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Two Killed, 25 Wounded in Kashmir Bus Bomb

Two people were killed and 25 wounded on Thursday when a bomb exploded on a bus in Indian Kashmir triggering protests to demand more protection against separatist violence, police said. The blast occurred in Rajouri town, northwest of Jammu, winter capital of the Himalayan state of Jammu and Kashmir where Muslim rebels have been fighting Indian rule since 1989. The explosion sent bystanders fleeing and came two days after a blast in a busy Rajouri market killed two people and wounded eight. “The bus had just left the station when the bomb exploded. There’s a lot of tension in the town,” a police official in Jammu told Reuters. The bus was bound for Jammu. Rescuers found a charred body inside the bus after flames were put out and one person died in hospital. Both explosions were in Hindu-dominated parts of the town in India’s only Muslim-majority state. Suspected militants have in the past targeted Hindus in what police say is a bid to stir religious tension in the volatile region. No group has claimed responsibility for either blast. Full Story

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