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At Least 66 Killed In India Train Bombing

From those terrorist enablers at France’s AFP:

Firebomb attack kills 67 aboard India-Pakistan train

by Elizabeth Roche

Sixty-seven people have burned to death after blasts ignited a fireball on a train from India to Pakistan in an attack condemned as terrorism aimed at derailing the South Asian peace process.

Explosives found in two suitcases directly pointed to sabotage, Indian Railways Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav told reporters Monday following the midnight blast on the "Samjhauta (Friendship) Express".

The blasts came on the eve of a visit by Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Kasuri, who called the attack a "horrendous act of terrorism". He said most of the victims were Pakistani nationals taking the cross-border train home.

Experts said explosives were used to ignite bottles of kerosene in the train, which was carrying more than 750 people when the blasts occurred near Deewana station, 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of New Delhi.

"The intention is clear — it is an effort to destabilise peace between India and Pakistan. Innocent people have been killed," said Yadav.

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf called for a full investigation by Indian authorities but vowed not to let the bloodshed undermine the peace effort between the neighbours, which have fought three wars in the past 60 years.

"Such wanton acts of terrorism will only serve to further strengthen our resolve to attain the mutually desired objective of sustainable peace between the two countries," he said, according to a Pakistan government statement.

New Delhi Television, citing intelligence sources, said the blasts may have been linked to an attack on commuter trains in Mumbai last July that left at least 185 dead and led India to suspend peace talks for several months.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed "anguish and grief" at the loss of lives.

"The culprits will be caught," he vowed in a statement…

Of course the articles fails to mention any possible culprits.

In fact, they could not even bring themselves to mention the fact that the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack were (dare we say it) Muslims.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 19th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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