September 2005 News

60 Kg Arms Seized In J-K, Ultras Killed

21 September 2005
The Times of India

Srinagar: Security forces shot dead five terrorists including a Pakistani national, arrested four Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists along with 60 kg of explosives and busted a hideout in separate operations in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Wednesday. Four terrorists were killed in a major gun battle at Shogun in Shopian area of Pulwama district on Wednesday, the sources said. Acting on specific information about the presence of terrorists, troops of Rashtra Rifles raided the village in the wee hours on Wednesday. The terrorists on seeing the troops opened fire triggering an encounter, the sources said. One of the slain terrorists was identified as Javed Ahmad Thokhar, also believed to be members of Hizbul Mujahideen, is being ascertained, the sources said. In another encounter, they said troops of Rashtriya Rifles killed a Pakistani terrorist affiliated to Lashker-e-Taiba outfit, Kaleem Ullah, during search operations at Fidderpora village of Rafiabad in Baramulla district on Wednesday. Four terrorists of Hizbul Mujahideen were arrested from different places in Central Kashmir Badgam district, a police spokesman said, adding some ammunition and 60 kg of explosives were recovered from him. He said security forces also busted a hideout at Tugar Dhoke in Poonch district and seized seven kg of explosives from there.


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