January 2001 News

Four killed, weapons snatched from cops in Kashmir

31 January 2001
The Asian Age

Srinagar: Three militants and a BSF jawan were killed and six persons injured in separate incidents, while unidentified militants snatched service rifles from two policemen in Kashmir valley since last evening, official sources said today. Security forces recovered a big cache of explosives including seven kg of RDX and repulsed a militant attack on a post set up for the protection of a vital communication link in the valley during the period, they said. They said militants opened fire on a security patrol at Markund village in Sumbal area of baramulla district in north Kashmir early today. The security forces fired back and chased the fleeing militants who took shelter inside a house, which was cordoned off. In the ensuing exchange of fire three militants were killed and the house was damaged. Meanwhile, a bsf jawan was killed when militants lobbed a grenade at a picket near soura medical institute on the outskirts of Srinagar today. They said four civilians received splinter injuries when a grenade, hurled by militants towards a security picket missed the intended target and exploded on roadside at Nawakadal in downtown Srinagar last evening. Militants ambushed an army patrol at Bakhipora in Rafiabad area of Baramulla district yesterday, wounding two jawans, they said adding the troops fired back but the militants managed to escape. Unidentified militants overpowered two policemen at Tarhama in Baramulla district last night and took away their service rifles, they said.


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