DATE=8/20/2000 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=INDIA / KASHMIR (S&L) NUMBER=2-265665 BYLINE=ANJANA PASRICHA DATELINE=NEW DELHI INTERNET=YES CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: India says separatist militants have killed four Hindu villagers, and wounded two others in Indian Kashmir. Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi, the attack, which took place late Saturday night, is the latest in a series of killings by suspected Muslim guerrillas. TEXT: The killings took place in the remote village of Ind - about 180 kilometers north of the city of Jammu. Police say several gunmen burst into the homes of two Hindu families, and shot the sleeping villagers. It was the second attack on Hindu villagers in Kashmir in 48 hours. On Friday, heavily armed men attacked another small village and killed six people at point blank range. Police say more than 120 civilians, mostly Hindus, have been killed in a series of attacks in Kashmir in recent weeks. Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority region. The region has witnessed increasing violence since last month, when a ceasefire was declared and later called off by the largest militant group in the region. (Rest opt for long) Police have blamed Muslim separatist groups for the spate of killings in Kashmir. But the militant groups have denied killing any civilians, saying they attack only military targets. The Indian government has said it is willing to start peace talks on Kashmir with militants who give up violence. The Hizbul Mujahideen group that offered to hold peace talks with New Delhi withdrew its ceasfire when India rejected its demand to include Pakistan in the talks. More than 30,000 people have died in Kashmir since a separatist insurgency flared more than a decade ago. India and Pakistan have fought two wars over the disputed region. (Signed) NEB/AP/KL 20-Aug-2000 10:44 AM EDT (20-Aug-2000 1444 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .