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Death Toll from Kashmir Bomb Blast Rises to 14

The death toll from a bomb blast in Indian Kashmir has risen to at least 14 people, after more people succumbed to their injuries.

Security officials say the explosion, Monday, at a busy market in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, also wounded more than 70 others and damaged a school, a police station and several shops. The officials say three soldiers are among the dead.

Authorities say the bomb was planted aboard a truck carrying construction materials. The charred remains of a man who they say detonated the explosion was recovered from the scene.

Police fired tear gas to disperse mobs of angry and grief-stricken people who poured into the streets of Pulwama to denounce the attack.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing. But the French News Agency quotes a military official who blames Islamic militants for the blast.

Some information for this report provided by AFP .