April 2006 News

Two LeT Militants Among Four Killed In J&K

13 April 2006
The Times of India

Srinagar: Two militants of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba outfit were among four persons killed and eight others injured as ultras exploded a grenade targeting BSF patrol party and opened fire on a vehicle in Jammu and Kashmir since Wednesday night. Two LeT militants were killed in an encounter with Rashtriya Rifles at Mirpora village in Kulgam area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday, a defence spokesman said. He said the encounter broke out when the troops launched a search operation in the village. One more person also died during the crossfiring. However, his identity is being ascertained, the spokesman said adding the operation was still in progress and further details are awaited. A civilian Kastoori Lal was killed when he was caught in a crossfire between militants and Village Defence Committee members at Moghla village of Rajouri, the police spokesman said. He said militants hurled a grenade on a BSF party at Sopore bus stand in Baramulla around 4 pm causing injuries to four persons - three civilian pedestrians and a jawan. The injured were shifted to hospital, the spokesman said adding police assisted by paramilitary forces have launched a hunt to nab the militants behind the grenade attack. Four persons were injured when militants opened fire on a passenger mini-bus at Ransoo in Udhampur on Wednesday. The injured were hospitalized, the spokesman said. He said security forces recovered seven kgs explosives, 30 metres cordex wire, two fuses, two knives, 202 AK rounds, a magazine, 39 detonators and a wireless set from separate hideout during searches at Zakoora in Srinagar and Channa in Poonch districts.


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