Militant Among Two Killed
11 December 2005
Srinagar: Two persons, including a militant, were killed while security forces seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition across Jammu and Kashmir since last evening, an official spokesman said today. A powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast rocked the Baramula town late last night, official sources said. They said militants exploded the IED at Khanipora in north Kashmir's Baramula district when a convoy of security forces passed through the area. However, there was no loss of life or property, the sources said. The impact of the blast was so powerful that its sound was heard in the radius of about 5 km. The spokesman said unidentified gunmen shot dead Mohammad Amin Ganai, a butcher, at his shop in Chandilora near Tangmarg last evening. Security forces killed a militant during an encounter at Zangalpora Kulgam village in south Kashmir district of Anantnag last evening. An AK rifle, a hand grenade, one pouch, three magazines and 20 rounds were seized from him, the spokesman added. Security forces seized two hand grenades concealed in a milk container from a matador near the Grid station at Behama Chowk in Ganderbal on the outskirts of Srinagar city. The Jammu and Kashmir police and security forces, in a joint search operation at forest area of Shah Nagari in the frontier district of Kupwara last evening, seized 5 kg of explosives, six UBGL grenades, five hand grenades, one binocular, one pistol, six magazines, two wireless sets, one antenna and 130 rounds. Security forces also seized four RPG rockets, four UBGLs, six grenades, three magazines and about 350 rounds from a militant hideout at Budhal in Rajouri district of the Jammu region. Security forces also seized fake currency of Rs 1.64 lakh from a Maruti van which was on its way to Baramula from Kupwara at Ladoora.