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Militant rams explosive-laden car into army bus, 5 killed

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | October 09, 2004 12:20 IST
Last Updated: October 09, 2004 13:53 IST

In the first incident of its kind in India, a suicide bomber rammed an explosive laden car into a passing army bus killing five soldiers and wounding 45 others, including 10 civilians.

The incident occurred late Saturday morning at Singhpora village on the strategic Srinagar-Uri highway when the bus, part of a heavily escorted army convoy, was making its way to Baramulla.

The injured have been airlifted to Srinagar for treatment.

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