Blast derails train in Kashmir, injuring 13

JAMMU, India (AP) — A bomb exploded on the tracks today minutes after the Shalimar Express left Jammu-Kashmir’s winter capital, derailing eight train cars and injuring 13 people, officials said.
Police officer Ghulam Mohammad said the bomb had been planted on the tracks.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.
Militants have been fighting Indian security forces since 1989 demanding freedom for Kashmir, where Muslims are in a majority. Hindus account for 82 percent of India’s nearly 1 billion population.
In the past, police have blamed Muslim guerrillas for setting off bombs in trains and buses in Kashmir as part of their violent campaign.
JAMMU, India (AP) — A bomb exploded on the tracks today minutes after the Shalimar Express left Jammu-Kashmir’s winter capital, derailing eight train cars and injuring 13 people, officials said.
Police officer Ghulam Mohammad said the bomb had been planted on the tracks.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing.
Militants have been fighting Indian security forces since 1989 demanding freedom for Kashmir, where Muslims are in a majority. Hindus account for 82 percent of India’s nearly 1 billion population.
In the past, police have blamed Muslim guerrillas for setting off bombs in trains and buses in Kashmir as part of their violent campaign.