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    Two killed, 16 wounded in Kashmir Grenade Attack

    Two killed, 16 wounded in Kashmir Grenade Attack


    SRINAGAR, July 21: Suspected "Muslim militants" threw a hand grenade into a crowded market in Kashmir today, killing two
    civilians and wounding another 16, police said. The attack took place in a crowded vegetable market in Baramulla, 55 kilometers
    (34 miles) north of the Indian Kashmiri summer capital of Srinagar, a police official said. Two soldiers were among the wounded.
    The market is a favourite spot for the families of security personnel.
    The attack created panic in the streets, prompting shopkeepers in the town of Baramulla to lower their shutters. Indian troops have cordoned off the area and launched a massive search operation.
    More than 24,000 people have been killed since 1989 in separatist violence in Kashmir, India's only Moslem-majority state.
    Authorities here fear that the recent two-month conflict with Pakistan-backed forces in Kashmir could lead to a major upswing in separatist activity in the disputed Himalayan territory.






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