Abducted class XII student killed; two ultras held in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 27 (UNI) The Jammu and Kashmir police today recovered the body of an abducted class XII student and arrested two militants while ultras attacked security forces across the Valley during the past 24 hours, an official spokesman said today.

Police recovered the body of Owais Rasool Shah, a class XII student and a resident of Dooru in Apple-rich Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

Suspected militants had abducted Shah last night, he said.

Militants attacked police personnel when they raided the residence of Bashir Ahmad Dar at Rusoo in Beerwah area of central Kashmir district of Badgam last evening.

Police also retaliated, but the militants managed to escape.

Later one UBGL grenade was recovered seized the house.

Police arrested two militants Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat and Javed Ahmad Mallah at Waripora in Handwara area of Kupwara district.

Militants hurled a hand grenade towards a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) picket near the Sopore bus stand last evening. However, the grenade exploded on the roadside at a distance without causing any damage, the spokesman added.

Meanwhile, a fierce encounter erupted between militants holed up in a house and security forces in north Kashmir, police said.

They said personnel of the Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and 52 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) launched a joint operation at Chenad village in Baramulla district this afternoon following a tip-off.

When the security forces were about to storm the house of Ghulam Hassan Lone, they came under heavy fire from militants hiding there.

Security forces further tightened the cordon around the house.

Efforts were on to force the militants to surrender, police said, adding residents of nearby houses were evacuated to safer places.

Police believed that two militants had taken refuge in the house.

This was the fourth such incident in north Kashmir during the past one month. In three previous gunfights, more than a dozen militants and several security men, including a major, were killed.

UNI

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