August 16, 2004 |
The death toll in a bomb attack Sunday by separatist rebels on an Independence Day parade in northeastern India rose to at least 15 as rebels also attacked ceremonies in Jammu and Kashmir state, police said. Many of the victims in Dhemaji, in the northeastern state of Assam, were schoolchildren ages 10 to 14 who were taking part in a parade when a bomb ripped through a college campus, police said. A witness said most of the bodies of the children were burnt beyond recognition.
October 5, 2001 |
A bomb attached to a corpse exploded when soldiers turned the body over, killing three and wounding five in India's volatile Jammu and Kashmir state, police said. The soldiers found the body while on patrol in Gohalta, six miles from the cease-fire line that divides the Himalayan region of Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Meanwhile, Indian soldiers killed five militants in two incidents north of Kashmir, an army spokesman said.
May 11, 2001 |
Defying threats of violence, millions voted in legislative elections in five Indian regions, but rebel attacks and clashes between political parties killed 16 people, officials said in New Delhi. Bomb explosions and deadly clashes marred the balloting, mostly in the northeastern state of Assam and in West Bengal. Nearly 130 million people were eligible to vote in 823 districts in Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states and the union territory of Pondicherry.
January 22, 2001 |
A bus bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed six people, and fierce fighting elsewhere in the state claimed nine lives. The bus attack took place about 25 miles north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state, where Islamic militants have been waging a war of independence since 1989. At least 40 people were injured.
December 6, 2000 |
The first week of India's unilateral cease-fire in Kashmir started and ended with lethal bombings in the conflict-stricken region. Militant separatists claimed responsibility for an explosion Monday that killed a soldier and a civilian, two of the five people slain on the seventh day of the cease-fire during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. On the first day, a land-mine blast and other attacks claimed 13 lives. Twenty-five people died during the first week of the cease-fire.
August 15, 2000 |
At least seven people were killed and between 70 and 80 were injured when a bomb ripped through the last car of a night train in northern India on Monday, police and rail authorities said. K. M. Tripathi, director of rail operations at Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh state, said the bomb exploded about 10:40 p.m. as the train traveled through the village of Roza near the city of Faizabad. The bomb exploded in a car used partly by passengers and partly for mail.