April 2007 News

Top guerrilla killed in south Kashmir gunfight

2 April 2007
Indo-Asian News Service

Srinagar: Two people, including an Indian army trooper and a top separatist guerrilla of frontline Hizbul Mujaheedin (HM), were killed in terror-related violence here Monday.Police said on specific information army troop and local police surrounded village Sofshali near Kokernag, 70 km from here in south Kashmir's Anantnag district Monday.'As the troops were busy in searches, a hiding militant opened fire at the security forces. He was engaged in a gunfight in which the holed up militant identified as Muhammad Hussain Reshi, the self-styled battalion commander of HM was killed,' said a police spokesman here.He described the killing as a major success for the security forces in south Kashmir.Meanwhile, an Indian army soldier was killed in a fierce gunfight with guerrillas in the Khudwani forests in the north Kashmir border district of Kupwara.A house was damaged during another encounter between guerrillas and security forces at Chatti Banday in the north Kashmir Bandipore district, 45 km from here Monday.


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