December 2001 News

Bid to storm BSF headquarters foiled, 4 ultras killed

16 December 2001
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: In the second militant attack on the BSF headquarters at Tral in four days, a suicide squad of the Hizbul Mujahideen made a bid to storm the complex on Sunday evening which was foiled by the troops who gunned down all the four members of the squad, a BSF spokesman said. Heavily armed ultras lobbed grenades and opened indiscriminate fire on the BSF troops in an attempt to storm the battalion headquarters at Tral township, 40 kms from here, the spokesman PTI here. The sentry posted at the main gate of the headquarters housing the troops of 120 battalion reacted swiftly and engaged the intruders. All the four militants were killed in the gunfight, while two BSF personnel sustained minor injuries and were shifted to hospital, he said. A large quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militants, believed to be locals associated with Hizbul Mujahideen, he said. No outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.


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