Kashmir tragedy has many authors

Millions of Indians will by now have seen the twisted wreckage of buses carrying dozens of Indian paramilitary soldiers from the Central Reserve Police Force; at least 44 of them died when a car loaded with explosives rammed into their convoy as it passed through Pulwama district of India's Jammu and Kashmir state.

Jaish-e-Mohammed, a group of militant Islamic extremists who pioneered suicide bombings in the disputed region of Kashmir, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 19, 2019, with the headline 'Kashmir tragedy has many authors'. Print Edition | Subscribe