Two militants killed in separate encounters in KashmirJanuary 28th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Jan. 28 (ANI): Two militants including a key Al Badr terrorist, were gunned down in three separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. A soldier also lost his life during one operation.
The first encounter broke out on Tuesday evening when militants, hiding in a house, opened fire on security forces during a search operation in Amargarh village.
The on-off firing operation continued till dawn when security forces killed the lone militant hiding in the house. He was identified as Al Badr ultra Abu Hamza.
In the exchange of fire, a jawan of 52 Rashtriya Rifles Sohan Singh lost his life while another jawan was injured, sources said.
In another encounter at Bakihara village in Kupwara District, an unidentified militant was killed while two security men were injured on Wednesday, the sources said.
Another security operation in North Kashmir’’s Bandipora District is on.
Acting on specific information that a group of militants had taken shelter in a house at Lone Mohallah in Bandipora, police assisted by the Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF surrounded the premises on Wednesday morning.
The hidden militants opened fire on the joint search party, triggering an intense gun battle. (ANI)
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