December 2001 News

Suicide attack on BSF camp foiled; Six killed in Kashmir

13 December 2001
The Indian Express

Srinagar: BSF foiled a suicide attack by ultras on their camp in Jammu and Kashmir, where six people, including three militants and counter- insurgent leader, were killed on Thursday, official sources said. Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants tried to storm a BSF camp at Wagar village of Tral after hurling grenades and opening indiscriminate fire in the wee hours, they said. BSF personnel retalitated killing a Pakistani militant, Shakeed Ahmad alias Khalid Bhai of Kasoor village. The two other ultras escaped under cover of darkness. Two grenades and some ammunition were recovered from the slain militant. Army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of local police gunned down a self-styled divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Nazir Ahmad Yetoo alias Shakir Gaznavi and Afzal in an encounter at Goshbugh area of Pattan in Baramulla district on Thursday. Three AK assault rifles, a PIKA gun and a pistol were recovered from the killed militant, a police spokesman said. Army shot dead another militant during search operations at Nulley- Poshwari in Pulwama district on Tursday. He said ultras forced entry into the house of a former militant and a counter-insurgent leader Abdul Rehman Khandey at Gogjipora in Anantnag district early this morning and fired indiscriminately, killing Khandey and his daughter. Militants shot at and killed a Special Police Officer Bashir Ahmad Lone in Nadihal area of Baramulla district. A masked gunman shot at and injured one Zahoor Ahmad Dar after snatching Rs 15,000 from him at Babademb in downtown Srinagar on Thursday, he said.


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