August 2001 News

7 Killed In Kashmir Bus Blast

29 August 2001
The Asian Age

Srinagar: Seven people, including five soldiers, were killed and at least a dozen wounded in a bomb blast in a public transport bus in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.The soldiers and two civilians died on the spot when the blast ripped through the bus in Hamalpala in Anantnag district in central Kashmir, they said. ''We don''t have more details but we know that the soldiers had just boarded the bus,'' a senior police official told Reuters. Earlier on Wednesday, three civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion at a bus station in Rajouri town in southwestern Kashmir.


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