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Three Killed, 11 Wounded in Rebel Attacks in Indian Kashmir

Authorities in Indian Kashmir say three policemen have been killed and at least 11 people were wounded in two separate incidents Thursday.

The authorities say the police officers died when suspected Islamic militants ambushed their patrol north of Jammu. Two policemen are missing.

In the town of Awantipora, north of Srinagar, suspected militants hurled a grenade at a busy intersection, wounding at least 11 pedestrians. Police sealed-off the area and are looking for the attackers.

Militant separatists continue their attacks against government targets in Kashmir, 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 report provided by AFP.