At least 18 Indian paramilitary officers were killed and several others were injured after was filled with explosives killed in a military convoy in Indian-administered Indian cashmere.
The Indian Armed Forces for almost three years, the car stabbed in one of the buses carrying the CRPF staff at Awantipora in the controversial Himalayan region . General Director Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar told the ANI news agency that there are about 2,500 staff at the convoy.
The Associated Press reported that more than 20 officers were injured in the blast
"An ISA has passed as a convoy to the CPIC," said senior police officer Munir Ahmed Khan.
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Video from the scene of the blast showed that the smell of the CRPF vehicle was rising while the bodies were scattered across the road
More pictures appear. 12 dead paramilitaries, 13 others wounded in a blast on the national highway # Kashmir Omar Abdullah and Mebbaba Mufti, two former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, condemned the attack on Twitter.
"Twelve of our security staff were [killed] and a few were injured, and there were no words to condemn the terrifying terrorist attack, how many more monsters would be killed before that?"
The attack on the convoy of Indian paramilitary forces came a day after at least 25 high school students were injured by an explosion in the classroom
In the past, civilians have died or been injured while playing with explosives found in battles between the fighters and the Indian troops
Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan after the end of b the Italian colonial rule in 1947, but both claim a complete Himalayan territory
India maintains about 500,000 soldiers and is regularly crushed by protesters, firing tear gas and protesters with demonstrators pellets in the last three decades in rebellion against Indian rule
Rebels require Kashmir to become part of Pakistan or become an independent state.
India blames Pakistan in the arms and training of militants against which Islamabad denies
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