3 Lashkar Militants Killed In Encounter
4 December 2005
Srinagar: At least five persons, including four militants, were killed and 15 injured in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday. The police said three militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed in an encounter with a joint party of the security forces and the police at Kachwan in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district yesterday. They had been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Ayub Dar and Fayaz Ahmad Bhat. Two AK rifles, one pistol, four AK magazines, 40 AK rounds, eight pistol rounds, a wireless set, a remote control device and some incriminating documents had been recovered from the site of the encounter. Militants hurled two hand grenades in Lal Chowk and Batamaloo area here today. Five pedestrians and a security force jawan were injured when the militants lobbed a grenade towards a security picket at the bus stand, Batamaloo this afternoon. A pedestrian and a jawan were injured when the militants hurled a grenade towards a security picket at Hari Singh High Street. A jawan was killed and five others, including four security personnel, were injured when militants hurled a grenade towards a joint patrol party at Lurgam in the Tral area of Pulwama district last evening. One militant, Shoukat Ahmad Yatoo, was killed in an encounter with the security forces at Nambal Nar in Baba Reshi area of Baramula district today, the police said. Unidentified militants shot at and injured Muneer Ahmad Lone, a released upper ground worker of the Hizbul Mujahideen, at his house in the Panzalla area of Baramula district last evening. A carpet weaver, Farooq Ahmad Dar, was injured when the militants fired upon him in the Magam area of Budgam district last evening. JAMMU, (PTI): Militants kidnapped a civilian from a border village in Rajouri district, official sources said here on Sunday. A group of ultras barged into the house of Mohammad Iqbal at Gadyog village in Rajouri district last night and kidnapped him.