Authorities in Indian Kashmir say a car bomb explosion in a crowded residential area of Srinagar has killed at least six people and injured more than 40 others.
Local media reports said the Pakistan-based group al-Nasireen has taken responsibility for the attack -- the first since the state government moved to Srinagar for the summer from the winter capital of Jammu earlier this week. Wednesday's explosion damaged several vehicles and shattered windows on nearby buildings.
Violence in Indian Kashmir has eased since India and Pakistan began peace talks about 18 months ago. But sporadic attacks by militants have continued. Several groups have been fighting for Kashmir's independence or its merger with Pakistan since 1989. The insurgency has claimed tens of thousands of lives.