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Blasts rock Kashmir; 30 injured

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | May 28, 2005 15:57 IST

Two powerful explosions rocked Kashmir Valley on Saturday leaving over 30 injured.

Six paramilitary central reserve police force troopers were among the injured.

Police said a massive car bomb exploded near the general post office in Anantnag town, south Kashmir, in the afternoon, injuring 20 persons including six CRPF jawans.

The bomb was placed inside a parked Maruti car.

The injured were taken to hospital. Doctors referred eight seriously injured persons to Srinagar for specialised treatment.

Police said the militants had intended to target passing CRPF vehicles.

The second incident occurred in Srinagar when militants hurled two grenades at tourists in Dalgate locality.

Twelve passersby were injured in the explosion. One of the grenades failed to explode.

The injured are being treated at a local hospital.

No one claimed responsibility for the blasts.


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