May 2007 News

Two militants killed in Kashmir

16 May 2007
Indo-Asian News Service

Srinagar: Security forces killed two separatist guerrillas in an encounter in central Kashmir even as three paramilitary troopers were wounded in an explosion at Tral in south Kashmir Pulwama district.Police said troops of 35 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and special operations group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir police, gunned down two Lashkar-e- Taiba (LeT) guerrillas, in a joint operation in village Watterhal, 40 km from here in central Kashmir Budgam district Tuesday evening.'Troops of RR and SOG jointly raided a house on a specific information about presence of LeT militants inside. The hiding militants opened fire at the raiding party. In the sustained gunfight two militants of LeT were gunned down,' a police spokesman said here.He said two AK-47 rifles, ten magazines, two pouches, one mobile phone and 200 rounds were recovered from the slain guerrillas.The spokesman said the slain guerrillas were planning suicide attacks in capital Srinagar and Budgam district.Meanwhile, three CRPF troopers were seriously wounded in a powerful blast in the Tral town, 45 km from here late Tuesday. The injured troopers were part of the road opening party (ROP), police said.No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.


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