Militant killed, ultras plan to blast foiled in Kashmir
Srinagar, Jan 13: A militant was killed and a plan by ultras tocause blast ahead of Republic Day was foiled by the security forces inthe Kashmir valley, official sources said today.
They said a a joint search operation was conducted by police andsecurity forces at Sumbler in Bandipora in north Kashmir district ofBaramulla early this morning. However, when the security forces wereabout to storm a particular house, they came under heavy fire frommilitants hiding there. The fire was returned, and in the fierce clash,one militant was killed. An AK rifle and other arms and ammunition wererecovered from the slain militant.
Sources said in another joint operation, security forces recovereda powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from the house of one AliMohammad Tantray at Handwara in the frontier district of Kupwara.
They said militants were planning to detonate the IED ahead of Republic Day to target security forces and cause panic.