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BJP candidate in J&K survives terror attack

Terrorists attacked Sofi Md Yousuf's residence at Lazibal, but the BJP candidate from Anantnag escaped unhurt.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Srinagar
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2004 08:18 PM IST

BJP candidate from Anantnag parliamentary constituency Sofi Mohammad Yousuf escaped a terrorist attack on his residence in south Kashmir late on Tuesday, official sources said on Wednesday.

Terrorists lobbed a grenade at the heavily-guarded residence of Yousuf at Lazibal, but the device missed the intended target and exploded outside the boundary wall, the sources said.

Terrorists also fired several pistol shots before fleeing in the face of retaliation by the police guards posted there, the sources said adding, Yousuf was present when the attack was carried out.

No terror outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

Meanwhile, police recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Sumarbug in Lasjan area on the outskirts of the city this morning.

The IED was kept in a shed by suspected militants which was noticed by some people who informed the police. Later the device was defused by the experts of bomb disposal squad, the sources said.

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