May 2006 News

Two LeT Terrorists Killed In Kashmir

12 May 2006
The Times of India

Srinagar: Security forces foiled an infiltration attempt by gunning down a militant in Poonch district while two Lashker-e-Toiba militants were killed and a module of Hizbul Mujahideen busted with the arrest of four over ground workers in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, a police spokesman said on Friday. A Hizbul militant surrendered before security forces in Bandipora area of Baramulla district, the spokesman said. A group of seven militants made an infiltration bid via Shahpur Border in Poonch district last night. However, the group was challenged by alert security personnel and in the ensuing gunbattle, one of them was killed while the other managed to flee. Three AK assault rifles and a large quantity of ammunition and explosive material were recovered from the encounter site, the spokesman said. This was the second infiltration bid by militants from across the border this week. On Wednesday, two heavily-armed infiltrators were killed by the security forces when they intruded into this side in Mankote sector of Poonch district. In another encounter, the spokesman said two LeT militants - Pakistani national Abu Saqib and his local accomplice Ghulam Ahmad of Takipora village - were killed during an operation at Narwani-Zainapora area of Pulwama district early today. The encounter broke out on Thursday evening when the security forces confronted the two militants hiding in a house, he said adding the house was completely damaged in the gunbattle which ended this morning. Two AK rifles, six magazines and a mobile phone were recovered from the dead. More PTI AMS The spokesman said security forces arrested four over ground workers of Hizbul Mujahideen alongwith a Chinese pistol and a mobile phone in Shopian area of Pulwama district. They were active in the town and involved in the killing of civilian Manzoor Illahi Ganai, he said adding a hideout of the outfit, established in the house of Farooq Ahmad Ganai at village Katahpora, was busted at their instance. The mobile phone recovered from them contained contact numbers of H M militants active in the south Kashmir township, the spokesman said.


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