Six Militants Among Seven Killed Across The State
9 July 2005
The Indian Express
Srinagar: Six militants of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit and a civilian were killed in Jammu and Kashmir which was rocked by four blasts since last night, a police spokesman said today. In all, 11 persons were also injured. A major tragedy was also averted today with the timely detection of four powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by militants on the Hain road adjacent to the Srinagar-Baramulla national highway, the spokesman said. The IEDs were kept in polythene bags on the main road at Darvesh Bagh in the Nihalpora area of Pattan, 27 km from here, apparently to target security personnel, he said. The spokesman said a police party patrolling the area detected the devices and subsequently defused them with the help of security personnel and bomb disposal squads. Meanwhile, bodies of four Jaish-e-Mohammad militants, including two top commanders, were recovered by the Army in the general area of Bopather, north of Tral and 7 km east of Arapal in Pulwama district during search operations today, a defence spokesman said. The identity cards recovered from the bodies revealed their identity as Jamal Bhai, chief operations commander, Mullah Naseer, D9 chief of J- e-M, he said adding identity of the other two deceased was being ascertained. Prominent recoveries from these militants like satellite phones, palmtop and mobile phone also confirm their appointments, the spokesman said.