civilians were wounded when suspected militants threw two hand grenades in a busy commercial street in the summer capital of Srinagar.

Officials say the grenades were aimed at police, but missed.

India has been fighting a separatist movement in its predominantly Muslim area of divided Kashmir since 1989. Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the violence.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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