November 2006 News

Militants kill four of Kashmir family

5 November 2006
Indo-Asian News Service

Jammu: Four members of a family, including three women, were shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district Saturday night on suspicion they were police informers, said a police official.Inspector General of Police (Jammu zone) Shesh Pal Vaid said a group of armed militants raided Magloi village in the district, about 200 km north of here. They barged into Mohammad Ada Bhat's house and opened indiscriminate fire.Bhat, his wife, daughter and niece were killed in the firing. The militants escaped soon after the killings. Vaid said that they could have been killed on the suspicion of being police informers. 'The militants might have suspected that they were behind the killing of Billoo Gujjar, the divisional commander of the pro-Pakistan militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen on Sep 5,' he added. According to him, there were also reports that the militants wanted to marry two girls from Bhat's family, but he had refused to do so.The security forces have launched a search operation in the area to nab the militants.


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