A bomb exploded Wednesday in a medical clinic run by a militant Kashmiri secessionist leader, killing eight people and wounding 17 others.

The leader, Dr. Farooq Haider, was not in the office at the time and blamed the blast on "Indian agents." He is vice president of the Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front, a militant group spearheading a secessionist revolt in Indian-held Kashmir.A nearby bazaar crowded with shoppers trembled from the blast, which ripped through a two-story cement building and sent hundreds of frightened people scrambling for cover.

No one claimed responsibility, police said.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the blast but refused to assign blame. He was expected to visit the site later Wednesday.

More than 2,000 people have been killed in the 18-month-old uprising in India's only majority Muslim state. Militants are seeking independence from India or union with Islamic Pakistan.