HUJI leader killed in J&K encounter

January 25th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin  

Kishtwar (J&K): Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI) leader and mastermind behind UP blasts, Bashir Ahmed alias Saba, has been killed in an encounter with security forces at Jammu and Kashmirs Kishtawar District.

Ahmed, a resident of Kishtawar district was wanted by Jammu and Kashmir police in connection with serial blasts in three court premises of Uttar Pradesh in November last year which killed a dozen people and injured several others.

Ahmed is also believed to be involved in Hyderabad blasts in August last year, which killed over 50 people.

A satellite phone, a wireless set and some AK rifles were recovered from the slain militant

Bashir Ahmed had been active in Kashmir since 1992 and allegedly trained militants in Pakistan for several years. (ANI)


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