August 2006 News

Four Injured In A Grenade Attack In J&K

3 August 2006
The Times of India

Jammu: Four BSF personnel, including an officer, have been injured in grenade attack and subsequent firing by militants in Gool belt of Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Thursday. The men were part of a Border Security Force patrol party that was on its way to Daram in Gool tehsil of Udhampur district late on Wednesday night, they told. When patrol party reached Jamsalan village, militants attacked party with grenade and backed it up with firing, they said. The BSF troops immediately took positions and retaliated. In the grenade attack and firing, four BSF persons, Assistant Commandant, Pankaj Pundeer, Sub-inspector Rama Krishana, Head Constable Idnus and Constable Mohinder Singh, were injured and had been hospitalised, they said. The militants escaped from the spot. Krishana and Singh were critically injured and have been airlifted to Northern Command Hospital at Udhampur, they said. Army troops and additional BSF personnel rushed to the area on Thursday morning and launched search operations following reports that militants had taken shelter in the maize field near the area, they said.


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