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India, Pakistan: A Deadly Bombing Increases the Pressure in Disputed Kashmir

Feb 14, 2019 | 22:50 GMT

Jammu and Kashmir state experienced its deadliest bombing in nearly two decades Feb. 14 when a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device killed at least 44 Indian security personnel in the disputed Himalayan territory. Officials said a local member of the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed rammed his explosives-laden SUV into a bus carrying members of India's Central Reserve Police Force. The bus, which was part of a 78-vehicle convoy carrying more than 2,500 people, was en route from southern Kashmir to Srinagar, the Indian state's summer capital. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack, while India's Ministry of External Affairs called on Pakistan to "stop supporting terrorists."...

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