December 2005 News

Militants hide in building after ambush in Valley

22 December 2005
The Daily Times

Srinagar: Militants took refuge in an official building in Jammu and Kashmir after ambushing a security patrol on Thursday, prompting police to evacuate a nearby hospital before a planned assault.Two border guards and three civilians were injured when militants hurled a hand grenade at the patrol in the town of Sopore, 48 kilometres northwest of Srinagar, a police spokesman said.The two militants ran into a government building after the ambush, said Inspector-General Rajendra Kumar, adding that some 30 employees in the complex have been evacuated.He said that reinforcements have reached Sopore to flush out the guerrillas and a nearby hospital had been evacuated as a precaution ahead of the planned assault.


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