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3 foreign militants among 4 killed and 19 injured in J and K

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Srinagar, Dec 5 (UNI) Three foreign militants, including one who had killed more than half a dozen security personnel, were among four people killed and 19 wounded in Jammu and Kashmir overnight, official sources said.

They said militants hurled a hand grenade towards a security forces vehicle this afternoon. However, it missed the intended target an exploded on the roadside injuring 20 people.

The injured were admitted to different hospitals. Two of the critically wounded -- Masooma Hussan and Habibullah -- were shifted to Srinagar. One of the injured Muneer Ahmad later died in the hospital. Security forces present in the area also fired a few shots in the air.

A police spokesman said Muneer was trying to lob a grenade towards security forces when it exploded in his hands.

One militant was killed in an encounter with police at Bandipora, about 55 km from here in North Kashmir district of Baramulla.

Later, the slain militant was identified as Guladeen Khan alias Mosa, a resident of Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He was involved in the killing of state police and CRPF personnel at Batmaloo, Dalgate, Lal Chowk and near Shakti Sweets in the city during the past six months.

He was also involved in other militancy related incidents.

One SOG jawan Balraj Singh was injured who has been hospitalised.

One pistol with magazine and two hand grenades were recovered from the slain militant.

Security forces and police also killed two militants of Al-Badr outfit identified as Abu Omar and Abu Tarab in an encounter at Rafiabad in the Baramulla district. The encounter ensued after a joint search party was attacked by militants hiding there. Two ak rifles and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.

A report from Baramulla said security forces and police launched a joint search operation at Ajar Bandipora village, this morning.

The operation was launched after a tip off was received about the presence of militants there.

UNI BAS LS KN1801

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