November 2001 News

Top Jamiat militant among 9 killed in J&K

26 November 2001
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Three members of a family and a top Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen militant were killed in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in Kashmir Valley, where five people, including four ultras, were killed since Sunday night, a police spokesman said on Monday. Self-styled Jamiat- ul-Mujahideen commander Abdul Rashid alias ''Javid'' and three members of a family, a father and his two teenaged sons, were killed when an IED went off inside a house at Lawaypora in Baramulla district on Sunday evening, he said. The daughter of the house owner was seriously injured. Confirming Rashid''s death, a JuM spokesman said by telephone that he was an expert in handling explosives. Two militants were killed in an encounter with the BSF at Boinar in Kupwara district early on Monday. Ten rockets and 14 grenades were recovered from the slain ultras who were believed to have sneaked into the area from across the border. Army troops shot dead a LeT ultra during search operations at Papas in Kupwara on Sunday night. A Pakistani militant was killed in an encounter with security forces at Mirhama in Anantnag district on Monday. The slain ultra has been identified as Atiqullah Rehman of Gawa Ranga Deerkote village of Pakistan- occupied Kashmir. Body of an unidentified person was picked up from Kumarighat in Kupwara on Monday evening. A person, who was injured in a militant attack at Yechgam in Badgam district on November 13, succumbed on Monday. Security forces smashed a militant hideout at Devar in Kupwara and recovered five rockets and a disposable rocket launcher on Sunday while a Pakistani militant, Aijaz Ahmad, was arrested when he was extorting money from people in Shopian in Pulwama division. A JuM militant surrendered before the security forces at Trehgam in north Kashmir.


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