Rukhsana’s house attacked in Jammu and Kashmir

October 31st, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Oct 31 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir’s teen braveheart Rukhsana, who had killed a top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander last month and grabbed national headlines for her show of courage, came under attack again when terrorists fired grenades at her village home. Luckily, no one was present inside the house at the time.
Police said the incident took place late Friday in Kalsi village of Rajouri district, about 180 km from here.

“Rifle grenades were fired at the house and the police post in Kalsi village in Thannaa Mandi area of Rajouri late last (Friday) night,” Rajouri Senior Superintendent of Police Shafaqat Watali told IANS.

Watali said the rifle grenades exploded without causing any loss. Rukhsana, 18, and her family had been shifted to a safe place in Rajouri as an attack was feared. Police had received the intercepts of the militants planning an attack on Rukhsana’s house.

“But it (the attack) does speak of their intentions to take revenge from the girl, who killed the LeT militant Abu Osama,” Watali said.

Vigil in the village has been stepped up and police have assured the people that they would be protected.

Rukhsana shot to the limelight after she hit back at terrorists who had barged into her house on Sep 27. Top LeT commander Abu Osama was attacked with an axe and shot at with his own rifle by Rukhsana and her brother Aijaz. She also fired at the two other militants, who were injured but managed to escape.

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