September 2001 News

Hizbul militant killed, 6 injured in J&K blasts

11 September 2001
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: A self-styled company commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed in a gunfight with army in Kashmir valley, where six persons were injured as militants triggered three blasts and targeted a security camp since Monday night, officials said here. The militant, identified as Javed Ahmad Lone alias Imran, was killed in an encounter with army at Ajas in Bandipora area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Tuesday. An AK assault rifle, three magazines, 40 rounds and an under- barrel grenade launcher were recovered from the slain militant, the officials said. Militants opened fire and lobbed grenades on a security camp at Kreeri-Watergam in Baramulla on Monday night, but no casualty was reported on the either side in the ensuing shootout. Panic gripped busy area of Hari Singh street in the heart of Srinagar this afternoon when unidentified militants tossed a grenade towards a moving security vehicle. The grenade missed its target and exploded on the road, injuring four persons, including a traffic cop, they said. In another grenade attack, two securitymen received minor injuries when their patrol was targeted by militants with the explosive device at Khankah Moulla in Sopore locality of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Monday night. Militants set off a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) at Banibagh-Kangan on Srinagar-Leh national highway in at the wee hours on Tuesday, but none was hurt in the explosion, which left a big crater on the road. ( PTI )


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