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Kashmir Rebels Vow to Continue Fighting

Islamic guerrillas vowed to continue fighting to drive Indian troops out of Kashmir on Wednesday despite an India-Pakistan peace effort meant to resolve the five-decade dispute over the Himalayan region. Four guerrillas were killed Wednesday in what the Indian army said was a fierce shootout in Kashmir, and an Indian intelligence official said intercepted radio transmissions show militants are planning more strikes — possibly around India’s Republic Day celebrations on Jan. 26. The violence showed the difficulties ahead after Pakistan’s President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, at the close of a regional summit Tuesday, announced their surprise agreement to hold talks on Kashmir. Full Story

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