Eight dead in fighting between rebels and Indian forces in disputed Kashmir

Three suspected rebels were killed in a gun battle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and at least five civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said.
The fighting erupted after troops cordoned off a village in the southern Kulgam area on a tip that rebels were hiding there, India’s military said. The exchange lasted for several hours in which three militants were killed and two soldiers injured, it…