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Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir

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• The attack came a day after another roadside bombing wounded Indian troops
• Separatist violence has left between 42,000-80,000 people dead
• Indian security forces in Kashmir have been targeted for 18 years
From Mukhtar Ahmad
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SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir (CNN) -- Two Indian soldiers were killed and three others were wounded Friday when suspected militants threw a grenade into the Central Reserve Police Force camp in Mehama, police said.

Mehama is located about 45 miles (70 km) south of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir

In an earlier attack, at least 16 Indian soldiers were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded next to their convoy in central Srinagar early Friday, a senior police official said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The attack took place outside the prestigious Girls Presentation Convent High School in the Rajbagh section of the capital, although classes were not yet in session. Authorities closed the school for the day.

Just a day earlier, three Indian paramilitary troops were wounded in another roadside bombing in the northern Kashmiri town of Sopore.

Militants fighting for Kashmir's separation from India have been carrying out attacks against the Indian security forces in Kashmir for 18 years.

While Kashmiri authorities estimate that 42,000 people have died during the separatist violence, various human rights groups and other organizations have put the number at over 80,000.

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