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Explosion Rocks Indian Train, Kills Scores

An Indian security officer peers into the charred carriage of an Indian train that exploded Feb. 19.
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An Indian security officer peers into the charred carriage of an Indian train that exploded Feb. 19.

An explosion on a train in India has killed at least 66 people. Authorities think a crude bomb started a fire as the train headed to Pakistan. The blast occurred north of New Delhi.

India's railway minister says the explosion was aimed at undermining the peace process between the nuclear-armed neighbors, which has been staggering for the past few years.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.
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