August 2003 News

BSF On Jaish Explosives Trail

31 August 2003
The Statesman

Jammu: The controversy over the killing of Jaish-e-Mohammed's Kashmir commander, Ghazi Baba, who masterminded the Parliament attack notwithstanding, the Border security Force is facing a tough time clearing the debris where the militant was holed up as the ultras have hidden high-power explosives inside the house. The Jaish militants, including Ghazi Baba, had meticulously hidden a large quantity of explosives in the house at Danamazar. For clearing the debris, the BSF authorities have now pressed into service mechanical devices in order to avoid any casualties. Mr Ajai Raj Sharma, Director-General, BSF is arriving in Srinagar tomorrow to review the situation. Though the BSF claimed having killed Ghazi Baba, the Jaish-e-Mohammed, however, has denied that Baba had been killed by the force. Presently the BSF is facing problems in clearing the rubble. Mr K Srinivasan, Deputy Inspector General, BSF said the debris clearance would take some time because of the high-power explosives hidden by the ultras inside the house. He said that the BSF was deliberately going slow to avoid any casualties and damage to the adjacent houses. Villager killed in blast: A villager was killed and another injured when an improvised explosive device went off in Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir this evening, official sources said.


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