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Suspected Kashmir rebels kill 3 Indian policemen

Officials say suspected rebels kill 3 unarmed Indian policemen in disputed Kashmir region

Suspected Kashmir rebels kill 3 Indian policemen

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Officials say suspected rebels have fatally shot three unarmed policemen in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Inspector General Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani says the three policemen were investigating a dispute between neighbors in southern Amshipore village on Monday when the militants fired at them.

In a separate attack, police say another officer was critically wounded after suspected militants shot at him inside a bus near northern Pattan town.

No rebel group immediately claimed responsibility for either attack.

Kashmir has been in conflict for decades. Since an insurgency erupted in 1989, an estimated 68,000 people have died in the violence and ensuing crackdown by Indian forces. With the rebellion now largely suppressed, most resentment of Indian rule is expressed through street protests.

Updated : 2021-09-28 12:02 GMT+08:00