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Police officer killed in Kashmir rebel attack

SRINAGAR: Police say suspected rebels have shot and killed a police officer in Indian-controlled Kashmir\'s main city. A police statement says the officer was guarding a road in Srinagar

Published: 20th April 2012 04:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:39 PM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: Police say suspected rebels have shot and killed a police officer in Indian-controlled Kashmir's main city.

A police statement says the officer was guarding a road in Srinagar on Friday when rebels shot him at close range and fled.

The incident took place as police were replacing paramilitary soldiers at a major bunker just a few kilometers (miles) away.

Since 1989, a violent separatist insurgency and the ensuing crackdown by Indian forces have killed an estimated 68,000 people in Kashmir. Although the armed rebellion has been largely suppressed, resentment against Indian rule remains deep.



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