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India Police: 3 Police, 3 Rebels Killed In Kashmir Fighting

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A Kashmiri woman wails outside a house allegedly ransacked by security forces after suspected militants killed a policeman, in Beerwah area, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Anti-India rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed two police officers in an attack Friday in the disputed region's main city, officials said. Elsewhere in the Himalayan region, three suspected rebels and a policeman were killed in two gunbattles. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

(AP) — Police say anti-India rebels have killed two police officers in an attack in the main city of Indian-controlled Kashmir. Three suspected rebels and a policeman were killed in two gun battles elsewhere in the disputed Himalayan region.

The violence came a day after diplomats from more than 20 countries stationed in India’s capital concluded a two-day visit to the region. Police say militants sprayed bullets at two policemen near a police station in Srinagar city on Friday. Both died later at a hospital.

Elsewhere, police say three militants were killed when police and soldiers entered a village in a southern district following a tip that militants were there, and a policeman was killed in a gunfight in a western area.

 

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