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3 BSF personnel killed in blast in J&K

October 07, 2003 16:56 IST

Three Border Security Force personnel were killed and two wounded on Tuesday when militants detonated an Improvised Explosive Device over a vital link on the Srinagar-Pahalgam Road in Anantnag district killing.

The IED, triggered by a remote control, was planted by militants under a bridge at Ganeshpora, 75km from Srinagar, which suffered massive damages in the powerful blast, a police spokesman told PTI.

The ultras set off the explosive at around 0915 IST when a BSF foot patrol of the 58th battalion was crossing the bridge hurling three constables - Preet Paul, J Pandiyan and Vishwanathan - into Liddar nullah flowing beneath. Their bodies were fished out after a two-hour search, official sources said.

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

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