Three HUJI Militants Killed In J&K
26 May 2006
The Times of India
Jammu: Three militants belonging to Harkat-ul-Jehad Islami were killed by Hizbul Mujahideen ultras in a gunbattle in Doda district on Friday, official sources said. The three HUJI militants, who were about to surrender to security forces in Kishtar belt of Doda district, were intercepted by a group of HM militants in Lohi Dhar area of Chatroo belt in the district at pre-dawn, they said. They were asked not to surrender, the sources said adding after their refusal to comply there was a gunbattle between the two sides in which the HUJI militants were killed by those belonging to HM. Two of the slain militants have been identified as codenamed Ismail and Mahviya, they said. In the Doda-Kishtwar belt, as many as 23 HUJI militants have so far surrendered to the security forces in a major setback to the strength of militant outfits in the area. While HM with its strength of 200 to 300 militants operating in Doda-Udhampur belt, HUJI comes next with its strength of nearly 130 to 140 militants and Lashker-e- Toiba (LeT) over 100 operating in the area, they said.