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Two Kashmiri Opposition Leaders Escape Funeral Blast


Two senior Kashmiri opposition leaders have escaped unhurt after a bomb exploded at a funeral service, killing one mourner and wounding three others.

Police say a homemade explosive device hidden in a wall detonated at the funeral service at a village south of Srinagar attended by Conference party leader Farooq Abdullah and his son Omer Abdullah.

The service was for Safdar Ali Beg, another leader of the National Conference, who was shot dead by suspected Islamic militants on Thursday.

Sunday's attack was the second attempt on Omer Abdullah's life this month. Suspected rebels fired on his vehicle earlier this month, but there were no casualties.

Muslim separatist groups are fighting against Indian rule in Kashmir since 1989.

Some of this information provided by AP and AFP.

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