April 2001 News

Three security men, two ultras killed in JK

8 April 2001
The Indian Express

Srinagar: Five persons, including three security personnel and two militants, were killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday where unidentified gunmen torched a house and looted another. Two security jawans were killed and another injured in Surankote area of Poonch district of Jammu when militants ambushed them while they were on patrolling in the wee hours of today, an official spokesman said. The security forces fired back, but the militants escaped from the scene taking advantage of the nearby thick forest. A CRPF jawan, Bashir Ahmad Mir was shot dead by militants inside his house at Kalseri in Pattan area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir last night. He said security forces shot dead two militants in an encounter at Dodaj-Darhal in border district of Rajouri in Jammu yesterday. The spokesman said militants also exchanged fire with the security forces at Krewa near Banihal in Doda district early today, but none was hurt in the shootout. Unidentified militants set ablaze the house of a civilian at Muqam Shah Wali Sahib in frontier district of Kupwara last night, causing damage to it, he said. Unidentified gunmen forced their entry into a person at Sheikhpora Madahama in Sangam area of Anantnag district last night and decamped with Rs. 15,000 and some gold ornaments. Meanwhile, residents of Handwara in Kupwara district today staged a demonstration against the arrest of three local youths by the security forces yesterday.


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