Harkat district chief among 4 killed in J&K
22 June 2002
The Times of India
Jammu: Four people, including a district commander of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), were killed in separate militancy related incidents in Doda and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir where security forces recovered three rockets from a militant hideout since Saturday, official sources said here on Sunday. A foreign mercenary, Uzefa Afghani, who was designated as HuM district commander for Doda was shot dead in an encounter with security forces at Bisminah village of Doda on Saturday evening. The militant belonged to Afghanistan, the sources said, adding one AK56 rifle and two magazines were recovered from the site of encounter. In another encounter, an ultra was killed by security forces in Noorpur village in Loran area of Poonch district. An AK-47 magazine, 15 rounds, two electronic gadgets and a pair of binoculars were recovered from him, they said. Police recovered the bullet-riddled body of one Nazir Ahmed in the forest area near Charote village in Doda on Saturday. The deceased had been kidnapped by militants from his house in the village on June 20, the sources said. In another incident, a Village Defence Committee member who was injured in a militant attack on a procession of pilgrims in Khora-Kanthwara area of Doda district on June 15, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital here on Sunday morning. Security forces also busted a militant hideout during search operations in Kandi area of Rajouri district and recovered three live rockets from it, the sources said.