December 2001 News

Two IEDs defused, 7 killed in J&K

3 December 2001
The Times of India

SRINAGAR: Army averted two major tragedies with the timely detection and defusal of two powerful IEDs, one containing 60 kg RDX and 15 litres of gasoline connected with a remote control and another attached with an RPG, in Jammu and Kashmir, where six ultras were among seven people killed since Sunday, a defence spokesman said. An IED containing 60 kg of RDX and 15 litres of gasoline and connected with a remote control was detected by the dog squad of the army at Bandagam-Wadwan road in central Kashmir on Sunday night, he said. The deadly explosive also had small iron and steel bars and was planted by ultras in the centre of the road. Later, experts neutralised it. In another incident, troops detected a 10-kg IED attached with an RPG on Poonch road at Dadyal-Marhote area of Jammu region on Sunday night, the spokesman said adding it was later defused. Meanwhile, two LeT militants, identified as Muzamil Iqbal alias Sajid Iqbal and Mohammad Yousuf alias Abu Mawiah from Pakistan, were klled in an encounter with security forces at Shalihar-Wakoora in Ganderbal on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday night, the spokesman said. Another ultra Fayaz Ahmad Ganai was arrested during the operation. Two al-Badr militants were gunned down by security forces in Hari area of Poonch district on Sunday. A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by troops near the line of control (LoC) at Gagaldar in Kupwara on Sunday. An ultra was killed by the inmates of a house at Walatengo Kung in Anantnag district last night when he tried to forcibly enter the house along with his associates. One of his accomplices was arrested by security forces. A shawl dealer was shot dead by ultras at Zareepora-Zoonimar in downtown Srinagar on Monday. In another incident, militants attacked an army camp with grenades and targeted the house of a ruling National Conference Member of Legislative Council (MLC) in Jammu and Kashmir since Sunday evening, a police spokesman said. Three grenades fired by ultras exploded in quick succession outside Tatu ground army camp on Srinagar-Baramulla road near here this afternoon, he said. However, none was hurt in the incident, he said. ( PTI )


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