December 2000 News

Suicide attack by Lashkar kills two Jawans

16 December 2000
The Asian Age
Yusuf Jameel

Jammu: Two soldiers were killed and three others wounded in a suicide attack mounted by militants on an Army Camp in the frontier region of Mendhar, in Poonch district, early on Saturday morning. According to official sources, two militants on a suicide mission sneaked into a army camp at Mendhar around 2.30 am and started firing indisicrimately at the soldiers inside the camp, killing two of them and wounding three others. The soldiers returned fire but the militants managed to escape. Search operations followed but yielded no results. The Lashkar-e-Tayyaba has claimed the responsibility for the attack. A Lashkar spokesman of the group told reporters on telephone that his group''s activists were responsible for the action against security forces. He claimed that two activists, Abu Syaad and Abu Rizwan, had come out safely after inflicting casualities on Army personnel. According to militant group spokesman, the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba carrying out these attacks as parts of its palns to target more security forces and rebuff the unilateral ceasefire announced by the Prime Minister Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee. The militants also attacked the camp at Bandipore. However no damage was caused to the camp. instead, three houses was damaged.


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