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Police: Rebels in Indian Kashmir kill 2 policemen

March 3, 2014

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say suspected rebels ambushed a police vehicle and killed two officers outside a court in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Officer Tejinder Singh says one officer was also wounded Monday when the militants sprayed the vehicle with gunfire in southern Pulwama town. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

In another attack Monday, police say an assailant stabbed and critically wounded an officer in a busy market in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar. Police chased down and arrested the man.

The Himalayan region of Kashmir has long been divided between India and Pakistan, though anti-India sentiment runs deep on both sides.

Some 68,000 people have been killed since 1989 in an armed uprising and crackdown by Indian forces, though resistance today is mainly expressed in street protests.

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