Source Pravda.Ru

India: car bomb exploded near a school

Fourteen people were killed and at least 100 injured on Monday when a powerful car bomb exploded near a school in a busy town in Indian &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/columnists/2002/11/01/38996.html ' target=_blank>Kashmir, security officials said.

The dead included two students and three policemen, they said.

Pieces of human flesh were scattered near the site of the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/08/21/34891.html ' target=_blank>explosion in Pulwama town south of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital. At least a dozen children were among the injured.

"There was hustle and bustle in the town when suddenly all hell broke loose. There was a thick cloud of smoke in the air and bodies on the ground," Abdul Rashid, a witness, told Reuters.

In a nearby police station wailing people were trying to identify the dead.

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the explosion, which damaged the school as well as dozens of shops, houses and vehicles. Sandals, shoes and broken vehicle parts were strewn across the road, which was stained with pools of blood. Some distance away, textbooks and writing pads lay scattered in a damaged school classroom.