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Trooper opens fire at J&K CM home


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah visiting Raghunath Bazar in Jammu on AUg. 9, 2014. (Photo: IANS)A trooper accidentally opened fire at Jammu and Kashmir chief minister residence here. Omar Abdullah was not at home, but he said that he has full confidence in his security team.

Omar Abdullah was in New Delhi when the incident took place.

“A BSF (Border Security Force) sentry posted at the chief minister’s residence fired a few shots from his automatic rifle accidentally. The BSF trooper was immediately disarmed after being identified,” a senior police official told.

Tension spread in the high-security Gupkar road area as people thought an attack had taken place at the chief minister’s residence.

Omar tweeted: “Notwithstanding today’s incident with the BSF jawan stationed at my residence in Srinagar today, I have full confidence in my security team.”


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