NEW DELHI (NEWSnet/AP) — Suspected rebels fighting against India’s rule in the disputed region of Kashmir ambushed an army vehicle on Monday, killing five Indian soldiers and wounding five others, officials said.

No insurgent group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack took place in the Kathua district of the India-controlled Kashmir while the military was on a routine patrol, a police officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Police and army reinforcements were rushed to the area, a cordon was established and a search operation is underway, the officer said.

The attacks was the latest in a flurry of violence that erupted on Sunday, when police said two gun battles killed two India army soldiers and six suspected militants in the Kulgam district. Earlier in the day, militants fired at an army camp in the district of Rajouri, wounding a soldier.

The Himalaya region of Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since 1947, but coveted in its entirety by both. The two neighbors have fought three wars over Kashmir.

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