SRINAGAR, India – Officials say that at least seven paramilitary troops have been wounded, three critically, after suspected rebels sprayed them with gunfire in the main city of troubled Indian Kashmir.
K.K. Sharma, a top official of the Central Reserve Paramilitary Force says the attacks came Monday as India celebrated the anniversary of its independence from Britain.
The first attack took place in Srinagar's Nowhatta neighborhood when suspected rebels attacked troops on patrol to enforce a curfew. Sharma said a gunbattle with rebels was ongoing.
The second attack took place in the Khanyar neighborhood.
The Himalayan region has been under curfew for almost six weeks since angry street protests broke out after Indian troops killed an iconic rebel leader in a gunbattle July 8.