October 2004 News

5 Killed, 25 Injured In J&K Suicide Attack

9 October 2004
The Pioneer

Srinagar: Four soldiers and a civilian were killed when a suicide bomber rammed a car packed with explosives into an Army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Police said the incident occurred in Singapora village, 35 km from Srinagar, in the northern district of Baramulla. Four soldiers and the driver of a civilian truck were killed. The convoy was passing through the strategic Srinagar-Uri national highway when the suicide bomber driving a car struck a bus transporting the soldiers. Four soldiers and the civilian, whose truck happened to be at the spot, were killed instantly. The suicide bomber is also believed to have died. About 25 people, including some 15 soldiers, were injured, a senior police officer said. An earlier report said the attack took place in Hanjura village. The bus was completely destroyed. The entire area has been sealed and traffic on the highway suspended. The injured were hurriedly shifted to the Army's base hospital in Srinagar for treatment.


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