Terrorists attack Army convoy in J&K
Hizbul owns responsibility for the blast, claiming that half a dozen soldiers are killed or hurt, reports Rashid Ahmad.india Updated: Nov 16, 2006 12:32 IST
Four soldiers including a Major and six civilians were injured in an IED blast at Khanpora outside northern district headquarters of Baramullah on Tuesday.
Hizbul Mujahideen has owned responsibility for the blast, claiming that half a dozen soldiers were killed or injured in the attack.
Sources said that terrorists triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at 1.45 pm when an Army convoy was on way to Uri from Baramullah. They said that three vehicles of the Army were hit in the blast, causing injuries to four soldiers. One of the injured soldiers is reported to be a Major.
A defence spokesman, however, said that a grenade was lobbed on the Army convoy, which caused injuries to three jawans and six civilians. "The injuries are of minor nature, and nobody is seriously injured", the defence spokesman said.
A caller identifying himself as the spokesperson of Hizbul Mujahideen said that the cadres of his outfit carried the attack by setting off an IED. He claimed that half a dozen soldiers were killed or injured in the attack.
Meanwhile unknown gunmen shot dead a trader at Soofshali in Kokernag belt of southern Anantnag district, late on Monday night. The death toll in Friday's blast outside a mosque at Tahab village in Pulwama district has gone up to seven, with one more injured persons, succumbing to injuries in the hospital on Tuesday.