June 2001 News

Harkat leader killed, RDX seized in Jammu

5 June 2001
The Times of India

JAMMU: Top leader of pro-Pakistani militant outfit Harkat-ul-Ansar (HUA) was among three people killed in militancy-related incidents in Doda, Udhampur and Rajouri districts of Jammu region since Monday night, official sources said. A special operation by police in Gandoh area of Doda district on Monday night resulted in a fierce gunbattle with armed HUA militants, holed up in a hideout, in which a tehsil commander of HUA identified as Zakir Hussain was killed on the spot and two other militants received bullet injuries, the sources said, adding others managed to fled from the spot. In another encounter, a militant was killed at Kanan forest area in Rajouri on Monday night, the sources said, adding in the cross firing between ultras and troops, a porter working with army was also killed. One girl was seriously injured when militants attacked the house of village defence committee (VDC) member in Patolia village of Mohare Tehsil of Udhampur district early on Tuesday, the sources said, adding the attack was beaten back. In a major seizure, a BSF patrol party searched an isloated dhok located in Kalakot area of Rajouri district late on Monday night and recovered a rucksack containing eight kg of deadly RDX, one remote-controlled IED, a small box with wiring and seventy rounds of AK ammunition.


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