Grenade attack in Kashmir injures at least four amid India clampdown

Grenade attack in Kashmir injures at least four amid India clampdown

India and Pakistan have fought and squabbled over Kashmir since independence in 1947
India and Pakistan have fought and squabbled over Kashmir since independence in 1947. (Photo: AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

SRINAGAR, India: A grenade attack injured four civilians on Saturday (Oct 5) in the city of Anantnag in southern Kashmir, police said on Twitter, blaming "terrorists".

Many people in Kashmir have been seething since India stripped its portion of the Muslim-majority region of autonomy on Aug 5, shutting off phone networks and imposing curfew-like restrictions in some areas to dampen discontent.

Some of those curbs have been slowly relaxed, but mobile and internet communications in the Kashmir valley are largely still blocked.

The blast took place near a government office and injured seven people, including a police officer and a journalist, a police official told Reuters on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorised to speak to media.

Source: Reuters/zl

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