October 2001 News

7 militants among 9 killed in J&K

21 October 2001
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Seven militants were among nine people killed in militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since Saturday evening, an official spokesman said Sunday. Two top militants of the Pakistan-based Jaish- e-Muhammad were killed in an encounter in Bhatta village in Doda district of Jammu on Saturday, he said. Two AK rifles, six magazines, 82 rounds of ammunition, three hand grenades and some rubber stamps were recovered from their possession. Three more militants of the Jaish were killed in an encounter with joint troops of police, BSF and CRPF at Kharpora-Nodal in Tral area of Pulwama district Saturday, he said adding that a CRPF man was injured in the operation. Two AK 47 rifles, a pistol, four magazines, two rifle grenades, two receiving units of IED and five detonators were recovered during the operation. An unidentified militant and a security jawan were killed in a fire-fight Sunday in the border district of Rajouri Saturday. Police recovered a human skeleton at Ranji Behak Garoora in Bandipora area of Baramulla district Saturday. The skeleton belongs to a militant who had been killed in an encounter with security forces on August 25, the spokesman said. Police recovered an unidentified body from Hangal Pawa village near Aishmuqam in Anantnag district Sunday. A militant was apprehended from Chhungian-Mendhar village in Poonch district Sunday.


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