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AP: Kashmir Violence Rising Dramatically

Violence between Indian security forces and separatist guerrillas in Indian-controlled Kashmir has almost tripled over the last month, with 152 people dying, up from 55 the previous month, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press. Although the tense Kashmir frontier has been quiet since an India-Pakistan cease-fire was agreed last month, there has been an increase in the number of casualties resulting from rebel violence in India’s northern Jammu-Kashmir state, a police official said. The dead include civilians, suspected Islamic militants and security forces. During the same period last year, 90 people were killed. “Despite the cease-fire, rebel actions are going on … They (militants) are not keeping quiet. We also cannot reduce our levels of alertness,” K. Srinivasan, deputy inspector-general of the paramilitary Border Security Force, said. Full Story

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