India and Pakistan are holding a third round of peace talks in New Delhi on Tuesday aimed at resolving their disputes over Kashmir, cross-border terrorism and other security issues.
Pakistani Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammed Khan is leading the visiting delegation. He said he expects the two-day talks with his Indian counterpart, Shyam Saran, to have a positive outcome.
But as the talks got under way, at least six people were killed in several attacks on the Indian side of Kashmir. Indian officials say government troops killed five suspected Kashmiri militants early today in raids on two villages south of Srinagar. In another incident, police say Kashmiri insurgents shot dead a member of India's Communist Party late Monday.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars - two over Kashmir - since they achieved independence from Britain in 1947.