January 2000 News

Army camp attacked

12 January 2000
The Hindu
Shujaat Bukhari

SIRNAGAR: In yet another "suicidal" attack on security forces, the militants this evening barged into the sector headquarter of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in south Kashmir town of Anantnag. One militant was killed and an Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan injured in the ensuing encounter.

According to the CIG Anantnag-Pulwana range, Mr. Raja Aijaz Ali, a group of militants traveling in a gypsy and a Maruti van passed through the area where the RR headquarter as also his office is located and started firing indiscriminately at round 7 p.m. today.

At least four of them alighted from the vehicle and entered into the Army camp throwing grenades and firing at the troops. The fire was returned and the militants fled into a building.


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