Eight hurt in Kashmir explosion
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) Eight civilians were injured in a grenade attack by separatist guerrillas outside the residence of a prominent Muslim mystic in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday.
The grenade exploded outside the house of 90-year-old 'Malang' (Dervish) Ahad Sahib at Sopore, 42 km from here in north Kashmir, Wednesday afternoon, a police officer said.
"The residence of the Dervish is thronged by hundreds of people daily who come from different parts of the Valley to invoke his blessings. However, only eight civilians were injured in the attack," the officer said.
The injured were being treated at the Soura Medical Institute here.