Another attack, another blow to India-Pakistan peace efforts

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NEW DELHI — Just when nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan agreed to start high-level talks for the first time in more than a year, a terrorist attack has put everything on hold.

India pointed the finger at Pakistan for a strike on Monday that killed three civilians and four policemen in Punjab, a state bordering Pakistan and the disputed region of Kashmir that had been relatively peaceful over the past decade. That put security forces on alert elsewhere in India.