Blast hits police patrol in Kashmir


SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants set off a landmine as a police patrol passed the home of a hardline Kashmiri separatist on Tuesday, the eve of a visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to the region.


(23.05.2006)



Witnesses said several policemen were injured in the blast, the latest in a series of attacks in the main city of Srinagar ahead of a two-day visit by Singh from Wednesday for talks with Kashmiri groups.

The explosion occurred on the road to the airport, outside the home of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who has refused to meet Singh.




Von: Tue May 23, 2006, http://in.today.reuters.com

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