NEW DELHI (Reuters) - One person was killed and nine were wounded in a powerful explosion in southern Kashmir on Thursday, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said. The news agency said police suspected that militants were responsible for the morning blast in Anantnag district, which blew a deep crater in the ground. The 10 people caught in the explosion were rushed to hospital, and a woman was declared dead on arrival. PTI said no militant group had so far claimed responsibility for the blast. India, which controls two-thirds of the Himalayan region of Kashmir, accuses Pakistan of arming and training separatist guerrillas.
Pakistan, which rules the remaining third, says it only provides political and diplomatic support. Officials say more than 25,000 people have been killed in an eight-year-old rebellion in the region, where nearly a dozen militant groups are fighting for independence or merger with Pakistan.