July 2006 News

Six guerrillas killed in Kashmir

21 July 2006
Indo-Asian News Service

Srinagar: Six suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas were killed in two separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir Friday.A police spokesman in Srinagar said four guerrillas of the LeT were gunned down by troops of Rashtriya Rifles in Sursan village of south Kashmir's Pulwama district, 70 km from here.During searches, the troops came under fire from militants hiding in a house.'One house was completely destroyed during the gunfight. Bodies of four militants - Arshid alias Muzamil, Mohsin Ansari, Saleem Nengroo and Numan - were recovered,' the spokesman said.In another incident, security forces shot dead two LeT militants at Wampora village in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, 71 km from here.Meanwhile, anti-Israeli protests were held in Srinagar, south Kashmir's Pulwama, Sopore and Handwara towns in north Kashmir and in central Kashmir's Budgam town following the call given by Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Geelani.Police used batons to break a slogan-shouting mob led by Geelani at Batmallo in the city uptown. Geelani strongly condemned what he called 'barbaric Israeli attacks on Palestine and Lebanon'.


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