Twelve injured in Kashmir attack

Other News Materials 17 September 2008 12:58 (UTC +04:00)

At least 12 people have been injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, the police said, reported BBC.

The attack took place near a bunker of the security forces in the busy Budshah Chowk area of the city.

It is still not clear who was behind the attack.

Two months of demonstrations in the mainly Muslim Kashmir valley have left at least 40 people dead. This followed a period of relative quiet in the area.

Protests were initially triggered in July by a state government decision - later revoked - to dedicate land in the valley to a trust which administers an important Hindu shrine.

They eventually developed into large-scale anti-India demonstrations.

The decision to drop the land transfer led to counter protests in the Hindu-majority Jammu area of Indian-administered Kashmir.