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Blast in Indian Kashmir Wounds Police, Civilians


Police say at least eight people have been wounded in a grenade attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir -- the latest in a series of clashes between locals and state security forces.

Officials in the main city, Srinagar, say someone hurled a grenade at security officers who had scuffled with demonstrators earlier Monday. Authorities say the blast wounded police officers and civilians.

Demonstrators had gathered to protest Friday's disappearance of a Kashmiri man. Some protesters accused security forces of taking him into custody.

Tensions have been high in the region since the bodies of two young women were discovered in the town of Shopian in May. Police initially said it appeared the women had drowned in a shallow stream. However, local residents accused Indian security forces of raping and killing the women.

The incident has triggered a string of anti-government protests.

On Saturday, a high court ordered the women's bodies to be exhumed so that DNA samples could be collected.

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