03:35 GMT28 September 2020
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    The wounded civilians were taken to local hospitals for treatment. The security personnel cordoned off the area of the incident to apprehend the attackers.

    Six civilians were injured near Azad Gunj Bridge in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday after militants targeted an army convoy with a grenade.

    Local media cited police as saying that the explosive device missed its target and exploded on the roadside in the Azadjung area of the town of Baramulla, causing the civilian injuries.

    The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to detain the attackers.

    The situation in Kashmir has been consistently strained amid conflicting sovereignty claims by India and Pakistan. It escalated further last August when the Indian government decided to annul the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir state, splitting the state into two union territories under direct federal control. In the lead-up to the move, India sent additional troops to Jammu and Kashmir and instigated a curfew.

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