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Three militants among 4 killed; arms, ammunition seized in JK

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Apr 10 (UNI) Four people, including three militants, were killed while troops seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including 500 kg of explosives and 70 grenades in Jammu and Kashmir today, an official spokesman said.

In a joint operation, security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir police seized 500 kg of explosive material, 50 IEDs, 25 detonators, seven AK 47 rifles, four UBGL launchers, 50 UBGL grenades, 20 hand grenades, six magazines, one radio set, one gunny bag of Russian primers for IEDs and 300 rounds of AK rifles from the house of Abdul Salam Wani at Lullipora village in Pattan area of north Kashmir during a search operation followed by a tip off today.

The house owner was arrested and handed over to Pattan police station, the spokesman said.

He said the information revealed that these arms, ammunition and explosives were brought in recently to cause disruption in the April 24 by-elections in Pattan constituency of Baramulla district.

In another operation, police seized three explosive devices, weighing about 150 kg, from Surgam forest area in the frontier district of Kupwara today.

Two security personnel were wounded when militants hurled a hand grenade towards them at Batamaloo here last night.

Troops of 3 Para killed two foreign militants of Talibani group at Sukhnai village in Warvan area of Doda district today during an encounter.

The slain ultras were identified as Mustakin and Commando, both residents of Pakistan, the spokesman said, adding an AK-56 rifle and a pistol were seized from them.

Security forces shot dead a Hizbul Mujahideen ultra, Fayaz Ahmad, after a brief encounter at Ahmadabad village in Kulgam area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district early today, he said.

The encounter erupted after a search party was attacked by the militants, the spokesman added.

Police recovered the throat-slit body of Sabzar Ahmad Gatoo near Islamia Higher Secondary School, Bijbehara in south Kashmir today.

The deceased, an employee of the state forest department, was a released militant of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.

A Harkat-Ul-Jehadi-Islami (HUJI) militant surrendered before the security forces at Kakarwagan Chatroo along with an AK rifle, three magazines, 67 rounds, one hand grenade and one stamp pad.


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