August 2006 News

Woman Killed, 15 Hurt In J&K Grenade Attack

6 August 2006
The Times of India

Srinagar: A woman was killed and 15 persons, including six policemen, were injured when militants lobbed a grenade on police party in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. Militants hurled a grenade towards a police party at main chowk Sopore, 55 kms from here, around 2:45 pm causing injuries to six policemen and 10 pedestrians, the sources said. They said all the injured who included a sub- inspector of local police were evacuated to hospital, where a woman identified as Sarah of Watlab village succumbed to her injuries. This was the third militant strike in the area since Saturday. Militants exploded two grenades in the main chowk within a span of three hours on Saturday causing injuries to eight persons including six BSF personnel. Police assisted by paramilitary forces immediately cordoned off the area to nab the militants involved in the latest grenade attack, the sources said. In another incident, the sources said militants fired a rocket and opened fire on a security convoy at Kangan, 40 kms from here on Srinagar-Leh National Highway, on Sunday afternoon. However, none was hurt in the ensuing shootout which took place at goniwan-gagribal, the sources said adding the militants were hiding in the nearby forest area and made an abortive attempt to target the convoy from there. The sole rocket fired by militants hit a civil truck but failed to explode and was later defused by the experts, the sources said. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the two attacks.


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