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    Blast in Kashmir Kills 4 Indian Policemen - Police

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least four policemen were killed as result of an explosion in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, the police said on Saturday.

    "IED [improvised explosive device] blast in [the city of] Sopore… Four policemen martyred," the local police said on Twitter.

    The blast reportedly took place at a market in the morning.

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    The Jammu and Kashmir region has been disputed between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947. Following several armed conflicts, the two countries agreed to a ceasefire in 2003. Since then, both sides have repeatedly accused each other of violating the truce, with continued instability in the region leading to the emergence of various extremist groups.

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