August 2005 News

Kashmir Attacks Leave 14 Wounded

26 August 2005

Srinagar: Police in Indian-controlled Kashmir say 14 people, including two paramilitaries, have been wounded in grenade attacks by militants. Militants carried out a series of five grenade attacks on Indian security forces in the town of Sopore, north of the capital Srinagar. No militant group has yet claimed responsibility for these grenade attacks. Kashmir has recently seen a rise in violence despite peace talks. Militants threw two grenades at a military vehicle along the Sopore-Bandipora road, police say. The military vehicle and a civilian truck were damaged in the attack and eight passers-by sustained injuries, they say. A little later, the militants threw another grenade at a patrol party of the Indian paramilitary, wounding two soldiers and two civilians. Another two grenades were thrown at security forces' bunkers injuring two people.


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