Eight wounded in Kashmir grenade attack

Updated on Aug 06, 2007 06:17 AM IST

Police says terrorists threw a grenade at a passing Army convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Awantipora town, 36 kms from Srinagar.

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IANS | By, Srinagar

Eight civilians were wounded when a grenade tossed by separatist guerrillas at a passing Army convoy exploded on the road near the Jammu and Kashmir capital on Sunday.

Police said terrorists threw a grenade at a passing Army convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Awantipora town, 36 kms from the capital city.

The injured have been taken to Srinagar for treatment, an Army officer said.

Terrorists have increased their attacks against security forces in Kashmir in the past few days.

During the last 18 years of violence in the Kashmir valley insurgents would intensify their attacks ahead of Aug 15 Independence Day.

The authorities in Srinagar are maintaining a strict vigil to prevent the guerrillas from carrying out any major strike around Aug 15.

Kashmir Inspector General Of Police SM Sahai held a meeting of senior police and paramilitary officials on Saturday to review the security arrangements in connection with Independence Day celebrations.

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