6 police killed in rebel ambush in Indian-controlled Kashmir

SRINAGAR -- Six police were killed Friday when rebels fighting against Indian rule ambushed a police vehicle in Indian-controlled Kashmir, while two civilians were killed and several others injured in clashes that erupted during a gunbattle between rebels and government forces in the disputed region, officials and witnesses said.


Senior police officer S.P. Pani said militants sprayed gunfire at the police vehicle in the southern Achabal area. All six officers onboard were killed, he said.


No other details were immediately available.