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Terrorists attack BSF convoy in J&K ahead of Narendra Modi`s visit

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 08:48

Zee Media Bureau

Jammu: Seven Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an assistant commander were injured in a terrorist attack in Pampore district in Jammu and Kashmir early Tuesday.

The jawans were injured when their convoy came under heavy firing when it reached Pampore town, 14 Km from summer capital Srinagar, in Pulwama district late Monday night.

"Seven BSF troopers were injured in this hit and run attack that occurred late yesterday (Monday) night at Pampore town on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

"All the injured have been admitted to the army`s base hospital in Badami Bagh cantonment," a senior police officer told IANS.

The security forces have cordoned the area and have launched a massive search operation to hunt down the terrorists.
The attack comes hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Kargil and the Siachen Glacier, the highest battleground in the world.

An increasing number of ceasefire violations have been witnessed across the international border between the two countries over the last month with both sides accusing each other.
This is Modi`s first visit to the cold desert Ladakh region and second to the state after he took over as the prime minister.

The prime minister will inaugurate the Chutak hydro-electric power project in Kargil and Nimoo Bazgo project in Leh district.

The Srinagar-Leh transmission line was announced by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in August 2003 during his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir as part of an economic package.

First Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 08:33

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