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India soldier killed in Kashmir grenade blast

Indian soldiers in Kashmir
Hundreds of thousands of troops are based in Kashmir

One soldier has been killed and five others wounded in a grenade explosion in Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, police say.

Militants hurled a grenade at a paramilitary security patrol in the Maharajgunj area on Sunday, they said.

Reports say a local militant group has admitted it carried out the attack.

Despite a decline in violence in Kashmir in recent years, there are fears that militants are trying to regroup in the region.

Hundreds of thousands of Indian troops are based in Kashmir to fight a two decade-old insurgency against Indian rule.



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