Two Top Militants Killed In J&K, Bombs Recovered
26 November 2007
The Times of India
Srinagar: Two top militants were shot dead and a hideout busted in Jammu and Kashmir, where separatists also attacked a security picket and abducted a girl, police said on Monday. Javaid Ahmad alias Anees, a self-styled company commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, was killed in a gunfight with security forces at Gujjar Patti-Kramulla forest in Tral area of Pulwama district on Sunday morning, a police spokesman said. Anees returned from Pakistan last December after going there for arms training in 1998, he said, adding the former took over as Hizb company commander in July. In another shootout, a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Mohammad Rafiq alias Abu Haider was killed by security forces at Neuram-Mahore in Reasi district on Monday. An AK rifle and some ammunition were recovered from him. Militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF picket at Sopore town in Baramulla district this afternoon but no one was hurt in the attack, officials said. A girl was kidnapped by a Hizbul Mujahideen cadre from Dehrut village in Doda district on Monday, the spokesman said. Police also recovered four timed pencil bombs and an electronic device at Thana Mahore Mangal village in Rajouri district on Sunday night. A grenade was recovered from the debris of a house that was gutted in a gunfight between militants and security forces a few months ago at Saloora village in Ganderbal district on Monday.