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One person died in Indian Occupied Kashmir in result of grenade attack

SRINAGAR, India — One person was killed and three others wounded when suspected militants threw a grenade at police near a busy bus terminal in the main city of Indian Kashmir, police said Tuesday.

The incident took place in the crowded Batmaloo neighbourhood of Srinagar, the summer capital of the Himalayan region, late on Monday night.

“Militants hurled a grenade … injuring four persons including two police officials,” a police officer said. One of the victims — a government engineer — died of head injuries at a hospital Tuesday morning, he added.

The grenade attack was the third incident this week after a truck driver and shopkeeper were shot dead by gunmen in separate attacks on Sunday and Monday.

A separatist insurgency has raged in Indian Kashmir, a Muslim-majority state, for over 20 years. Attacks normally increase after winter ends in the Himalayan region.

Indian authorities are on the lookout for signs of unrest after mass street protests last summer that brought the region to a standstill and left 114 people dead, mostly due to firing by security forces.

AFP

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