September 2007 News

Militants Ambush Army Convoys In J&K, No One Hurt

16 September 2007
The Times of India

Srinagar: Militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday ambushed army convoys at two places in north Kashmir, while police fished out the body of a former counter-insurgent from Dal Lake in Srinagar, official sources said. An army convoy was fired upon by militants at Spurnag near Kraligund in Handwara area of Kupwara district this afternoon but no one was hurt in the ensuing shootout, the sources said. Sources said the convoy was on way to a forward area from Baramulla district when it came under firing. The whole area was immediately cordoned off by security forces and a hunt was launched to nab the militants, they said. They said militants also fired upon an army convoy at Model town Sopore, 55 kms from here, in Baramulla district on Sunday afternoon. However, none was hurt in the brief gunbattle, the sources said adding the militants had taken up positions in the nearby orchards and opened fire on the convoy coming from Selu village to Baramulla district town. Police fished out body of a person from Dal Lake near Nehru Park here, the sources said, adding the body was later identified as that of Rafiq Zaindari alias 'Jaj Khan', a former counter-insurgent affiliated with Ikhwan.


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