7 ultras killed, 9 people hurt in J&K
10 November 2001
The Times of India
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
SRINAGAR: Seven militants were killed in separate encounters with security forces while nine people, including three BSF personnel, were injured in a grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir since Friday, an official spokesman said here on Saturday. Militants hurled a grenade at a security patrol vehicle which missed its target and exploded on the road injuring three BSF men and six civilians, including a couple, in Batmaloo area in central Srinagar on Saturday afternoon, he said. One Al-Badr militant, identified as Abu Drab Khan of Pakistan, was killed in an exchange of fire with security personnel in Gurdos area of Rajouri district on Friday night. One Hizbul Mujahideen militant identified as Mohammad Ashraf Kaka was killed in an encounter in Chamran Dooru area in Anantnag district, he said. Three unidentified militants were killed in a gunbattle with security personnel elsewhere in the district, the spokesman said. One militant each was killed in separate encounters in Budhnar and Chak-i-Santoor areas of Badgam district. Security personnel arrested a militant from Uri sector of Baramulla district during the period, he said.Meahwhile, Pakistani troops opened fire in R.S. Pura sector in Jammu district on Friday, wounding a villager, an official spokesman said here. The spokesman said that Darshan Lal of Chakroi village was wounded near his house in the unprovoked firing by Pakistani Rangers from across the international border. He was later rushed to hospital. Intermittent firing exchange was also reported between Pakistani rangers and Border Security Force (BSF) troops at several places along the international border in Kathua and Jammu districts on Friday night. However, ''there was no loss of life or damage to property from our side in these firing exchanges'', he said.