April 2002 News

3 killed, 27 hurt in blast in Kashmir

16 April 2002
The Asian Age

Srinagar: Three people were killed and 27 wounded when suspected terrorists set off a landmine in a market in south Kashmir on Tuesday as an Army patrol was passing by, the police said. Seven soldiers were wounded in the blast at the market in Awantipora town on Kashmir’s main highway south of Srinagar, a police official said. The three dead were civilians, he said. No terrorist group claimed responsibility. “The explosion in Awantipora’s main market damaged two Army vehicles. Three civilians died in the explosion and 20 were injured,” the official said. At least another nine people were killed and 20 wounded in other violence in the Valley late on Monday and on Tuesday.


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