Five Killed, 30 Hurt in Kashmir Car Explosion

A suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into an army convoy in Indian Kashmir on Saturday, killing four soldiers and a civilian and wounding 30 more, police said. A caller from Jaish-e-Mohammad, a rebel group based in Pakistan, claimed responsibility for the attack on a highway near Pattan, south of Srinagar, the summer capital of the region. The attack comes days after India and Pakistan proposed talks for November and December on various issues, including a bus service through divided Kashmir. “It was a ground-shaking explosion … initial reports suggest it was suicide car bomber,” a police official said, adding that some houses and vehicles were damaged in the explosion. Full Story

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