SRINAGAR, India: The Indian army says it has killed seven suspected rebels in two separate gunbattles near the heavily militarized line dividing the disputed Kashmir region between India and Pakistan.
An army officer says four militants were killed on Saturday after they crossed over from Pakistani-held territory into the Indian portion of Kashmir in Kupwara region.
Three rebels were killed on Friday in another clash near the de facto border, said the officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with military policy.
He says the Indian army recovered the bodies of six rebels and some arms.
The fighting occurred near the border village of Shala Bhata, where the army says its troops have been fighting dozens of armed rebels for 12 days.
There was no independent confirmation of the incidents.