At least 11 people have died in violence involving suspected Islamic separatists in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Among those killed on Saturday was a Muslim mother and her son shot in their home in southern Poonch province.
Indian authorities say seven suspected militants, an Indian solider, and a Muslim man were also killed in several incidents. An Indian police spokesman identified three of the militants as Pakistani nationals belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba, one of the militant groups fighting Indian rule in the predominantly Muslim territory.
In New Delhi, the U-S Ambassador to India, Robert Blackwill, said Washington will continue to urge Pakistan's leader Pervez Musharraf to do everything he can to stop the flow of militants into Indian Kashmir. He said the Kashmir issue must be addressed peacefully.
More than 37-thousand people have died in Indian-ruled Kashmir since the eruption of an anti-Indian rebellion there in 1989.