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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 6, 2005


United States Condemns Attack on Kashmir Bus Route

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the April 6 attack on the bus complex in Srinagar. This was a wanton act of terror on a powerful symbol of rapprochement between India and Pakistan.

Ordinary Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control strongly support this bus line that will restore linkages between them for the first time since 1947. We must not allow attempts to frustrate their hopes to succeed.

We applaud the leaders of India and Pakistan for their statesmanship and efforts to reduce tensions. They will continue to have our strong support as they resolve their differences peacefully through dialogue.

2005/385

Released on April 6, 2005

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