Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

August 16th, 2008 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS  


Jammu, Aug 16 (IANS) Two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants were killed Saturday morning in a gun battle with paramilitary troopers in a remote hillside village in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. A huge quantity of arms and ammunition were seized, an official said. The troopers of 11 Rashtriya Rifles, acting on a tip off, raided the militants’ hideout in Haroo-Mahore village in Kishtwar, about 240 km north-east of the state’s winter capital Jammu early Saturday morning, defence spokesperson Lt. Col. S.D. Goswami told IANS.

“After a gun fight of nearly one hour, two militants were killed. They belong to Hizb-ul-Mujahideen,” he said.

He also said that a huge quantity of arms and ammunition including two AK-47 assault rifles and grenades were found at the encounter site.

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