July 2005 News

Hizb Militant Among 3 Killed In Valley

1 July 2005
The Daily Excelsior

Srinagar: One militant and two civilians have died in different incidents of violence across Kashmir valley today even as seven CRPF personnel sustained injuries in an IED blast in Anantnag district. Informed sources said that militants targeted a CRPF cavalcade at Wanpoh in Anantnag-Qazigund belt of south Kashmir this morning. Militants caused an IED blast, hitting a Gypsy of CRPF 143. Seven personnel sustained injuries, four of them rather seriously. They were admitted to a hospital for medical treatment. A Hizbul Mujahideen spokesman, Janaid-ul-Islam, claimed that militants of his organisation left six soldiers dead in Wanpoh blast. Officials confirmed injuries to four soldiers. Sources said that troops of RR 50 Bn shot dead a Pakistani militant of Hizbul Mujahideen, Jamal Bhai alias Furqan, near Letapora in Awantipore area. Officials claimed that the militant got killed in an encounter. Dead body of a conductor of J&K SRTC, Imtiyaz Ahmed Bhat S-o Ghulam Ahmed of Lane-4 Badshah Nagar Natipora was recovered from Bag-e-Mehtab in Srinagar outskirts today. Sources said that there were gunshot wounds on the dead body. Bhat had been reportedly kidnapped by militants last evening. Reports said that suspected militants kidnapped a Yatra porter, Ghulam Mohammad Lone, from his home at Akhal in Kangan area late last night and later shot him dead. Meanwhile, a massive blast took place in the wayside office of a property dealer, Mohammad Ramzan Wagay, at Tapar, Pattan, and caused extensive damage to the structure. However, nobody was killed or injured. It was not immediately clear whether a bomb inside the structure went off accidentally or the same had been planted by militants to target a convoy of security forces. Reports from Beerwah said that some unidentified persons made an attempt to intrude into the guarded residence of the former MLA and Congress leader Abdul Khaliq Mir at Chewdara. Police guards opened fire and the intruders escaped.


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