September 2001 News

Four ultras killed, nine held in Kashmir

21 September 2001
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Four militants, including a Pakistani national, were killed and nine others, one of them a chief co-ordinator of Lashkar-e-Taiba, arrested in Kashmir valley since Thursday night, official sources said on Friday.A Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, belonging to Pakistan, and a Hizbul Mujahideen militant were killed in an ambush by Army at Muqam- Devar in Kupwara district, the sources said.An AK assault rifle, a pistol, two grenades, a wireless set and some ammunition were recovered from the militants.Troops gunned down another HM militant in an encounter at Hafruda forest in Kupwara last night. An AK assault rifle, two magazines and 20 rounds were recovered from the militant.An unidentified militant was killed in a gunfight with troops at Panzipora in Baramulla district today, they said.The sources said a self-styled chief co-ordinator of Lashkar, Zulfikar Ahmad Magray, was arrested from his hideout at Lalan in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Thursday night. An AK assault rifle, four grenades, four time pencils and some ammunition were recovered from his hideout. Another Lashkar militant was arrested from Kulgam area of Anantnag. Three kg of explosives, two grenades and a detonator were seized from his possession, they said.Six youths recruited by militants for arms training in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir were arrested from a hideout at U K Gali in Uri sector of Baramulla last night, they said adding 24 hand grenades and 30 detonators were recovered from it. One militant was also arrested from Chuntipora area of Kupwara on Thursday, the sources added.


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