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2 Indian Soldiers, 6 Rebels Killed in Kashmir

Officials in Indian Kashmir say at least two soldiers and six suspected militants have been killed during a clash in the Himalayan region.

Officials say at least one soldier was also wounded in Saturday's clash 220 kilometers north of Jammu, the winter capital of Indian Kashmir.

Authorities say the suspected militants were trying to sneak into the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir when the fighting began.

Kashmiri militant groups have been fighting since 1989 for Kashmir's independence or its merger with Pakistan. The insurgency has killed tens of thousands of people.

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