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SLUG: CQ 2-323776 Kashmir Attack Alt. ROSR
TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT (CQ)
TITLE=KASHMIR ATTACK ALT. ROSR
DATELINE=SRINAGAR, INDIAN KASHMIR
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HEADLINE: Militants Attack Kashmir Bus Passengers
INTRO: Passengers on the inaugural bus trip between the Indian and Pakistani sides of Kashmir were in protective custody, preparing them for the historic ride Thursday, when suspected Muslim militants attacked their shelter in the Indian city of Srinagar. VOA's India Correspondent Patrician Nunan was outside the shelter when the attack took place, and she filed this report from the scene.
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"I am standing on the road in front of the reception center where passengers for Thursday's bus have been staying for the past several days under police protection, in the event of attacks on them. It is now the reception center itself that has been attacked, the entire roof is on fire, there are plumes of black smoke billowing into the air."
"So far, it is not clear if anyone has been injured or if this is going to be a serious enough incident to cancel the bus, because there is so much political determination to make sure that it has gone ahead." (SIGNED)
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