Bandipore: One Militant Killed, Another Holed Up In Mosque18 October 2010
The Indian Express
Srinagar: An injured militant and the Army troops were locked in a standoff till late on Monday in north Kashmir’s Bandipore town. The militant is holed up in a mosque following the death of his associate in an encounter that started Monday morning at Barzulla village in Bandipore. The encounter started when militants opened fire on the soldiers. In the retaliatory fire, one militant was killed and another got injured.The Army has cordoned off the mosque and asked the locals to try and persuade the injured militant to surrender. “The stand-off continues,” Superintendent of Police (SP), Bandipore, Sheikh Junaid said. “Since it is dark now, we have secured the area and stopped the operation for night”. Junaid said the body of the killed militant has been recovered and papers found on him identifies him as Abu Dawood.