Six killed, security forces bust three hideouts
8 September 2005
Srinagar: Six persons, including a militant and a woman, were killed and five others injured as militants set off a grenade and indulged in selective killings in Jammu and Kashmir, where security forces busted three hideouts since last night, a police spokesman said today. A civilian was killed and five others were injured when militants hurled a grenade on a security picket near crowded Sopore bus stand in Baramulla district of North Kashmir, minutes before Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed passed the road on his way to frontier district of Kupwara today. The spokesman identified the deceased as 30-year- old mechanic Mehraj-ud-din Gujri, a resident of Ningli village of Sopore. All the injured were shifted to hospital, he added. He said militants raided Kangnoo village of Zainapora in Pulwama district and shot dead two residents - Nazir Ahmad Mir and Shaheena Begum early today. Bodies of two more civilians, Abdul Sattar Wani and Abdul Rashid (surrendered militant), were recovered from the forest area of Prajwan Dhar Dhoyian in Doda district today, he said adding while the former was missing since September 3, while the latter was kidnapped by militants few days ago and killed. He said an unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces at Nilura village in Pulwama district today. Army busted a militant hideout at Lam village in Pulwama early today which led to the recovery of 13 rifle grenades, six silencers, 19 kgs of explosive, 53 detonators, a wireless set, two metres of safety fuse and 400 rounds of AK ammunition. Two more hideouts were unearthed at Hewand in Anantnag and Wanikhall in Baramulla last night. A rifle, six remote control devices, six detonators, three kgs explosive and two gelatine sticks were recovered from these hideouts, he said.