One dead, 25 hurt in Indian Kashmir blast: Police

By AFP
Published: March 22, 2012

Suspected rebel dies as explosives in his car detonate by accident. PHOTO: REUTERS/ FILE

SRINAGAR: A suspected rebel died and 25 by-standers were injured in Indian Kashmir on Thursday when explosives that he was carrying in his car detonated by accident, police said.

The blast occurred on a busy main road in the town of Bijbehara, 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital.

“The driver of the car was killed when explosives he was carrying in his car went off,” a police officer who declined to be named told AFP.

Several of the wounded were taken to hospital, one of whom was seriously injured, he said.

Militant groups in Muslim-majority Kashmir have fought against New Delhi’s rule for more than 20 years, killing security men and civilians in the highly militarised Himalayan region.

Violence has dropped sharply in Kashmir since India and Pakistan, which each hold part of the Himalayan region but claim it in full, started a peace process in 2004.

Reader Comments (11)

  • Indian
    Mar 22, 2012 - 6:32PM

    carefully watching……………….

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  • Senman
    Mar 22, 2012 - 10:12PM

    Mr Chidambaram and Mr Antony please start monitoring from now as I am suspecting something big is coming, if you don’t do anything now expect me to vote for the opposition.

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  • Whats in the name.
    Mar 22, 2012 - 10:39PM

    Yes Agree with Senman, I remember this dialogue from the movie Lakshya where OM Puri tells Hrithik and his commandants before embarking on a mission that never to trust Pakistanis, they make a tactical retreat and come back when the guard is low. Want proof, Mumbai 2008, Kargil in 1999, Siachin in 1984, 1965 and many more examples. With all the DPC meetings across Pakistan, this thought gets all the more serious. Hope mandarins in south and north block are reading the writing clearly on the wall.
    Rgds

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  • Salim Ansari
    Mar 23, 2012 - 12:06AM

    @Senman: Mr Chidambaram and Mr Antony please start monitoring from now as I am suspecting something big is coming,

    Be afraid, be very afraid. Can you take on Muslim warriors ?

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  • Shakky
    Mar 23, 2012 - 12:39AM

    Murderer murders himself! Poetic justice! Although I feel sad for the innocent bystanders. Still, how many more innocent lives would have been wasted if this guy had managed to use the explosives to carry out an attack. I do hope the Pakistan government investigates internally to see if any domestic groups were involved in this.

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  • Balochi liberal
    Mar 23, 2012 - 1:28AM

    Hmm…..so my country’s assets have focused back to old timepass, killing innocent civilians in Kashmir and blame Indian army for it. Why is Syeed Gilani not speaking anything against this terrorist who blew up himself to kill innocent bystanders ? Why is his heart not crying out now. Ah, of course, he dances on tune of Pakistani pay masters, so of course he will cry and shout slogans only when Indian army kills a militant. Let the game continue…….we just had some small break.

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  • Giri
    Mar 23, 2012 - 1:51AM

    who says he is dead..he is a half martyr. Would have been upgraded to Full martyr had he been successfull in killing some innocents.

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  • WoW
    Mar 23, 2012 - 2:30AM

    Whenever India and Pakistan wants to come closer, guess who sends in the terrorists to create choas in Kashmir.Recommend

  • unbeliever
    Mar 23, 2012 - 7:15AM

    @Salim Ansari:
    48, 65. 71, 99 and in all world cup matches, and on sunday we took them. and you know the results.
    getting on boring, please innovate.

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  • Pinto
    Mar 23, 2012 - 9:24AM

    @Salim Ansari: warriors who kill inocent people from behind

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  • Nimesh
    Mar 24, 2012 - 6:12PM

    @Salim Ansari:
    Indian Rajputs squarely defeated the “Muslim” warriors in 738AD. The Arabs never ever gained entry into India. It is the people of Multan and Sindh of Pakistan who were conquered by the Arabs which is why you are all muslim converts today.

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