Gunmen attack Indian army convoy in Kashmir, kill 3
Iran Press TV
Wed Aug 17, 2016 10:4AM
Unknown gunmen have killed two soldiers and a police officer in Indian-administered Kashmir amid heightened tensions in the disputed Himalayan region.
The assailants ambushed two army trucks and a police car overnight in Baramulla district, 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of the region's main city of Srinagar, police said Wednesday.
Three more people were injured in the ambush. A search is underway to find the attackers.
Indian army convoys have been patrolling Kashmir at night more frequently in recent weeks amid a wave of unrest in the region.
Fresh series of clashes erupted in Kashmir on July 8, when people protested against the killing of Burhan Wani, a popular pro-independence fighter at the hands of Indian forces.
There are an estimated 500,000 Indian troops currently deployed in the restive territory. The country has imposed a curfew across large parts of the territory since July.
Since India and Pakistan won independence from British rule in 1947, the arch-rivals have been claiming Kashmir in full but have had only partial control over it.
Thousands of people have been killed in the unrest in Kashmir since early 1990s.
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