November 2006 News

Militant attacks injure 28 in Kashmir

14 November 2006
Indo-Asian News Service

Srinagar: Separatist militants mounted two separate attacks in Jammu and Kashmir injuring 28 people, half of them civilians, officials said Tuesday. In the first incident, six people, including three soldiers, were injured in a landmine explosion in Baramulla district.'Militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) at Khanpora locality in Baramulla town on the Srinagar-Uri highway when an army convoy was passing through,' said A.S. Lone, deputy inspector general of police (north Kashmir range). 'Three army soldiers, including a major, and three civilians were wounded in the explosion that took place in the afternoon,' Lone told IANS.The army vehicle targeted by the guerrillas and a passing public transport vehicle were damaged in the explosion. All the injured were shifted to the Baramulla district hospital.In the second incident Tuesday evening, four troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 15 civilians and three policemen were injured when a car bomb exploded near the CRPF camp at Karan Nagar area, two kilometres away from city centre Lal Chowk. The injured were admitted to the Sardar Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital for treatment. Two of them were said to be serious.'Most of the injured civilians are shopkeepers of the area,' said S.M Sahai, inspector general of police (Kashmir zone). No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.


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