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Five pilgrims wounded in Kashmir attack

india Updated: Jun 21, 2006 22:27 IST

Five pilgrims were wounded in Kashmir on Wednesday when suspected terrorist lobbed a grenade at their bus, police and witnesses said.

The attack took place on the outskirts of Srinagar where thousands of Hindu pilgrims began last week an annual journey to the holy shrine of Amarnath.

"We were chanting prayers when a loud explosion shook us," Mahinder Kumar, who was attending to one of the wounded, said at a Srinagar hospital.

The two-month Amarnath pilgrimage has been targeted by terrorist several times in the past. No terrorist group claimed responsibility for Wednesday's attack.

Thousands of soldiers and policemen have been deployed along the pilgrimage route -- a treacherous mountain trek which takes pilgrims to the shrine at a height of 3,800 metres.