SRINAGAR, Aug 7 (2001): Another 11 people have died in separatist violence in India’s troubled Kashmir region, where fatalities have soared since last month’s fruitless summit between India and Pakistan, police said on Tuesday.
A civilian died when unidentified militants set off a bomb in the Rajwar area of Kupwara district, 87 km (54 miles) northwest of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state.
“The target of the bomb was not immediately clear,” a police official said.
Earlier on Tuesday, suspected separatist guerrillas shot dead a widow in her house in Budgam district, police said.
Two soldiers and a militant were killed in a gunbattle on Monday evening in north Kashmir, police said.
Elsewhere, three militants, two civilians and an Indian paramilitary soldier were killed in separate shootouts in the restive state since Monday evening, police said.
Violence has escalated in the Himalayan region since a summit last month between India and Pakistan ended in stalemate. More than 200 people, mostly separatist guerrillas, have been killed.
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