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Pakistan condemns attack on trans-Kashmir bus passengers

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, April 6, IRNA
Pakistan-Kashmir-Terrorist Attack
Pakistan on Wednesday described as unfortunate an attack on a compound in Srinagar where passengers were kept for Thursday's landmark cross-Kashmir bus service.

"There has been a most unfortunate incident but you should take things in proper perspective instead of trying to draw conclusion which is erroneous," Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri told reporters in Islamabad.

He said some elements do not want the divided families re-unite.

Reports said that unidentified gunmen and police traded fire at the center in the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, and the roof has been set on fire.

The raid came amid final preparations for the first bus service across divided Kashmir in nearly 60 years.

Meanwhile Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesman Jalil Abbas Jilani also condemned the attack and said no religion can allow such incident.

"It would be premature to suggest as to who are behind the attack," the spokesman said.

"The incident is condemnable and it shocked us," he said, expressing sympathy with those who were injured in the attack.

::IRNA No.056 06/04/2005 19:14 --End

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