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Kashmir: Militants kill 5 BRO men
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | June 13, 2008 20:41 IST
Last Updated: June 13, 2008 21:34 IST
Five Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel, including a commanding officer, an engineer and three other personnel were gunned down by militants in an ambush on Symthan top, the
Police said the BRO personnel were working on the widening of the road that connect south Kashmir Anantnag district with the twin districts of Kishtwar and Doda in
"Militants sprayed bullets on our personnel who were working on the road this evening. Five personnel including Lt. Col. Ajay Verma, assistant executive engineer S K Singh and three other personnel were killed in the ambush," BRO chief engineer Brigadier Bhutani told rediff.com.
"The firing is still going on and army and police reinforcements have been rushed to the area," Brigadier Bhutani said.
The mountain highway passing through the difficult and forested terrain linking
This is the first major militant strike this year ahead of the state assembly polls scheduled later this year.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.