June 2006 News

One Militant Killed In J&K Encounter

3 June 2006
The Times of India

Jammu: Security forces killed a militant in the wee hours on Saturday after a two-hour-long gun battle in Thanala area of Doda district, official sources said. The encounter between militants and security forces started at around 0300 hours and continued till 0500 hours on Saturday morning at Thanala area of Doda, they said. The slain militant was identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed. Ahmed's associates managed to escape from the scene, they said adding that one AK-47 rifle and two Chinese grenades were recovered from him. It was not immediately known to which militant outfit Ahmed belongs to. Ahmed, a local militant of Thanala, has been active in Doda for several years and was involved in many attacks on security forces.


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