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Indian Kashmir Chief Escapes Grenade Attack

The chief minister of Indian Kashmir escaped a bid on his life on Wednesday when separatist rebels fired grenades at a government building where he was filing his papers to contest a by-election, police said. The attack came two days before Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is due to meet Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in New York to push forward a fragile peace process that seems to be getting stuck over the thorny Kashmir dispute. Mufti Mohammad Syed was unhurt after the incident, police said, the second attempt on his life this year by Muslim guerrillas fighting against Indian rule in the region. Five people were wounded after unidentified men fired three grenades from a rifle at the heavily guarded district administrator’s office in Anantnag town, about 55 km (35 miles) south of Srinagar, summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, they said. Full Story

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