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12:00 AM, August 15, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 15, 2020

Militants kill 2 cops in Kashmir ahead of Independence Day

Militants attacked a police team in Kashmir yesterday, killing two officers and wounding one despite tight security in the disputed Muslim-majority region ahead of India's Independence Day. A group of militants opened fire on the police team that was on duty in the Nowgam area of Srinagar city, the chief of police in Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told Reuters. The attack comes days after the first anniversary of the revocation of Kashmir's constitutional autonomy, a reform the Indian government said would promote the region's development by drawing it closer to the rest of the country. But many people in Kashmir saw the loss of special autonomy as another step in the erosion of the rights of Muslims by the Hindu-nationalist government. The government rejects that. India celebrates Independence Day today.

 

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