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U.S. might help India fight terrorism

The White House indicated Tuesday that it would help India fight terrorism in Kashmir, a region disputed between India and Pakistan since 1947. The assurance follows a weekend attack in which 24 people died in Shoppian, a town in Kashmir. “The attack underscores the importance of the war on terror and strengthens our resolve to work with friends and allies to fight terrorism at home and abroad,” said White House spokesman Ari Fleischer. Hundreds of people have died in Kashmir during the past two years in attacks that India blames on Pakistan-based Kashmiri extremists. Pakistan denies the charge. The Kashmir dispute has caused two wars between South Asia’s two nuclear-armed neighbors and last year Washington had to intervene to prevent another war. “President George W. Bush strongly condemns the cowardly attack … in Kashmir on March 23,” the White House said. Full Story

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