July 2001 News

6 militants among 8 killed, 6 injured in J&K

18 July 2001
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Six militants and two securitymen were killed and six others wounded in gunfights while security forces averted a tragedy with timely detection of a land-mine and busted a hideout of militants in Jammu and Kashmir since Tuesday night, an official spokesman said on Wednesday. He said four militants were killed in an encounter which followed a joint operation launched by Army and police at village Bami in Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Wednesday. A policeman also laid down his life and two jawans were injured during the gunfight, he said adding some arms and ammunition were recovered from the killed militants. Two militants were killed in a shootout with police at Sandhwan near Puran Singh Kothey in Domana sector on the outskirts of Jammu on Wednesday. Two pistols, three grenades, three packets of RDX, two time pencil devices and Rs 20,005 in Indian currency were recovered from the killed militants. In another incident, an Army jawan was killed and another injured when militants ambushed a patrol party of Rashtriya Rifles at Bonkote in Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Wednesday. The troops retaliated but the militants escaped, he said. Security forces averted a tragedy when they detected a powerful land-mine, planted by militants, on main road at Parray Mohalla in Pattan area of Baramulla district on Wednesday. Later, the mine was defused by experts, he said. He said security forces busted a militant hideout at Latishat in Sopore area of Baramulla and recovered five mines, one IED, two IED remote controls, 12 detonators, two time pencil devices, two UBGL grenades, a pistol silencer, a night vision device and some ammunition on Tuesday night. (PTI)   


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