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Kashmir: Attack kills mother, four children

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  • Mother and her four children killed in a grenade attack on a bus stop in Srinagar
  • 28 other people wounded in the latest violent attack in Kashmir
  • Attack came five days after bombing of army convoy killed nine Indian soldiers
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir (CNN) -- A mother and her four children were killed Thursday in a grenade attack on a bus stand in Srinagar, police said.

The blast killed the mother, her daughter and three sons, police said, and wounded 28 other people.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Deputy Inspector General of Kashmir Police A.S. Lone said the victims were migrant workers from northern India who were gathered near the cashier's counter of the bus stand.

The attack came five days after the bombing of an army convoy in Srinagar killed nine Indian soldiers and wounded 14.

Elsewhere in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, suspected militants forced themselves into the home of a former militant and shot him, police said.

The homeowner, two of his relatives and another person were killed, they said.

No one has claimed responsibility for that attack, which occurred in a village in the Doda district, about 105 miles (170 km) south of Srinagar.

For the past 18 years, Kashmir has been wracked by a bloody separatist campaign. Authorities say up to 43,000 people have died, but some human rights groups and non-governmental organizations put the death toll at twice that.

Journalist Mukhtar Ahmed contributed to this report.

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