Five Terrorists Among Eight Killed In J&K
10 September 2006
The Times of India
Srinagar: Eight persons, including five militants of the banned Hizb-ul- Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-toiba outfits were killed and two policemen injured, while two civilian hostages were rescued from ultras in separate incidents across Jammu and Kashmir since Saturday night. Hizbul militant Mubashar Ahmad was killed in an encounter with security forces during search operations at Dadaran-Kulgam in Anantnag district, a spokesman said. The militant was hiding inside a mud-house and had taken two civilians hostage who were rescued by security forces before they engaged him in a gunfight. An AK rifle, two magazines and seven rounds were recovered from the possession of the slain militant, the spokesman said. Security forces killed another Hizbul militant Mohammad Yaseen Pathan in an encounter at village Dunadoo in Pulwama district last night. One AK rifle and some ammunition were recovered from him. Two LeT militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces at Kasblari in Poonch district last night, he said, adding that one of the slain ultras has been identified as Saiful Rehman while the identity of his associate is being ascertained. Recoveries from the site of the encounter include two AK-56 rifles with its six magazines and 36 rounds, one pistol, one radio set and two pouches, he said. In another encounter, Pakistani militant and Indian security personnel were killed at Mathori in Doda district last night.