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Powerful blast in J&K before Kalam's visit
Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | July 27, 2006 23:53 IST
Militants carried out a powerful explosion in south Kashmir late Thursday evening, hours before the arrival of President Kalam on Friday.
A senior police officer said militants lobbed a grenade at a party of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force in Khudwani village near Kulgam, 74 kms from summer capital in Anantnag district.
"Eleven persons, including two CRPF troopers, a local cop and eight civilians were wounded in the Khudwani explosion and all the injured have since been evacuated for treatment to hospital," a senior police officer said.
He said the area was being searched by the security forces.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.