November 2003 News

Forces Kill Most Wanted JeM Militant, Arrest Four

12 November 2003
The Times of India

Srinagar: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were among the four people killed and an army major was injured in separate incidents in the Valley. Four Hizbul Mujahideen militants were also arrested since Tuesday, sources said on Wednesday. The most-wanted JeM militant Fareed Ahmad Chohan was killed in an armed clash with a joint search party of BSF and Rashtriya Rifles at Ahlan-Gadool village in Anantnag district in South Kashmir on Tuesday night. The deceased was involved in many militancy-related incidents in Kokernag and in August this year had escaped an Army raid killing a senior counter-insurgent leader who was accompanying the search party. In the return fire, four of his family members, including his six month-old child got killed. In another encounter, security forces killed a Pakistani militant of JeM Nazir Ahmad Khan during house searches at Gadipora village in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Wednesday morning. A surrendered militant was killed and an army officer injured in a powerful blast in Kupwara district early on Wednesday. The explosives were planted by militants inside an abandoned hideout which was raided by the troops of 19 Rashtriya Rifles on a specific information at Pothushahi village of Lolab . Two top Hizbul militants were also arrested on Tuesday.


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