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Injured BSF commandant returns to lead his troops

October 17, 2003 18:19 IST
Last Updated: October 17, 2003 20:19 IST

A senior Border Security Force commandant, injured in a militant attack on the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in Srinagar on Friday morning, returned to the spot to lead the operation after first-aid.

BSF sources said officiating commandant of the 43th battalion Pramod Kumar Yadav suffered a bullet injury in his hand.

Also see: Militants attack Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's house

"Yadav has since returned to the scene after first-aid and is leading his troops," a senior officer said.

Militants attacked the CM's residence on the busy Maulana Azad Road around 0945 IST. They hurled grenades and opened heavy fire from automatic weapons from a building across the road from the house.

The militants later shifted to an adjacent shopping complex.

A senior Border Security Force officer said Sayeed had left his residence before the attack.

The shopping complex has been surrounded and fierce firing is on to flush the militants out.

When reports last came in, the security forces had secured the first floor of the multi-storied complex.


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Commander Yadav has shown a commendable spirit. His passion towards his duty and love for his mother land are exemplary. I salute you commander.

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Nation is extremely grateful to soldiers like Promod Yadav who are preserving our dignity.Please remember enemy is coward ,deceptive and blood thirsty.Enemy can not dream ...

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Dear Sir Mr.Pramod Kumar is a real patriot.We congratulate him for his courage and bravery. Mohan Bhattacharya Director,NRC on Yak,ICAR Dirang

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We feel very proud of our brave soldier for for their love to the nation .They donot care for themselves and their only aim is ...

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