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Head of Kashmir ruling party escapes attack on eve of election

Suspected rebels attacked the car of a top politician and a polling booth in Kashmir, killing one and injuring 15, on the eve of Indian elections in the troubled summer capital Srinagar, police said. Suspected Muslim militants Sunday hurled a grenade at the motorcade of Mehbooba Mufti, head of Kashmir’s ruling People’s Democratic Party, near the town of Kulgam in the south of the disputed Himalayan territory, police said. The grenade missed its target but injured 10 people including a cameraman and a driver for an Indian television news channel, police said, adding one of the injured civilians later died in hospital. Inside Srinagar, which votes Monday in India’s staggered national election, rebels fired a grenade through a rifle at a voting booth in the crowded Lal Bazaar area, injuring five policemen and a civilian, a police officer said. Full Story

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