Five Terrorists Among Nine Killed In JK
27 June 2005
The Times of India
Srinagar: Five hardcore terrorists, including a self-styled divisional commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, and two policemen were among nine persons killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, where terrorists launched a grenade attack on a college, wounding a student and damaging an ambulance in Baramulla district, a police spokesman said. The grenade was hurled by terrorists towards the degree college at Baramulla district town, 55 km from here, at around 12:35 PM, soon after Minister of State for Education GN Lone left the complex after inaugurating an inter-college tournament, the spokesman said. He said the grenade exploded mid-air smashing windscreens of a parked ambulance and causing minor injuries to a student Asif Ramzan, who was discharged after first aid. Police assisted by paramilitary forces immediately sealed the entire area but no one was arrested in connection with the grenade attack, he said, adding the blast caused panic among the students, but order was restored within half-an-hour. The spokesman said Hizbul Mujahideen suffered a setback when its divisional commander Showkat Ali alias Waris was killed in an encounter with security forces at Kundgawani area of Kishtwar in Doda district Monday morning. Ali, a resident of Rokana-Palmar (Doda), was involved in a large number of killings over the past several years, including that of sub- divisional police officer Kishtwar, DSP Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, he said. Two grenades, eight gelatin sticks, four detonators, one kg explosive and an under barrel grenade launcher were recovered from him.