SRINAGAR: An Indian policeman and five others were injured in a grenade attack Tuesday by suspected militants on army vehicles in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said.

“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 suspected militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen, one of around a dozen rebel groups said to be fighting to end Indian rule over Kashmir, killed two Indian 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 Indian-administered Kashmir during an early morning gun-battle in the congested downtown area of Srinagar, the summer capital of the state.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan by a heavily militarised and UN-monitored line of control (LOC), with both countries claiming the disputed territory in full.

India maintains deployment of an estimated 700,000 soldiers in the territory.

The conflict has left tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, dead.

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Sandeep Singh
June 4, 2013 9:39 pm

The conflict has left tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, dead. Mostly kasmirir pandits.

zak
June 4, 2013 10:31 pm

The murderous occupation force supported by the western media and the jewish lobby in New york. These occupations cause the extremists to rise and then the west complains why?

Rahmat
June 5, 2013 3:11 am

@zak: Dude get your information right. Indian troops are in Indian territory. Stop beating your breast.

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