In a 24-hour long fighting that erupted Monday after soldiers and counterinsurgency police raided southern Bahmnoo village, in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir on a tip rebels were hiding there, three rebels were killed.

35 civilians were also injured in anti-India protests and clashes in solidarity with militants, police and witnesses said Tuesday.

Witnesses said the fighting ended Tuesday morning after troops blasted and destroyed four homes during the fighting.

At least six police and soldiers were injured in the fighting.

The gunfight triggered intense clashes after hundreds of civilians marched near the site to help the trapped militants escape.

Government forces fired bullets, shotgun pellets and tear gas to stop the march by rock-throwing protesters who were chanted slogans such as "Go India, go back" and "We want freedom."