One killed and seven injured in Kashmir blast

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Srinagar, Jul 20 (UNI) One person, reportedly a tourist from Uttar Pradesh (UP), was killed and seven others were injured in a grenade blast at world famous tourist resort of Gulmarg this afternoon.

Official sources said unidentified militants hurled a hand grenade at Sumo stand, Gulmarg, this afternoon causing injuries to eight persons, including four tourists.

One of the injured later died on way to hospital, they said.

A report from Baramulla said the deceased was identified as Ashok Kumar a tourist from UP.

This could not be confirmed officially here.

The grenade blast took place about 24 hours after an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Narbal went off on Srinagar-Baramulla road yesterday in which nine soldiers were killed and 20 others were wounded.

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