4 Militants Among 5 Killed In Valley
16 October 2005
Srinagar: Four militants were among five persons killed in Jammu and Kashmir where an activist of the Hizbul Mujahideen was nabbed since last evening. An official spokesman today said two militants belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen were killed at Poshwari near Mansbal in Baramula district of North Kashmir last evening. The slain militants had been identified as Farooq Ahmad Ganai and Mohammad Shafi Hajam, he said, adding that two AK rifles, six magazines, 94 rounds and two hand grenades were recovered from their possession. In another incident, two militants including a Pakistani national of the same outfit - Shabir Ahmed, alias Furkan, and Ghulam Hassan, alias Gazali, a resident of Kokernag, were killed in a gunbattle with the security forces at Kokernag in Anantnag district, the spokesman said. He said militants hanged to death a farmer Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar at his Arampora Habak village under the Magam police station in Budgam district of Central Kashmir last night. During checking of vehicles between Khannabal and Noorabad in Anantnag today, the security forces arrested a militant of the Hizbul Mujahideen Peerpanchal regiment from an auto-rickshaw from whom a pistol, a magazine, 8 rounds, two AK magazines, 46 AK rounds, a wireless set and four mobile sim cards were seized. He was handed over to the police, the spokesman said. He said militants shot at and injured a woman identified as Zaitoon Begum at Basti Bhaderwah in Doda district today. The security forces today recovered four kg of brown sugar and cocaine worth Rs 1 crore in the international market from the Bandipora area of Baramula district. The contraband, concealed in two packets covered with silver foil, was recovered near a school following a specific information about a consignment of drugs passing through Sumlar village near Bandipora, 55 km from here, a defence spokesman said. Meanwhile, army troops today recovered a bag containing arms and ammunition in a border village of R.S. Pora sector in Jammu division, a defence spokesman said here.