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Suspected rebels kill 3 Indian soldiers in ambush in Kashmir

  • An Indian army soldier, second left, gives first aid to paramilitary soldiers who were injured in a highway ambush in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 25, 2016. A few paramilitary soldiers were killed and another 20 were wounded in the ambush by suspected rebels. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    An Indian army soldier, second left, gives first aid to paramilitary soldiers who were injured in a highway ambush in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 25, 2016. A few paramilitary soldiers were killed and another 20 were wounded in the ambush by suspected rebels. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian army soldiers give first aid to paramilitary soldiers who were injured in a highway ambush in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 25, 2016. A few paramilitary soldiers were killed and some 20 were wounded in the ambush by suspected rebels. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Indian army soldiers give first aid to paramilitary soldiers who were injured in a highway ambush in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 25, 2016. A few paramilitary soldiers were killed and some 20 were wounded in the ambush by suspected rebels. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Injured Indian paramilitary soldiers are escorted by colleagues to a nearby base camp after a highway ambush by suspected rebels in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Some paramilitary soldiers were killed and about 20 were wounded in the incident. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

    Injured Indian paramilitary soldiers are escorted by colleagues to a nearby base camp after a highway ambush by suspected rebels in Pampore, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Some paramilitary soldiers were killed and about 20 were wounded in the incident. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)  (The Associated Press)

Police say suspected rebels have killed three Indian paramilitary soldiers in a highway ambush in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

Senior police officer Nitish Kumar says two attackers were killed by paramilitary soldiers who returned their fire Saturday on the outskirts of Srinagar, the main city in Indian Kashmir.

Several soldiers were wounded as one bus in the six-vehicle convoy came under attack by suspected rebels, said Nalin Prabhat, a senior officer of the Central Reserve Police Force.

Rebel groups fighting for Kashmir's independence from India or its merger with neighboring Pakistan since 1989 often attack Indian government forces or other targets.

India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, a charge Islamabad denies.