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Musharraf: Bombings will not derail peace process

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Musharraf: Bombings will not derail peace process


Officials say they have detained one person in connection with a train bombing attack in India, in which scores of people were killed.

As investigators pieced through charred belongings littering carriages, there was anger at the security lapses that allowed the blasts to take place.

Police believe two homemade bombs placed on the train exploded around midnight on Sunday.

Known ironically as the “friendship express”, the supposedly high-security service was travelling from New Delhi to Lahore.

Two carriages burst into flames just outside Panipat, about 80 kilometres north of the Indian capital.

Most of the victims were Pakistanis. Among them were several children.

Many were burnt beyond recognition. Relatives appealed to the missing to contact them.

Others complained about the lack of information.

Officials believe the attack was aimed at derailing the peace process between India and Pakistan.

But Pakistan’s President said it will not succeed.

His Foreign Minister will travel to India for peace talks tomorrow as planned.

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