SRINAGAR, July 12 (2006): At least five Indian tourists were wounded on Wednesday when suspected Muslim militants threw a grenade at a bus station in a resort in Indian Kashmir, police and witnesses said.
The attack at Gulmarg came a day after a series of grenade explosions in Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital, killed eight people, including seven tourists.
Also on Tuesday seven bomb blasts on the rail system in Mumbai, India’s financial capital, killed more than 180 people.
The beautiful valley of Gulmarg, ringed by pine forests and famous for its ski slopes and cable ca, lies close to the Line of Control dividing Indian and Pakistani Kashmir.
“The tourists were boarding the bus after a cable car ride when militants lobbed a grenade,” a senior police official said.
Officials say more than 300,000 tourists have visited Kashmir so far this year, after a record number of more than 600,000 came last year to see the region’s snow-peaked mountains, pristine rivers and pine forests.
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