July 2003 News

7 Jawans Killed In J&K Suicide Attack

21 July 2003
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Terrorists struck in a big way, killing seven jawans and injuring six others in a suicide attack at an army camp in Tanda at Aknoor in Jammu district early on Tuesday, and in the subsequent encounter two terrorists were eliminated. This came barely twelve hours after the grenade attacks on Vaishno Devi pilgrims at Banganga near Katra in which six devotees were killed. The terrorists, in army uniforms, alighted from a vehicle around 5.30 am and began firing on security guards at the 610 EME camp at Tanda, Jammu defence spokesman, Col B Rathore told PTI. The terrorists barged into the camp and after lobbying grenades opened indiscriminate firing. The jawans were killed in the suicide attack, lasting 15 minutes, and of the dead two were on guard duty at the gate of the camp. Rathore said two terrorists were killed in the subsequent encounter.


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