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Bomb Wounds 31 Outside Bank in Kashmir

A bomb exploded outside a bank in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, wounding 31 people, police said. The bomb was planted on a bicycle parked outside a local branch of the State Bank of India in the town of Bandipora, about 40 miles north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu-Kashmir state. Separately, seven civilians were wounded when suspected rebels hurled a grenade at a paramilitary truck passing through the village of Koimoh, 42 miles south of Srinagar. The grenade missed the target and exploded on the road, police said. Eight of the wounded in the Bandipora attack were believed to be in serious condition, police said. The wounded included five paramilitary soldiers who were on a patrol. It was not immediately clear if the paramilitary patrol was intended to be the target. The area where the explosion occurred is a busy part of town. Full Story

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