Page last updated at 05:47 GMT, Monday, 15 March 2010

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.

Print Sponsor

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific