Friday, November 29, 2002, Chandigarh, India


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Rocket attack on Radio Kashmir
Tribune News Service and Agencies

A soldier stands guard under the sign board of Kashmir's Radio Station
A soldier stands guard under the sign board of Kashmir's Radio Station after an attack in Srinagar on Thursday. Reuters photo

Srinagar, November 28
Suspected militants fired a rocket towards the building of Radio Kashmir, Srinagar, causing minor damage to a part of the building here today, this being the second attempt by militants in the high security zone here since Friday after the attack on Pamposh Hotel. No one was injured in the attack, the police said.

A rocket hit the outer portion of the music room on the first floor, which is close to the duty room on the front side of the building. Damage was caused 

to the window panes and walls of the room as a result of the explosion which took place at 6.10 p.m.

The Radio Kashmir complex is close to the Doordarshan kendra and the tourist reception centre here.

Elsewhere, at least five persons were killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir. The police also claimed to have recovered arms and ammunition in Srinagar and Anantnag districts since yesterday.

Militants shot dead Abdul Ahad Malik at Chedara village, Beerwa, in Budgam district last night. In a similar incident Basharat Hussain was killed in Poonch district.

The police detected four five extinguishers fitted with carbide chemical bottles and small stones from a school in Kalamdanpora in Srinagar city today. Three kg of RDX, 30 AK rounds, five rifle grenades and 16 of fuse wire were recovered from Sumbal area yesterday.

Two AK rifles, six magazines, 150 rounds and two hand grenades were recovered from Mattan area in Anantnag district.

In another incident, militants entered the house of Abdul Majid Dar at Machwa Lowang and wounded him critically last evening. Dar later died in hospital, sources said.

UNA: A BSF jawan, Sanjeev Kumar, belonging to Dulihar village in the district in Himachal Pradesh, was killed in an encounter with militants in the Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said Thursday.

The 28-year-old jawan was married about 15 months ago.


Mosque damaged in Pak shelling

Baramula, November 28
Pakistani troops opened unprovoked mortar and artillery fire in the Uri sector this afternoon, targeting civilian areas and forward security installations.

Official sources said four mortar shells hit the main market in Uri town damaging a mosque and few houses affecting normal life. There were no reports of any casualty.

The sources said the Indian troops also retaliated and the exchange continued for about two hours. However, reports of casualties suffered by the Pakistani troops were not immediately known.

One Pakistani shell landed near a police station, the sources said. Panic gripped the town as people ran for safety and traffic came to a halt.

The sources said Pakistani shells also targeted Hatlanga, Nambla, Telwari, Gowalda and Chrunda villages adjacent to the Line of Control (LoC).

However, there was no report of any loss of life or damage to property from this area as most shells fell in the open or exploded in midair, they added.

Official figures available here said 150 persons, including 65 security personnel, had been killed and 546 injured in Jammu and Kashmir due to firing and shelling by the Pakistani troops since November 1, 2001, to October end, this year. UNI

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