A day after India’s new government took office, a landmine planted by Islamic separatist guerrillas killed at least 28 paramilitary soldiers and their relatives in Kashmir, underscoring the urgency of planned negotiations with Pakistan on the future of the disputed Himalayan province.
Police officials said the blast killed 19 Border Security Force soldiers, six women and three children. Body parts, bloodstained clothes and lunch boxes were scattered along the pavement, Reuters news service reported from the scene. The families had been traveling with the soldiers on leave from Srinagar to Jammu, the state’s winter capital, according to the Press Trust of India news service. [via Washington Post]
The same strategy continues. Kill people and force the Indian Government to the negotiating table. I am sure Dan Burton will not want to conduct a hearing on this.