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Suicide attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, 2006

April 22

An explosive laden car driven by a suspected Fidayeen (suicide squad) terrorist blew up ahead of few kilometers from the intended target of an Indian Air Force base in Awantipura. The unidentified suicide attacker is killed while there were no other casualties.

May 23 A few hours ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to the Kashmir Valley to convene a roundtable conference in the capital Srinagar, a suicide bomber blew himself up as a patrol party of the Border Security Force (BSF) passed Hyderpora colony, just a couple of kilometers away from Srinagar Airport injuring at least 25 BSF personnel. The suicide bomber triggered an explosive laden car near Hyderpora airport road and besides killing himself, also injured at least 25 BSF personnel. The Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) claimed responsibility for the attack.
October 5 With 10 fatalities five Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) personnel, two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers, two terrorists and one civilian - the overnight gun-battle between the holed up terrorists and security forces in the business hub of Budshah Chowk in capital Srinagar ended in the afternoon. Approximately 30 people sustained injuries in the suicide attack. Director General of JKP, Gopal Sharma, said that the 27-hour-long operation ended with the toll of 10 human lives after both of the Fidayeen (suicide squad), who occupied the second floor of New Standard Hotel for about 20 hours, were shot dead by Police and CRPF. Spokesman of the Al-Mansoorian outfit, Aamir Mir, identified the two terrorists killed as Tariq Ahmed Bhat and Mohammad Mushtaq.


Source: Constructed from media reports





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