Suicide Car Bomber Kills 44 in Attack on Indian Police Bus in Kashmir

Deadliest attack in Kashmir in decades

A suicide car bomber rammed into a bus belonging to the Indian police in Kashmir on Thursday, killing at least 44 people. This is the deadliest attack in Kashmir in decades.

This is the latest in a growing number of attacks by militants against Indian forces in Kashmir. The Jaish-e Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based group, has claimed credit for this attack. Pakistan’s government denied involvement.

This attack on the main highway through Jammu and Kashmir was a huge explosion, heard several miles away. Journalists reported body parts and blood scattered for 100 meters along the highway around the attack.

Indian officials expressed anger at the attack and blamed the Pakistani government, demanding they do something to JeM. The US also issued a statement condemning Pakistan, and demanding the halt all support for terrorists.

Author: Jason Ditz

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