Nine killed and 50 injured in Kashmir explosions


Nine people were killed and four dozen injured in two explosions in Indian-administered Kashmir today.

Four civilians and two soldiers were killed when a state-run passenger bus was targetted in a powerful landmine explosion near Kreeri township, 45 kilometres (30 miles) north of the Kashmiri summer capital Srinagar.

The blast injured another 22 people, including eight soldiers. The blast took place at 10:15 a.m. (04.45 GMT).

Meanwhile, two civilians and a policeman were killed and 20 others injured in a grenade explosion at Rajpora village, 30 kilometres (18 miles) south of Srinagar.

The grenade was tossed at a security patrol, but missed its target and exploded among a crowd of pedestrians.