May 2006 News

Car bomb attack in Srinagar

23 May 2006
The Hindu
Shujaat Bukhari

Srinagar: Despite tight security on the eve of the round table here on Jammu and Kashmir, a suicide bomber on Tuesday rammed an explosive-laden car into a bus carrying Border Security Force personnel. The bomber was killed and 25 BSF men were injured, four seriously. Senior Superintendent of Police, Budgam, Syed Ahfadul Mujtaba, said that when police tried to stop the car on Airport Road, its driver rammed the bus coming in the opposite direction. The Hizb-ul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack. There is unprecedented security near the Sher-e-Kashmir International Conference Centre, round table venue. Deputy Inspector General of Police Farooq Ahmed said, 'We are not taking any chance.'


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