August 2007 News

HM Section Commander Arrested

27 August 2007
The Daily Excelsior

Jammu: Troops of 63 Rashtriya Rifles and police today apprehended a Hizbul Mujahideen 'section commander' at Kuntwara in Kishtwar district.Acting on a specific information about presence of a Hizbul militant, Rafiq Ahmed alias Furkan in a house at Kuntwara, the troops launched a search operation, reports said. Troops cordoned off the house and asked the militant to lay down his arms and ammunition. During the operation, Rafiq was nabbed along with arms and ammunition. In another incident, a civilian was injured when he was caught in cross firing between militants and security personnel at village Himnal in Banihal tehsil of Ramban district. He has been identified as Abdul Rashid Haji son of Ghulam Haji R-o Mahore. Injured civilian has been hospitalised. Militants, however, managed to escape from the spot.


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