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Indian army says it killed 3 suspected rebels in Kashmir

  • An Indian Army soldier shows a victory sign with others on top of their armored vehicle outside their base camp in Langate 75 kilometres (47 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, India, Thursday, Oct 6, 2016. The Indian army says soldiers foiled an attack on an army camp and killed three suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    An Indian Army soldier shows a victory sign with others on top of their armored vehicle outside their base camp in Langate 75 kilometres (47 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, India, Thursday, Oct 6, 2016. The Indian army says soldiers foiled an attack on an army camp and killed three suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indian Army soldiers patrol outside their base camp in Langate 75 kilometers (47 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, India, Thursday, Oct 6, 2016. The Indian army said Thursday that its soldiers foiled an attack on an army camp and killed three suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

    Indian Army soldiers patrol outside their base camp in Langate 75 kilometers (47 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, India, Thursday, Oct 6, 2016. The Indian army said Thursday that its soldiers foiled an attack on an army camp and killed three suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Indian woman waits to receive food at a relief camp set up inside a government-run school after residents living close to the highly militarized Line of Control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan were evacuated to a safer place, at Domana village, on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The villagers are familiar with the drill, though evacuations have been rare since tension along the border declined dramatically following a 2003 India-Pakistan cease-fire accord. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

    An Indian woman waits to receive food at a relief camp set up inside a government-run school after residents living close to the highly militarized Line of Control dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan were evacuated to a safer place, at Domana village, on the outskirts of Jammu, India, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The villagers are familiar with the drill, though evacuations have been rare since tension along the border declined dramatically following a 2003 India-Pakistan cease-fire accord. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)  (The Associated Press)

The Indian army says soldiers foiled an attack on an army camp and killed three suspected rebels in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia says the militants fired at sentry posts and tried to enter an army camp in the forested Langate area early Thursday.

He says the soldiers retaliated and repulsed the attack, killing all the three attackers. Rajesh said three automatic rifles and some ammunition were recovered.

Army suffered no casualties in the incident. There was no independent confirmation of the incident.

The attack comes amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following last month's rebel attack on an Indian military base that killed 19 soldiers.

Both the countries claim the divided, disputed Himalayan region in its entirety.