Two militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir gunfights

April 24th, 2008 - 12:58 am ICT by admin  

Jammu, April 23 (IANS) Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday shot dead two militant commanders in separate gunfights. The police killed Abu Umar, a commander of the militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). Reports said that police, acting on a tip-off, zeroed in on Umar in Narian area of Mendhar in the border district of Poonch, 230 km north of Jammu, Wednesday afternoon.

After a brief gunfight, he was killed. He was wanted in a number of cases of terror attacks in the area.

Meanwhile, defence spokesperson Lt. Col. S.D. Goswami said a top commander of Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen was killed after a gun battle in Reasi district.

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