Militant bus attack in north India kills one, wounds 32

India accuses Pakistan of harboring militants, which Islamabad denies.

March 7, 2019 16:28
1 minute read.
A masked protester sits next to a flag of Pakistan during an anti-Indian protest

A masked protester sits next to a flag of Pakistan during an anti-Indian protest . (photo credit: REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


JAMMU/SRINAGAR, India - A grenade explosion orchestrated by a Pakistan-based militant group at a bus stand in the Indian city of Jammu killed one person and wounded at least 32 on Thursday, police said.

The blast came three weeks after an attack by another Pakistan-based group killed 40 Indian paramilitary police in Kashmir, escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

India accuses Pakistan of harboring militants, which Islamabad denies.

Police said Sajjad Bhat, a Kashmiri Indian national from the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group, carried out Thursday's attack.

"He arrived in Jammu yesterday and carried out the attack this morning, and was fleeing back to Kashmir when he was arrested by police at a checkpoint," Jammu police chief M.K. Sinha told reporters.

A senior government minister condemned the attack. "I wish the injured a speedy recovery," added Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Twitter.

Jammu and Kashmir state is divided between Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region that sees a large amount of militant activity, and Jammu, a Hindu-majority region and home to a city of the same name, where such action is less common.

Kashmir has been divided and disputed since the partition of the British colony of India and the creation of independent India and Pakistan in 1947.

They both rule it in part but claim it in full.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

UK pundit Katie Hopkins
July 23, 2019
Katie Hopkins earns scorn for attacks on Muslims — and some Jewish support


Cookie Settings