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Security deployed to protect Kashmir tourism after deadly hotel blast

Police deployed around top attractions in Indian Kashmir after an attack on a popular hotel left four people dead and raised fears for the tourist industry which had rebounded amid a peace process. Officers armed with automatic rifles patrolled the shores of Lake Dal in the summer capital Srinagar to protect tourists staying in houseboats set under the Himalayas. “The deployment was made overnight at all the favourite tourist spots,” said Salim Beigh, the head of Kashmir’s tourism department, on Sunday. Islamic rebels on Saturday hurled a grenade that exploded in the dining hall of the Purnima Hotel in the scenic resort of Pahalgam in central Kashmir, killing four Indian tourists and wounding 28 other people, according to police. Full Story

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