July 2001 News

Harket-e-Islami commander among 6 killed in Jammu

19 July 2001
The Times of India

Jammu: Four foreign mercenaries, including a self-styled commander of newly formed outfit Harket-e-Islami were among six people killed in different incidents across Jammu division since Thursday night, official sources said here on Friday. The troops launched an operation in Pir Panjal area of Rajouri district on Thursday night and killed a self-styled commander of HeI Mohammad Nizam, they said. In another operation, BSF troops gunned down two foreign mercenaries of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) in Deeda Satar area of Udhampur district on Thursday night, sources said additional recoveries from the slain ultras included two AK rifles, seven magazines, 33 rounds of ammunition and one wireless set. Troops killed one foreign mercenary in Tatapani area of Rajouri district early on Friday, sources said adding other militants escaped. One AK rifle and some ammunition was recovered from the spot. A couple were killed and their relative injured when a hand grenade, they were fiddling with, exploded in their house at Barnote village in Doda district on Thursday, sources said.


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