Ten Ultras Killed, Two Infiltration Bids Foiled In J&K
25 July 2005
Srinagar: Ten ultras, including five Pakistani intruders, were killed as security forces foiled two infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, where a hideout was busted and a militant laid down arms since last night. Three unidentified militants were killed by security forces as they tried to sneak into this side of LoC at Lasha Dat in Machil sector of North Kashmir Kupwara district in the wee hours yesterday, the Defence spokesman said. He said a huge quantity of arms an ammunition were recovered from the possession of the slain militants including three AK 47 rifles, 10 magazines, one radio set, one UBGL, seven UBGL grenades and six Chinese grenades. Foiling another infiltration bid in the same sector, security forces shot dead two ultras last night, he said. The spokesman said the slain ultras were trying to sneak into this side of LoC but were challenged by alert troops and were neutralised after a gunbattle for several hours. The recoveries from the militants included two AK 56 rifles, 14 magazines, one UBGL, 70 UBGL grenades, one radio set, 44 hand grenades and nine IEDs, he added. Infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir has increased in recent days due to broken fencing which was damaged at many places during heavy snowfall. Two Pakistani militants affiliated with Lashker-e- Toiba outfit were killed in an encounter with security forces at Dev Chatra in Baderwah area of Doda last night. An AK rifle, two magazines, a wireless set, a UBGL with three shells and some ammunition were recovered from them, the police spokesman said. Two militants of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen were killed in an encounter with security forces during search operations at Muradpora village of Shopian in South Kashmir Pulwama district early today, the police spokesman said. Police is ascertaining their identity although two fake identity cards recovered from their possession revealed their names as Riyaz Ahmad and Shaib of Shopian, the spokesman said adding two AK rifles, eight grenades, six magazines and 158 rounds of ammunition were recovered from them. In another encounter, the spokesman said an unidentified militant was killed by the troops of Jammu and Kashmir light infantry regiment at Kralipathri in Kupwara district today. The encounter broke out when the troops laid a cordon around the village to flush out hiding militants, he said. In another operation, the spokesman said security forces busted a militant hideout at Kamalkote in Uri sector of North Kashmir Baramulla district last night. The search of the hideout led to the recovery of one AK rifle, two pistols, 20 hand grenades and 3211 rounds of assorted ammunition, he said. He said militants shot at and injured one Ghulam Ahmad Mir outside his house at Putrigam in Pulwama district after calling him out last night. Mir, aged 40 years, was shifted to hospital. A militant of Jaish-e-Mohammad surrendered before security forces at Sangrama village of Baramulla district yesterday, the spokesman said. However, he did not revealed further details about the surrenderee.