J&K minister survives militant attack
24 November 2002
The Times of India
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed escaped unhurt when militants fired at his motorcade in Anantnag district on Saturday evening, the first-ever attack on a Minister after the new government took over in the state. The Rural Development Minister was on way to his constituency Kokernang when the militants attacked his motorcade near village Hiller, police said. Sayeed, a senior Congress leader, was visiting his South Kashmir constituency for the first time after becoming Minister. Three policemen in an escort vehicle jumped out in panic and were injured. Al-Nasreen, a little-known militant outfit believed to be a shadow group of the LeT, claimed responsibility for the attack.