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Militants blast bridge; disrupt Srinagar-Jammu highway traffic
Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | September02, 2003 09:36 IST
Terrorists blew off an important bridge of the strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway at Lawdoora village, in Anantnag district, on Tuesday disrupting traffic.
The attack comes nearly 12 hours after militants had attempted to disrupt traffic on the highway near the Jawahar Tunnel.
This is the first time in 14 years of militancy that ultras have been able to snap the highway.
The fidayeens hurled grenades resulting in injuries to three BSF personnel guarding the main gate. The soldiers shot dead one fidayeen after a heavy gunbattle, while the other managed to escape.
In another incident unidentified militants forced their entry into a house and shot dead five Muslim villagers at Chamalvas near Banihal in Doda district.
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