Ultras attack campaign vehicle in J&K, 11 hurt

Published on Apr 21, 2004 08:06 PM IST

At least 11 people were injured when terrorists lobbed a grenade on the campaign vehicle of independent candidate from Anantnag, Ghulam Mohiudin Dar, but missed the target.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Srinagar

At least 11 people were injured when terrorists lobbed a grenade on the campaign vehicle of an independent candidate from Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in south Kashmir on Wednesday, official sources said.

Unidentified terrorists lobbed the grenade on the campaign vehicle of Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar around 4 pm in Pulwama district town, but it missed the intended target and exploded on the roadside wounding 11 pedestrians, they said.

Dar was not travelling in the vehicle, the sources said. None of the persons engaged in the campaigning were among the injured.

Police assisted by security forces immediately cordoned off the area and shifted the injured to hospital, they said.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.

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