Three Pakistani soldiers killed in Kashmir school

Three soldiers were killed and 12 wounded, five of them seriously, a military spokesman said.

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in Kashmir school

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a military school in Pakistan-ruled Kashmir on Wednesday, killing three soldiers, the military said.

The latest attack took place near the town of Rawalakot, about 140 km (90 miles) northeast of Islamabad, when soldiers were on their way to classes.

"The bomber detonated the explosives as he saw the soldiers coming out of their barracks," Javed Iqbal, chief of police in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, told Reuters.

Three soldiers were killed and 12 wounded, five of them seriously, a military spokesman said.

President Asif Ali Zardari said in a speech in Pakistani Kashmir on Tuesday that settlement of the Kashmir dispute was vital for regional peace.

In 1948, the United Nations adopted a resolution calling for a referendum for Kashmir to determine whether the Himalayan region should be part of India and Pakistan. But India has rejected to hold referendum in Kashmiri territory.


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