8 ultras killed in J&K
18 September 2001
Srinagar: Eight militants, including two top commanders of Pakistan-based outfits, and a woman were killed and two securitymen injured in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday night, an official spokesman said here. Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) militants were killed in an encounter with security forces at Brari-Nallah in the border district of Poonch in Jammu region on tuesday, the spokesman said. The outfit suffered another setback in Kashmir when its self-styled divisional commander, Qari Iqbal of Lahore, was killed by Army during a raid on his hideout at Devar-Dardpora in Kupwara district on Monday night, he said. A large cache of arms and ammunition, including an AK assault rifle, two underarm rocket launchers, two improvised explosive devices, 50 grenades of various types and three remote control devices were recovered from the slain militant. Three militants were killed by the Army during search operations at Shrinkar forest in Sonapandi area, and Dudinar in Langate area of Kupwara district. Security forces gunned down one militant in R S Pora sector of Jammu on Monday. One AK rifle and two grenades were recovered from him, the spokesman said. Militants killed a woman in Beerwah area of Badgam district in Kashmir on Tuesday.