Police officer killed in rebel attack in Kashmir

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SRINAGAR, India (AP) - Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say suspected rebels attacked a group of police, killing a senior counterinsurgency officer and wounding three others.

Police officer Ali Mohammed says militants used automatic weapons to spray bullets at the officers in a crowded marketplace in Chadoora town on Monday.

Mohammed says one officer died on the spot, and two constables and a shopkeeper were injured.

Police say the dead officer was a senior counterinsurgency official and worked against anti-India rebels for over a decade.

No rebel group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Since 1989, an armed uprising and subsequent crackdown by Indian forces have killed an estimated 68,000 people. Although the armed rebellion is largely suppressed, resentment against Indian rule runs deep and is mainly expressed through street protests.

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