October 2006 News

Seven injured as militants target hospital in Kashmir

17 October 2006
Indo-Asian News Service

Srinagar: Seven people were injured, including three paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and four civilians, when separatist guerrillas lobbed a hand grenade Tuesday inside a sub-divisional hospital at Baramulla, about 54 kms from here.The explosion led to panic in the hospital where a large number of patients were waiting. Some windowpanes of the building were also broken in the impact.'We have surrounded the hospital building. The militants targetted a posse of BSF troopers who were inside the premises,' said a police officer.In another incident, militants killed a driver of Kashmir zone inspector general of police (IGP) at Batmallo, near the fire services headquarters in the heart of Srinagar, from a point blank range.'The driver identified as Baldev Singh was taken to SMHS hospital here where he succumbed to his bullet wounds,' said a senior police officer.He said Singh had parked the official bullet- proof car of the IGP in front of an automobile shop for repairs.Police and paramilitary troops immediately surrounded the area and conducted a search operation.


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