January 2000 News

Militant among five killed in Pak shelling in Kashmir Valley

8 January 2000
The Hindustan Times

SRINAGAR: Unprovoked artillery and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops in the northern sector continued for the second day today, as a militant was among five people killed in the Valley since last evening.

A report from Baramulla said artillery and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops in Keran and Karnah sector continued for the second day today.

One soldier was killed and three others were injured last morning after some shells exploded mid-air causing no damage.

The report said Pakistani troops also resorted to unprovoked shelling in the Gurez sector, but no one was injured.

Sources said Indian troops also retaliated and the exchange continued for several hours in Keran and Karnah sectors. However, damages suffered by the enemy was not known.

Official sources said a militant was killed in an encounter with security forces at Udhampur this morning. Some arms and ammunition were also recovered from the slain militant.

Militants shot dead one Akramud-Din at Malangam in Baramulla district while the body of a surrendered militant Nazir Ahmad was recovered at Kupwara this morning. He was kidnapped by militants few days back.

Militants killed one Mohammad Hayat at Kupwara early this morning while one Gujjar was hot dead by militants at Shahdhar Sharief when he was coming out from a mosque after offering prayers. (UNI)


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