March 2001 News

J&K ultras attack BSF picket

14 March 2001
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: Militants attacked house of a People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader and threw grenade at a BSF picket while a Hizbul Mujahideen activist was nabbed in the Kashmir Valley since Tuesday, an official spokesman said here on Wednesday. Militants fired on the house of PDP leader Ghulam Mohammad Bhat at payer in Pulwama district on Tuesday evening but fled when police guards posted there returned fire, he said. No casualty was reported in the shootout which lasted 15 minutes, the spokesman said. Militants threw a grenade at a BSF security picket in Soura on the outskirts of Srinagar which missed its target and exploded near it without causing any damage. They engaged security personnel in an exchange of fire at Ratsuna in Beerwah area of Badgam district. However, no one was injured in the firing, the spokesman said. Meanwhile, security forces arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen militant Fayaz Ahmad Bhat from Chatergam village of Pulwama district on Tuesday evening and seized an AK assault rifle, three magazines and 86 rounds of ammunition from him.


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