Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > Report

Car bomb rips through Srinagar; 6 dead

Onkar Singh and Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | November 02, 2005 11:49 IST
Last Updated: November 02, 2005 16:58 IST


Sixpersons were killed and18 injured in a car bomb blast on Wednesday near the residence of outgoing chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed in Nawgam area of Srinagar.

The death toll may go up as some of the injured, who are undergoing treatment at Sardar Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital, are in critical condition.

The blast took place hours before the swearing-in ceremony of Ghulam Nabi Azad as the tenth chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

Azad, who had gone back to Delhi for consultations with the congress high command, is expected to be back by afternoon.

The car bomb explosion took place nearly three kilometers from the route that he would have taken to travel to the city.

Speaking to rediff.com, Gopal Sharma, director general of Jammu and Kashmir police, said good intelligence work had led to the timely detection of the car loaded with explosives.

"We had specific information that a white Maruti 800 car would be heading towards the city from South Kashmir to detonate the car bomb. We intercepted the car near Bakshi Stadium but the car driver managed to give a slip. We intercepted it again near Nawgam. When challenged by the naka constable the terrorist tried to run away from the place but the constable chased him. The terrorist then exploded the car bomb with a detonator and was killed in the process along with two constables and a woman passer by. Many people were injured in the blast," Sharma told rediff on phone.

Twoof the injured succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

Kashmir police has now placed the para military forces on full alert in order to prevent any other attack.

"This is not knew. The terrorists had fired three rifle grenades at the Nawgam residence of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on November 2, 2002, hours before Sayeed took over as the chief minister of the state. Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed the responsibility to say that the militants are around," said K Rajendran, former inspector general of Kashmir range of Jammu and Kashmir police.





Share your comments


 What do you think about the story?




Read what others have to say:


Number of User Comments: 2




Sub: car bomb rips through srinagar

If it is true that Police chief had prior specific information, then why did the constable who died in the incident did not have the ...


Posted by arthur





Sub: Does Islam teach them to be terrorist?

Tell me why all the Terrorist community belong to only Muslim? Why are they heartless? Its high time to teach these Terrorist community a lesson ...


Posted by vijay kumar




Disclaimer

Advertisement






Copyright 2005 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.