December 2002 News

Militants attack police camp in Kashmir

13 December 2002
The Times of India

Srinagar: In a pre-dawn attack, militants fired several rifle grenades and exchanged heavy fire with security forces camping at Gagran village in Shopian area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Friday, official sources said. Militants fired about six rifle grenades towards a joint camp of police and CRPF and then fired at it indiscriminately. The security forces fired in retaliation but there was no casualty on either side, the sources said. The grenades failed to hit the intended target and exploded in an open area near the camp causing no harm. Heavy gunfire rattled the entire area for nearly half-an-hour following the attack on the camp, the sources said. The militants managed to escape after the attack, the sources said adding that a hunt has been launched to nab them. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.


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