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16 pilgrims killed in bus crash in northern India: police

16 pilgrims killed in bus crash in northern India: policeAt least 16 Hindu pilgrims were killed and many more injured Sunday in a bus crash in northern India, police said, just days after gunmen shot dead eight worshippers making the same holy visit. The bus plunged into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir, the state where hundreds of Hindus make the annual pilgrimage to a Himalayan cave revered as the abode of the god Shiva. “16 people are now confirmed dead, 19 with serious injuries and eight others with minor injuries,” the state’s police force said in a statement Sunday.



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Militants kill six Hindu pilgrims: police

Militants kill six Hindu pilgrims: policeMilitants killed six Hindu pilgrims and wounded 14 others Monday in Indian-administered Kashmir, police told AFP, after their bus came under attack. India’s Central Reserve Police Force, which provides security for the two-month long annual pilgrimage, said gunmen first opened fire on a security checkpoint but no injuries were reported. “Militants further attacked the pilgrims’ bus at Batingu (six civilians killed and 14 injured) and escaped towards Arwani,” the CRPF said in a statement.



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The Latest: Pope visit: Pilgrims make way on foot to Fatima

The Latest: Pope visit: Pilgrims make way on foot to FatimaFATIMA, Portugal (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis' trip to Fatima shrine in Portugal (all times local):



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Twin Damascus bombs kill 59, mostly Iraqi pilgrims

Twin Damascus bombs kill 59, mostly Iraqi pilgrimsTwin bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed 59 people in Damascus on Saturday, most of them Iraqis, a monitoring group said of one of the bloodiest attacks in the Syrian capital. There have been periodic bombings in Damascus, but the stronghold of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has been largely spared the destruction faced by other major cities in six years of civil war. A roadside bomb detonated as a bus passed by and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Bab al-Saghir area, which houses several Shiite mausoleums that draw pilgrims from around the world, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.



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