From KO archives:6 Ikhwanis among 20 injured in Anantnag blast

Srinagar: Panic gripped Anantnag town this afternoon after suspected separatist militants hurled a grenade at a group of strolling pro-government militants, led by their leader, Mohammad Amin alias Setha. The grenade exploded on the roadside injuring some twenty persons, including six Ikhwanis.Among the injured Ikhwan militants  is their leader, Setha who were removed to army hospital for treatment.

The Attack was launched by suspected suspected militants at Anantnag’s Mattan Chowk, reports said.While six persons were admitted to various hospitals, eight others were provided medical treatment by the local medical practioners at Anantnag. Police said the condition of the two of the injured is critical.

The explosion sparked panic among the people who were present at Mattan Chowk. People ran for cover and many ducked into shops and neighbouring buildings to escape possible retaliation by the pro-government militants.

Security forces were very swift in reaching the area . Reports said the Chowk was sealed off by the troops and personnel of SOG and searches conducted to arrest those involved in the attack. Troops sealed the entire area and conducted house-to-house searches. People were huddled out of their houses and shops and paraded in front of masked informers. Pro-government gunmen had also reached  scene to assist the security forces in conducting house-to-house searches at Mattan Chowk, reports reaching here said.

 

(KASHMIR OBSERVER, 11 February, 1999)

 

 

 

 

Be Part of Quality Journalism

Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.

ACT NOW
MONTHLYRs 100
YEARLYRs 1000
LIFETIMERs 10000

CLICK FOR DETAILS


Observer News Service

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

KO SUPPLEMENTS