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Officials say 2 soldiers, 1 rebel killed in an ambush in Indian-Kashmir

  • Indian paramilitary soldiers stand after a gunbattle on the Jammu- Srinagar highway at Narsoo Nallah, near Udhampur, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Indian paramilitary soldiers stand after a gunbattle on the Jammu- Srinagar highway at Narsoo Nallah, near Udhampur, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian paramilitary soldiers check the body of a suspected rebel after a gunbattle on the Jammu- Srinagar highway at Narsoo Nallah, near Udhampur, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Indian paramilitary soldiers check the body of a suspected rebel after a gunbattle on the Jammu- Srinagar highway at Narsoo Nallah, near Udhampur, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian paramilitary soldiers stand near the body of a suspected rebel after a gunbattle on the Jammu- Srinagar highway at Narsoo Nallah, near Udhampur, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    Indian paramilitary soldiers stand near the body of a suspected rebel after a gunbattle on the Jammu- Srinagar highway at Narsoo Nallah, near Udhampur, India, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir Wednesday after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region, police said. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)  (The Associated Press)

Officials in Indian Kashmir say two paramilitary soldiers and one suspected rebel were killed after a convoy of paramilitary troops was ambushed in the troubled region.

Police Director-General K. Rajendra said at least eight soldiers were wounded in the attack that took place Wednesday morning.

Another senior police officer Danish Rana said militants hid in maize fields and sprayed bullets at a Border Security Force convoy near Udhampur, a garrison town on the main highway connecting the disputed territory with the rest of India.

Police said the gunbattle was ongoing and that no other details were immediately available.

Violence in the region has escalated in recent weeks, with regular skirmishes between Indian and Pakistani troops stationed along the heavily militarized frontier.