Authorities in Indian Kashmir say suspected Islamic militants have attacked a remote police station, triggering a gunbattle that left two militants, one policeman and one civilian dead.
Police said the ambush occurred late Sunday in southern Poonch province near the Pakistani border. They said the rebels hurled grenades and used machine guns in the attack, which led to a three-hour shoot-out.
Kashmiri militants continue their attacks against government targets, as India and Pakistan inch forward in their 18-month peace process aimed at resolving all their disputes, including Kashmir.
Militant groups have been fighting for Kashmir's independence or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. The insurgency has claimed tens of thousand of lives.