May 2000 News

Militants target J&K Assembly Hall with rocket

19 May 2000
Hindustan Times

Srinagar: MILITANTS MADE an abortive bid to target the Assembly Hall when they fired a rocket from a disposable rocket launcher from across River Jehlum near Maisuma today. However, the disposable rocket launcher missed the direction and the rocket exploded near the river bund damaging some structures. Two persons were injured, sources said. The disposable rocket launcher was later seized by the Border Security Force (BSF), said Deputy Inspector General of BSF B N Kabu. He said a massive hunt has been launched to nab the militants responsible for the attack. This is the first major attack by militants in the city after the civil secretariat reopened in the summer capital.


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