August 2002 News

Over 130 houses gutted as terrorists set village on fire

22 August 2002
The Hindustan Times

Jammu: Over 130 houses were gutted when Hizbul Mujahideen militants set an entire village on fire in the hills of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Thursday. Ultras belonging to Shakeel Ansari group of the pro-Pakistani militant outfit barged into village Gandh-Bihota in Marmat mountains on Tuesday night and set the entire village on fire, the sources told PTI here. No loss of life was reported in the incident, they said, adding 132 houses and other structures were gutted in the fire affecting 700 people of 112 families.

 

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