2 Indian army soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Kashmir
Gunbattles between Indian army and rebels leave 4 insurgents, 2 soldiers dead in Kashmir
Associated Press
2014-08-24 11:01 PM

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- India's army says two of its soldiers and at least four insurgents were killed in two separate gunbattles in the Indian portion of Kashmir over the weekend.

N.N. Joshi, an army spokesman, says a daylong battle with a group of rebels Sunday left four insurgents and one soldier dead in Kupwara district.

He says another soldier was killed in fighting Saturday in India's Keran sector, near the cease-fire line dividing Kashmir between rivals India and Pakistan.

There was no immediate statement from any of the rebel groups fighting against Indian rule.

About 68,000 people have been killed since 1989 in an armed uprising and subsequent crackdown by Indian forces. Anti-India rebels have been demanding independence from India or Kashmir's merger with neighboring Pakistan.

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