One Militant, One Woman Killed In J&K
8 November 2006
The Times of India
Srinagar: A militant and a woman were killed in Kupwara and Baramulla districts, respectively, and another person was injured in one of the two blasts carried out by ultras, officials said on Wednesday. One of the blasts occurred in Ganderbal area on the city outskirts where the Army busted a militant hideout on Tuesday night and seized two rocket projectile guns, two AK assault rifle magazines and 103 rounds of ammunition, six IEDs and electric detonators. The militant was killed in an encounter with security forces at Drangyari village of Rajwar near Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday night, officials said. With his death, the number of ultras killed in the day-long operation in Rajwar belt rose to two. On Tuesday morning, troops killed a militant at Bari Behak in Rangwar. Two AK assault rifles, five hand grenades, two radio sets and a huge quantity of ammunition were seized from the killed militants, whose identity and group affiliation was being ascertained, officials said. They said militants shot dead Taja Begum in her house at Warpora village of Sopore in Baramulla district early on Wednesday. The motive behind the killing was not known immediately. A civilian was injured when militants exploded an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) near a railway track at Gulzarpora in Pulwama district on Wednesday, officials said. However, no damage was caused to the track. Militants also exploded an IED at Awrigund in Kahleel area of Tral in Pulwama district on Wednesday, but there was no immediate report of any casualty. Hizbul Mujahideen militant outfit claimed responsibility for the two explosions.