Terror strikes J&K ahead of PM's visit
On eve of roundtable, a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a BSF vehicle in Srinagar, injuring 20.Updated: May 23, 2006 21:17 IST
Hours before Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's arrival in Srinagar for a roundtable conference on Kashmir, a lone terrorist on Tuesday carried out a suicide attack by ramming an explosive-laden car into a BSF vehicle in Srinagar blowing himself up and injuring 20 security personnel.
The suicide bomber rammed his car into the BSF vehicle carrying clerical staff of the border force from Sanat Nagar frontier headquarters to Subsidiary Training Centre, Humhama on Airport Road in Hyderpura locality at around 6.50 pm, a BSF spokesman said.
He said 20 BSF personnel travelling in the bus were injured and the condition of three was critical.
The suicide bomber and his car were blown to pieces and police investigators are inspecting the spot for clues, official sources said.
Police has stepped up search for more possible explosive-laden vehicles amidst intelligence reports that terrorists were planning to launch similar attacks, they said adding a high level meeting of police and central paramilitary forces was called to review the security situation.
This is the second suicide attack in a span of three days in the city. Terrorists attacked a Congress rally on May 21, killing seven persons, including two policemen.
First Published: May 23, 2006 19:58 IST