October 2005 News

Three, Including Veteran NC Activist, Killed In J&K

22 October 2005
The Hindustan Times

Srinagar: Three persons, including a National Conference activist and a terrorist, were killed and two others injured in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since Friday night, a police spokesman said on Saturday. NC activist Syed Ghulam Rasool alias Gayoor was killed when terrorist intruded into his house at Ratnipora in Pulwama district on Friday and fired at him, the spokesman said. Gayoor, a poet who was a crowd-puller for NC during the tenure of party founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead, he said. The spokesman said security forces shot dead an unidentified terrorist during search operations at Manjoos in Doda district last night and recovered an AK rifle, four magazines, 91 rounds, a binocular and a mobile phone from him. Two labourers were injured when an explosive device went off near the house of one Paul Singh at Kansipora in Baramulla district last night, the spokesman said. He said the cause of the explosion is being ascertained. A civilian identified as Meraj-ud-din, who was among 15 people injured in a grenade explosion at Batmaloo area of central Srinagar on Friday, succumbed to his injuries last evening, the spokesman said. Meanwhile, the nearly 30-hour-long encounter in Sopore township ended Saturday evening with the gutting down of the building where a terrorist took shelter after security forces foiled a suicide attack on the municipal council complex killing one ultra and losing a jawan on Friday. However, it was not clear whether the Terrorist was killed as the search of the debris was in progress and so far no body was recovered, a BSF spokesman said.


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