Kashmir Violence Claims Four More Lives

27 March 2008

Srinagar: Four persons including two militants were killed in separate violence related incidents in Kashmir. A militant, said to be affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba, was killed in a gunfight with Indian army personnel at Kota Satri forests in Bandipora in North Kashmir. The identity of the slain militant could not be ascertained. A police spokesperson said that an unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with troops of 6- Grenadiers of the Army in the Keran sector in North Kashmir. 'An AK-47 rifle, three AK Magazines, six rounds of ammunition, one wire cutter, one Rack Sack and one pouch were recovered from the possession of the slain militant,' he said. Meanwhile, police recovered bullet ridden bodies of two persons in Srinagar. One of the body was fished out from a water canal while another was wished from the river Jehlum at Bemina a few kilometers from the summer capital Srinagar. No militant group has claimed the responsibility of the killings. Police have launched investigations into the killings and launched a manhunt to track down the killers.