May 2007 News

2 soldiers killed in Baramulla, Batwara

19 May 2007
The Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar: While one soldier of Army got killed in a militant strike in Baramulla town today, another died in mysterious gunshot wounds in Badami Bagh cantonment area. Officials sources said that two unidentified militants, travelling in a Tata-Sumo vehicle fired pistol shots on two soldiers of Rashtriya Rifles 46 Bn at Sumo Bus Stand, yards away from Baramulla Police Station in the afternoon today. Both the targeted soldiers sustained gunshot wounds. They were evacuated by their colleagues and rushed to District Hospital for medical treatment. However, one of them, namely Guardsman Vikas Kumar, succumbed to injuries. Sources said that Sepoy Suresh Kumar, working as a driver with 519 ASC, died of mysterious gunshot wounds late last night in Badami Bagh cantonment area. While officials maintained that the matter was under investigation, reports said that Kumar had either committed suicide or had been gunned down by his own colleagues. A Tata Mobile bearing registration number JK015A- 16338 hit and killed a girl identified as Shubeena (10), D-o Ali Mohammad Wani R-o Wanihama Payeen, near Pattan on Srinagar-Baramulla highway today. AGENCIES ADD Meanwhile, a beacon vehicle hit and wounded five persons at Boniyar market in the border town of Uri last evening. The injured had been hospitalised. In another accident a Tata vehicle hit and injured one Ghulam Nabi Khan, at Pantha Chowk on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway late last night, police said. One Muzaffar Ahmad Dar, was also wounded when a Tata vehicle hit him at Batingo in Anantnag district. Meanwhile, Police today recovered fake currency having a face value of Rs one lakh and three Kgs of explosive material from a car in Shopian district. The fake currency and explosive material was recovered when police stopped a car in Chitragam-Nagabal area on the basis of specific information, a police spokesman said here. A police team stopped the car with three persons in it. On searching the vehicle and passengers, fake currency having a face value of one lakh (in rupees thousand and five hundred notes) and three kilograms of explosive material were recovered, the spokesman said. The passengers, who were arrested, were identified as Feroz Ahmad Lone, Abdul Majeed Wani and Firdous Ahmad Sofi, all residents of Budgam district, he said. The spokesman said the trio told the police that were directed by militants to deliver fake currency to their colleagues operating in the area and were running short of money. The explosive material was supposed to be delivered to militants to enable them to target vehicles of security forces in shopian, he said.


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