July 2007 News

2 Militants Killed In Valley

7 July 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Srinagar: Two militants were killed, Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and Tehreek-ul- Mujahideen (TuM) module busted and a huge cache of arms and ammunition including the deadly RDX recovered by the security forces and police in Kashmir overnight. An official spokesman said two militants were killed in an encouter between ultras and security forces at Kulgam in south Kashmir. The slain militants were identified as Abass Sheir Gojri alias Basit and Tariq Ahmad Ganai of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM). Two AK Rifles, two magazines and one hand grenade were recovered from the slain militants. Police claimed to have arrested eight militants of LeT and TuM at Tral in south Kashmir who were planning to carry out grenade attacks in Srinagar. One AK Rifle, 12 hand grenades, 8 magzines, two pistols and 48 rounds of ammunition were recovered from their possession. The spokesman said Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed to have foiled a militant plan to carry out a series of grenade blasts here by busting a Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and Tehreeh-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) module and arresting eight ultras alongwith grenades and other arms and ammunition. Superintendent of Police (SP), Awantipora, said specific information was received that a group of militants was travelling to Srinagar from Tral in a vehicle. Later a police team from Tral Police Station laid a naka near Batagund crossing and arrested two persons Mushtaq Ahmad Mir and Zahoor Ahmad Dar alongwith two grenades. They were planning to carry out grenade attacks in the City, he said. The SP said Dar and Mir admitted that they were active members of LeT and TuM and were operating in the Srinagar city and with adjoining areas as well. Later, on their disclosures police arrested Tariq Ahmad Wani, Ajaz Ahmad Sheikh, Umar Rehman Bhat, Hilal Ahmad Dar. One AK 47 Rifle, two AK Magazines, 23 rounds of AK ammunition, two pistol, six pistol magazines, 25 rounds of pistol and 10 hand grenades were also recovered.


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