Indian separatists threaten more attacks
January 3, 1997
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SRINAGAR, India(CNN) -- Five people were killed Friday in a
bomb explosion near the house of the chief minister of
India's Jammu and Kashmir state, Farooq Abdullah, Indian
police said. Abdullah was not in the area at the time. At
least six people were reported wounded.
A militant Kashmiri separatist group, Jamait-ul-Mujahideen,
claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman said
attacks on pro-India leaders would continue in the troubled
state. More than 20,000 people have died in Kashmir since a
separatist revolt erupted in 1990, police and hospital
officials have said.
On Wednesday, a junior minister in Abdullah's government
escaped an attack by separatist guerrillas while he was
paying his respects to his deceased father in a cemetery in
Reuters contributed to this report.
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