January 2000 News

Top militant killed in J&K

2 January 2000
The Pioneer

SRINAGAR: A top Pakistan-trained militant involved in an attack on the battalion headquarters of the Border Security Force was killed in an encounter with security forces in North Kashmir on Sunday night.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident the militants shot dead a policeman with Special Operations Group (SOG) and wounded a block president of ruling National Conference on Sunday, an official spokesman informed.

Top militant Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh belonging to pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen outfit was killed in an encounter with security forces at Ashtingoo in Bandipora area of Baramulla district in North Kashmir on Saturday night, the spokesman said.

Some arms and ammunition were also recovered from his possession, the spokesman added.

Sheikh was among the ultras who had attacked the BSF battalion headquarters at Bandipora on July 13 last year leaving four security personnel, including Deputy Inspector General of BSF S. K. Chakarvorty and a woman, dead, he said adding two militants of Lashker-e-Toiba were also killed in the attack. A block president of NC, Mohammad Abdullah, was shot at and injured.


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