May 2007 News

Toll in J&K encounter rises to 3

11 May 2007
The Hindu

Srinagar: A jawan injured in a gunfight with militants near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, died here, official sources said on Friday. This raised the number of Army personnel killed in the encounter to three. Hari Prasad of the Seven Para Regiment died on Thursday. Two others Subedar Dileep Singh and jawan Ravi Kumar were killed and eight others were injured when militants opened fire on their patrol. The militants had sneaked across the border at Lashidat on Tuesday night. Five militants, believed to be from the same group and who fled to the Trehgam forest, were killed and two others arrested in subsequent gunbattles. Arms seized Police recovered a cache of arms and ammunition from a militant hideout at Nallah near Sherpora in the Baramulla district on Friday, police said. The seizure included three wireless sets, 250 AK rounds, a rocket launcher, 16 pencil bombs, 38 remote control devices, 25 electric detonators, seven AK magazines, one binocular, a pistol magazine with seven rounds and 16 wireless antennas, the spokesman said. Another operation In another operation, security forces recovered arms and ammunition from the Gogaldar forest in Anantnag district on Friday. Police recovered an AK assault rifle from a militant hideout at Panthalan Dalyal Khari in Doda district.


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