May 2004 News

26 BSF men killed in J&K landmine blast

22 May 2004
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: Twenty-six soldiers were killed and about half a dozen wounded on Sunday when a bus ran over a landmine on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, security officials said. A frontline terrorist group, Hizbul Mujahideen, claimed responsibility for the attack, which came a day after Manmohan Singh took over as Prime Minister of the new Congress- led coalition Government. Neeraj Sharma, a Border Security Force spokesman, told Reuters the bus with BSF personnel caught fire after the explosion near Lowermunda area, 100 km south of Srinagar.


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