Upset supporters of Maulvi Showkat Ahmed Shah surround his shrouded body
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Kashmir mosque blast kills Muslim cleric

A prominent religious leader has been killed in an explosion outside a mosque in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Maulvi Showkat Ahmed Shah was killed when a bomb went off as he was entering the building in the city of Srinigar, and at least one other person has been hurt.

The BBC's Mark Dummett said the incident marked the end of a lull in separatist violence in Kashmir, which is claimed by both India and Pakistan.

  • 08 Apr 2011