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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.

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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”.

 

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