Violence continues in Kashmir despite pledges from India and Pakistan to withdraw troops from their tense border.
Indian security officials say Indian troops shot and killed four Muslim rebels who were trying to cross the line-of-control that divides the Himalayan region.
Earlier, officials in the Indian part of disputed Kashmir said a bomb set off by suspected separatists killed a policeman and wounded 15 people. There has been no claim of responsibility for the blast, which occurred in the town of Sopore, 30 kilometers north of Srinagar.
Meanwhile, Pakistani army officials say at least two people were killed and eight wounded overnight in the Lipa valley region in the Pakistani part of Kashmir. The officials say the victims were hit by artillery during exchanges between Indian and Pakistani troops across the line of control.
Earlier this week, India and Pakistan said they would reduce the number of troops deployed on their border. A total of about one-million soldiers have been stationed along the border since a terrorist attack on the Indian parliament in December that India blamed on Islamic militants.
India says Pakistan gives military support to the militants, who have been fighting to detach Kashmir from India since 1989. Pakistan says it is doing all it can to stop militants from crossing into India.