June 2001 News

7 Afghan ultras killed in J&K

1 June 2001
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Security forces today shot dead seven Afghan militants belonging to the Al-Badr group while they were trying to sneak into Poonch district. This is the first major incident since the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir was called off. Elsewhere in the state, 13 people, including 10 militants, were killed, an Army Major was wounded and 15 kg of RDX seized since last evening. In a joint operation lasting three hours, the Army and the police gunned down seven foreign mercenaries while they were trying to infiltrate into Poonch near Loran Mandi, a defence spokesman said. He said documents recovered from them indicated they were of Afghan origin. Five AK rifles, an RPG with four rockets, 18 hand grenades and four IEDs were recovered from the scene.


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