Eight Militants Killed In J&K
5 June 2005
Jammu: Eight militants were gunned down by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir where ultras killed four civilians, police said here today. Acting on intelligence reports, police teams led by DSP K S Jasrotia launched a cordon and search operation in Jamola Khan area in Rajouri district early today, Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, J P Singh told PTI. After a seven-hour encounter, five ultras were killed while three others were still holed up in the area, the SSP said adding that five AK rifles, 15 magazines, nine grenades, three IEds and 2 wireless sets and a large cache of ammunition and explosives was recovered. A Special Police Officer Sabzal Khan was injured in the gunbattle and was hospitalised. The encounter was going on when reports last came in, Singh said. Militants lobbed a grenade on a security camp located near the local branch of State Bank of India at Baramulla around 1430 hours, police said. The device went off but caused no harm to the security jawans manning the camp. Three militants of Al-badr outfit were killed in a gunbattle with security forces at Aawatkul forest area in frontier district of Kupwara today, a police spokesman said. Two AK rifles and 12 magazines were recovered from them. Militants kidnapped and killed two persons Ghulam Hassan Qureshi and Mohammad Rafiq Lalee of Gujjar Patti Bazipora-Ajas in Baramulla district last night, the spokesman said adding bodies of the victims were recovered from the same area today.