Pak Intruder Gunned Down; Two Terrorists Surrender In J&K
15 November 2004
The Hindustan Times
Srinagar: A Pakistani intruder and two terrorists were killed while two terrorists of pro-Pakistan Hizbul Mujahideen laid down their arms in Jammu and Kashmir, where two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested since Sunday night, official sources said. Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces during search operations at Hanoora village in Baramulla district on Sunday night. Two AK rifles, three magazines and 30 rounds were recovered from them, the sources said. The Pakistani intruder was killed near Indo-Pak border in Kathua district on Sunday night after he refused to yield to Border Security Force personnel who asked him to surrender, the sources said. A self-styled sector commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Nazir Ahmad alias Abu Sapra surrendered in Lohie Malhar area of Kathua district on Monday. He handed over an AK rifle, four magazines, seven grenades, one radio set and some explosive material to the troops, they said. Another terrorist identified as Nazir Ahmad, hailing from Awoora village, surrendered to police alongwith an AK assault rifle, five magazines, 100 rounds, two hand grenades and a wireless set on Monday. Ahmad was active in the district for the last couple of years and his surrender had dealt a severe blow to the outfit in the border district of North Kashmir. The surrender of the two terrorists comes close on the heels of surrender of 47 top terrorists in their biggest ever en masse surrender. Two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested by BSF personnel near IB in RS Pura sector of Jammu while they were trying to cross over to Pakistan on Sunday evening.