August 2006 News

Lashkar Militant Killed

22 August 2006
The Tribune

Srinagar: The security forces killed a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, while ultras set off an explosive device wounding a woman in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours, an official spokesman said today. Militants detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) at Nasu, Bandipora in Baramula district today when a security forces' patrol was passing through the area, he added. Due to the blast, a woman identified as Haleema Begum, sustained injuries. She has been admitted to a hospital, the spokesman said. The security forces shot dead LeT militant Anjeel Shah, alias Yaseen, during an encounter at Masri village in Bhaderwah town of Doda district last evening. Two hand grenades, a wireless set and some incriminating documents were seized from him, the spokesman said. He said Yaseen was involved in the grenade blast at the house of Shabir Ahmad and Irfan at Masri in which a girl was killed and five others were wounded. Yaseen was earlier associated with Hizbul Mujahideen and then surrendered in 2005 before joining the Lashkar, he added. The spokesman said the security forces seized an AK rifle, three magazines, 42 rounds, one pistol, four hand grenades, 18 PIKA rounds, 17 rounds of .303-bore rifle, one anti- personnel mine and an IED with on antenna from a militant hideout in the Triyath forest area in Rajouri district of Jammu region last night.


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