Kashmir attack a deadly blow to India-Pakistan ties

18 February 2019


Last week’s terrorist attack about 20 kilometres from Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, was the deadliest attack since 1989, when a militant insurgency against Indian rule began.

Almost 50 paramilitary troops travelling on a bus as part of a convoy of 70 vehicles were killed when a car carrying at least 200 kilograms of explosives rammed their bus. The blast was enormous, with debris strewn over a wide area. This happened on what is meant to be a highly secure section of the highway. The suicide bomber was a local 20-year-old man who had been trained in Pakistan.

Full article is available from the ASPI Strategist website.

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