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Death toll rises to four in Kashmir tourist cab explosion

PTI 01 Aug 2012, 7:59:17 IST
Srinagar, Aug 1: The death toll in the explosion inside a tourist vehicle at Bijbehara in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday rose to four with one more woman succumbing to injuries even as police are probing terror angle.

Indira Parmar (73), who was in the ICU at SKIMS hospital here, died at around 9.30 pm on Tuesday night.  

On July 28, the explosion took place inside the cab at Bijbehara, 45 kms from here, resulting in the death of three tourists from Maharashtra and injuries to five others.  

Initially, police had said that a gas cylinder had exploded in the vehicle, however, following forensic test, the investigators are now probing a militant angle into the explosion.

According to eyewitness and forensic experts, militants had used grenade for the explosion.