April 2007 News

3 killed in Kashmir valley

11 April 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Srinagar: Three persons were killed while security forces arrested eight militants and recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition as well as fake currency in Kashmir overnight. Official sources said body of one Abdul Rahim Wagay was recovered from Dhobi Mohalla in south Kashmir district of Pulwama. Wagay was missing since October 28 last year. Meanwhile, police recovered body of a youth, identified as Mohammad Arif Ganai, from Nawabazar locality of Srinagar today. Investigating to find out the cause of Ganaiís death was on. An official spokesman said a civilian, Mohammad Yaseen, who was injured in a hand grenade blast at Reka Chowk near here last night, died in the hospital later. Eight civilian and a police constable were injured in the blast. He said two militants were arrested alongwith some arms and ammunition in Pulwama while five others were arrested alongwith Rs 2500 in fake currency at Singpora, Pattan, in Baramulla district. Meanwhile, a camp building of CRPF was today gutted while four structures were damaged in fire incidents in Kashmir, a police spokesman said here. Fire broke out in the CRPF camp of 141 Bn at Kakpora in Pulwama district causing partial damage to the building, the spokesman said adding some ammunition was also destroyed. The cause of blaze was being ascertained, he said. In another incident, a fire broke out in a residential house in Kupwara district, causing damage to the house, a handloom unit and a cowshed, the spokesman said. Fire broke out in a shop at Mochua in Budgam district, he said adding it was caused due to a short circuit. Meanwhile, about two dozen relatives of people disappeared in the Kashmir valley during the past 17 years, staged a dharna at Partap Park here. 'We want to know about our relatives who went missing after their arrests by security forces, they said. The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) have decided to organise similar protests on tenth of every month in against the Governmentís failure to provide them any information about their missing relatives.


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