November 2001 News

No LeT off: Four killed in J&K

25 November 2001
The Pioneer

Srinagar: Four people, including three security personnel, were killed and five others wounded as Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba struck yet again attacking guards at the Jawahar Tunnel on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway early on Sunday. Police said, the LeT militants lobbed grenades and opened fire on the Indian Reserve Police (IRP) and Indo- Tibet Border Police (ITBP) personnel, who were guarding the Jahawar Tunnel from the southern side in Banihal tehsil of Doda district around 5.30 am. Four people - Head Constable Mohammad Yousuf and Selection Grade Constable Mohammad Iqbal of IRP; ITBP driver Surjit Singh and a civilian driver Ram Singh - were killed on the spot while ASI Mohammad Ramzan of IRP and four ITBP personnel were injured. The injured were admitted in the Verinag hospital. LeT spokesman Abu Osama claimed responsibility for the attack. The militants, however, managed to escape after the attack, sources said and added the entire area has been sealed and a massive hunt was launched to nab the militants responsible for it. This was the first attack on the security forces guarding the tunnel during the 12-year-long militancy.


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