June 2003 News

4 LeT terrorists killed in Doda, hideout busted in Rajouri

19 June 2003
The Hindustan Times
Press Trust of India

Jammu: Four terrorists belonging to Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in an encounter in Doda district and a terrorist hideout was busted in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir since Thursday evening, official sources said in Jammu on Friday. Security forces, on specific information, launched an operation in Chawari area in Banihal tehsil of Doda district on Thursday night and in the subsequent gunbattle killed four ultras of Pakistan-based LeT outfit. Two of the slain terrorists have been identified as Abdul Rehman Lohar and Javed, they said, adding recoveries from encounter site included four AK rifles, eight magazines and one hand grenade. The search operation was continuing in the area when the reports last came in, they said. In another incident, security forces busted a terrorist hideout in Dharhal area of Rajouri district on Thursday evening and recovered 20 rounds of AK ammunition and 85 kgs of ration. Reports from Udhampur district said ultras fired on a police party at Jabari village in Arnas-Gool area on Thursday night, they said, adding police retaliated and the exchange of fire between two sides continued for half an hour. The militants later fled away without causing any loss of life or injury to any one, they added.


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