June 2002 News

HM, Al-Madina claim responsibility for attack

23 June 2002
The Daily Excelsior

Jammu: Militant outfits Hizbul Mujahideen and little-known Al-Madina regiment today claimed responsibility for the abortive bid to bomb the special session of the ruling National Conference here. ''The grenade attack was carried out by our activists disrupting the special session,'' a spokesman of Pak-based Hizbul Mujahideen told Nafa, a local agency, here. Earlier, a caller introducing himself as a spokesman of Al-Madina told Kashmir Press Service, another local news agency, that the attack was carried out by the outfit’s activists. ''Our activists fired mortars at the NC meeting to kick off our anti-election campaign,'' the spokesman said. ''The attack is the beginning of our campaign to disrupt the coming assembly election in the State,'' he said. (PTI)


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