PDP leader survives militant attack, three killed in J

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Srinagar, Jul 28 (UNI) A senior leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) survived a militant attack on his house while a youth, who was injured in a grenade blast on July 24, died in the hospital today, official sources said.

In other militancy related incidents two militants were killed and explosives and other arms and ammunition were recovered overnight in the state.

They said militants attacked the house of Mohammad Amran Shah, Block President of PDP at Dialgam in south Kashmir district of Anantang with automatic weapons.

The guards posted there also retaliated but the militants managed to escape. No one was injured, they added.

One Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, a local, who was among about 25 people injured in a grenade blast at general bus stand, Batmaloo, on July 24, died in the hospital this morning.

Five members of a Bihari muslim family were also killed in the blast.

An official spokesman said that two militants were killed by security forces in an encounter in the frontier district of Kupwara. One ak rifle, six magzines, 183 rounds of ammunition, one wireless set, one hand grenade, one UBGL with five grenades, one pistol with a magazine and eight rounds were recovered from the slain militants.

The slain militants could not be identified and their bodies were handed over to local Auqaf for burial.

He said security forces arrested a militant Shamim Ahmad Gania along with one pistol, a magzine, seven rounds one IED circuit, two explosive detonators and two kg of explosive at Chaderhama in Pattan area of Baramulla district.

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