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Police say militants storm Kashmir police station, kill 2 in gun battle near Pakistan border

  • Smoke erupts from Rajbagh police station following a gunfight between suspected militants and security forces in Kathua district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Jammu, India, Friday, March 20, 2015. Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed the Indian police station in Kashmir, sparking a four-hour gun battle near the border between Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Smoke erupts from Rajbagh police station following a gunfight between suspected militants and security forces in Kathua district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Jammu, India, Friday, March 20, 2015. Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed the Indian police station in Kashmir, sparking a four-hour gun battle near the border between Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian army soldiers take position behind a tree as they watch a gun battle between suspected militants and security forces in Kathua district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Jammu, India, Friday, March 20, 2015. Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed an Indian police station in Kashmir, sparking a four-hour gun battle near the border between Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Indian army soldiers take position behind a tree as they watch a gun battle between suspected militants and security forces in Kathua district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Jammu, India, Friday, March 20, 2015. Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed an Indian police station in Kashmir, sparking a four-hour gun battle near the border between Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian paramilitary soldiers take position as they watch a gun battle between suspected militants and security forces in Kathua district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Jammu, India, Friday, March 20, 2015. Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed an Indian police station in Kashmir, sparking a four-hour gun battle near the border between Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Indian paramilitary soldiers take position as they watch a gun battle between suspected militants and security forces in Kathua district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Jammu, India, Friday, March 20, 2015. Suspected rebels wearing army uniforms stormed an Indian police station in Kashmir, sparking a four-hour gun battle near the border between Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)  (The Associated Press)

Indian police say suspected rebels stormed a police station in Kashmir and killed a police officer and a civilian in a fierce gun battle near the border between Indian- and Pakistani-controlled parts of the disputed Himalayan region.

Inspector-General Danish Rana said Friday that at least six paramilitary officers are trapped inside the station on the outskirts of Kathua town in the region of Jammu.

He says the militants killed a police sentry and then pushed their way into the station. The civilian died in crossfire as the officers responded.

There are several anti-India groups fighting for Kashmir's independence or merger with neighboring Pakistan. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.