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PHOTOS: Clashes ensue after Indian troops kill 3 rebels in Kashmir

As news of the killings spread, protests and clashes against Indian rule broke out in several parts of the region.

Rebels have been fighting Indian rule since 1989, demanding Kashmir be made part of Pakistan or become an independent country. India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the rebels, a charge Pakistan denies.

Nearly 70,000 people have been killed in the uprising and the ensuing Indian military crackdown. (AP)