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20 die in Islamic militant bloodletting in Indian Kashmir

Seven civilians died as Islamic militants set off a car bomb in a busy marketplace in Indian Kashmir, while 13 others died in separate incidents taking to 87 the death toll in a week of bloodletting. Suspected rebels detonated powerful explosives as an army convoy, including an officer, drove through the Parimpora fruit market on the outskirts of the summer capital Srinagar, said Tirtha Acharya, spokesman for India’s Border Security Force, on Saturday. Army officials said 35 people were injured, including an army brigadier, a junior commissioned officer and three other soldiers. The pro-Pakistani Hizbul Mujahedin, the largest of the dozen rebel groups fighting Indian rule in Kashmir, claimed responsibility for the attack. Full Story

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