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Militant killed, HM woman activist nabbed in J

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Apr 26 (UNI) Security forces killed a militant and arrested a Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) woman upperground activist and seized a cache of arms in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours.

An official spokesman said security forces shot dead a militant during an encounter at village Dessa Sumber last evening and seized an AK rifle, four magazines, two hand grenades, one wireless set, one mobile phone, two sim cards and 87 rounds from him.

Militants shot at and wounded Shamim Ahmad at Bishember Nagar near here this afternoon.

Shamim was immediately rushed to a hospital, the spokesman said.

As per a delayed report, security forces seized one bold action rifle (8mm), two magazines, 20 rounds, one pistol, six Improvised Explosive Devices, one wireless set, one battery and one VHF FM trans-receiver at Lahan near Sona Gali in Mendhar area of Poonch district on April 22.

Rashtriya Rifles (RR) troops and Jammu and Kashmir police, in a joint operation yesterday, arrested Dilshada Bano along with one wireless set at Rajpora, a defence spokesman said.

She was working for HM Batallion Commander Kafil alias Sona Sheikh, who is active in Handwara and other areas of Kupwara.

The spokesman said her suspicious behaviour prompted the security forces to closely examine her movements. On being questioned, the girl admitted that she was working for Kafil. On further questioning by the Mahila (women) Police, Dilshada Bano said she was forced to work and provide assistance to Kafil and his associates.

During the last fortnight, RR troops had arrested two more overground workers in the area, believed to be close to Kafil.


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