Six wounded in grenade attack in India's portion of Kashmir

Six wounded in grenade attack in India's portion of Kashmir
Six wounded in grenade attack in India's portion of Kashmir

Suspected Islamic militants hurled a grenade Monday at a security patrol in India's portion of Kashmir, wounding six people, police said.

Two policemen and four civilians were wounded in the explosion in the Kathi Darwaja neighborhood of Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu-Kashmir state, said police officer Ali Mohammed.

Mohammed blamed the blast on Islamic militants.

The militants are fighting for Kashmir's independence or its merger with mostly Muslim Pakistan.

The assault came a day after militants hurled grenades and fired bullets into a political rally in central Srinagar, killing five people and wounding 20 others, before two of the attackers were killed by security forces, reports the AP.

I.L.