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1 dead as gunmen disguised as Indian troops hijack vehicle, spark gunbattle in Kashmir

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An injured man is carried on a stretcher for treatment to the Government Medical College after an attack in Jammu, India, Friday, March 28, 2014. One person was killed and three others injured Friday when unidentified gunmen wearing army uniform stopped a vehicle on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway and shot its occupants, police said. The gunmen later escaped in the same vehicle. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) (The Associated Press)

An Indian police official says gunmen disguised as Indian soldiers opened fire on a car in Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing a passenger and triggering a firefight with army troops.

The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. He says at least three gunmen fired on a vehicle early Friday in the Dayalchak area, some 340 kilometers (210 miles) south of Srinagar. Three other passengers have been wounded.

The assailants sped away in the car, but army troops intercepted them about 30 kilometers (18 miles) away. The ensuing gunbattle lasted for at least three hours.

It's not immediately clear who is behind the attack.