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BSF officer killed in J&K blast
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar |
June 17, 2004 17:42 IST
A Border Security Force officer was killed and eleven, including four members of the paramilitary force, critically wounded in an explosion in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday afternoon.
Militants hurled a grenade at a BSF vehicle in Sopore's main market, a BSF spokesperson told rediff.com
"Five BSF troopers were wounded in the explosion. They were taken to a hospital where B B Yadav, assistant commandant, 112 Battalion, succumbed," T Acharya, the spokesperson, said.
Seven injured civilians were taken to Sopore sub-district hospital.
BSF troops reached the spot immediately and the area was cordoned off.
No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.