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June 5, 2013

Cop among six hurt in held Kashmir grenade blast

World

June 5, 2013

HELD SRINAGAR: A policeman and five others were injured in a grenade attack on Tuesday on army vehicles in held Kashmir.“Militants hurled a grenade at two army vehicles that were parked along the highway injuring a head constable and five civilians,” superintendent of police, Ramesh Jala, told AFP over the phone.
No militant group claimed responsibility for the explosion in Anantnag town, 50 kilometres south of the main city of Srinagar. The attack comes less than a week after militants of Hizbul Mujahideen, one of around a dozen rebel groups fighting to end Indian rule over Kashmir or its merger with Pakistan, killed two soldiers in an ambush in which one militant also died.
Last month government forces claimed they had killed the chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba in Kashmir during an early morning gun-battle in the congested downtown area of Srinagar, the summer capital of the state. Kashmir is divided between nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan by a heavily militarised and UN-monitored line of control (LOC), with both countries claiming the disputed territory in full.