November 2004 News

On The Eve Of Home Minister's Visit, Militants Attack BSF Camp, Two Dead

5 November 2004
The Indian Express

New Delhi: One militant and a jawan were killed and three security personnel injured when ultras made an abortive bid to storm a BSF camp at Sopore in Baramullah district of Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours on Saturday. This happened at a time when Home Minister Shivraj Patil is scheduled to visit the state. At least two militants attempted to force their entry into a BSF camp near fruit mandi in Sopore at around 0430 hrs IST by lobbing grenades and opening indiscriminate fire, BSF DIG Srinivas said. The Army personnel retaliated and prevented the militants from entering the camp, Srinivas said. In the exchange of fire one militant was killed, while three jawans sustained injuries. The other militant escaped during the encounter, he said.


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