August 2005 News

Hizbul Terrorist Killed In J&K, Explosives Seized

24 August 2005
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed and nine people, including four security personnel, injured as terrorists carried out a grenade attack in Jammu & Kashmir, where police seized about 25 quintals of explosives from a godown of a private company and arrested two terrorists since Tuesday night. The explosives concealed in 14 bags and seven drums were recovered by special operation group of police from the godown in downtown Srinagar in a pre-dawn operation on Wednesday, a police spokesman said. The owner of the company, Javid Ahmad Ganai of Rajourikadal has been arrested. Official sources said the seized explosive weighed about 25 quintals but it was not immediately clear whether the explosive was RDX, mostly being used by terrorists in the Valley. Samples have been sent to forensic laboratory to determine the quality of the seized explosive. Deputy Inspector General of Police, KH Lohia refused to divulge details of the recovery saying it would hamper the investigations. It was not immediately known whether the explosives were transported to the Valley from outside or were being smuggled out of Kashmir. The arrested persons are being questioned. In another operation, the spokesman said a hardcore Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist identified as Gulzar Ahmad was killed by the troops of Rashtriya Rifles in an encounter at Wasoora village in Pulwama district late Tuesday night.


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