January 2002 News

5 JeM militants killed in Kashmir

25 January 2002
The Pioneer

Srinagar: Five militants of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), including outfit''s suspected ''operational commander'', and a BSF jawan were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Badgam district of Kashmir, a BSF spokesman said here Friday. He said a BSF party, on getting specific information about the presence of JeM''s operational commander Tipu along with four of his associates, raided village Darwan, some seven-kms south-west of Charar-e-Sharief, Thursday. Militants hiding in the house of village headman Mohammad Akram Dar fired on BSF personnel killing a jawan, the spokesman said. The BSF jawans fired back and in the resultant gunbattle, the house caught fire and was completely gutted.


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