Kashmir attack: Bomb kills 40 soldiers in military convoy
February 15, 2019 5:13 am
At least 40 Indian paramilitary soldiers have been killed in a bomb attack by militants on their convoy in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Police told the BBC that a car filled with explosives had rammed a bus carrying the troops to Srinagar.
Pakistan-based Islamist group Jaish-e Mohammad said it was behind the attack.
It is the deadliest militant attack on Indian forces in Kashmir since the insurgency against Indian rule began in 1989.
Both India and Pakistan claim all of Muslim-majority Kashmir but only control parts of it.
India’s prime minister described the attack as “despicable”.