Two separatists killed in Kashmir
3 October 2006
Indo-Asian News Service
Srinagar: Police gunned down two top Hizbul Mujaheedin guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district early Tuesday.According to Farooq Ahmed, deputy inspector general of police (Kashmir Range), the police and paramilitary troops raided a house in Chadoora, 30 km from here, on specific information.'The hiding guerrillas opened fire on the raiding party. The security forces returned the fire and in the ensuing gun battle two militants of the Hizbul Mujaheedin were killed. One police man was injured,' Ahmed told IANS.The two guerrillas were identified as Muhammad Ashraf Ganai, district commander of the outfit, and Naseer Ahmad Wani.Arms and ammunition, including two AK-47 rifles, one pistol, eight magazines, one grenade thrower and a wireless set were recovered from the two slain men.'Search in the area is continuing for other terrorists,' Farooq said.