Two militants killed in Shopian
20 August 2006
The Daily Excelsior
Srinagar: With the death of one more militant, overnight gunbattle at Rainipora in Shopian area of south Kashmir has ended today. Official sources said that the militant, who got killed late last night, was identified as Bilal Ahmed Ganai S-o Ghulam Mohammad Ganai R-o Tikkipora Shopian. He was reportedly associated with Lashkar-e- Toiba. Sources said that Bilal was among the five militants who had brutally beheaded a 17-year-old student of Chak Kachdora in July. As regards the militant who had died in the initial round of the firing yesterday, officials believed that he was a Sudanese national. Troops of RR 62 Bn participated in the operation.