4 militants killed, army bunker attacked in J

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Srinagar, Nov 4 (UNI) Four militants were killed, an army bunker of 41 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) was attacked and a villager abducted in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours, a police spokesman today said.

He said troops challenged two militants at Machil sector in the frontier Kashmir district of Kupwara during a search operation. Both the ultras opened fire on the troops and were killed in the return fire.

Later, two AK 47 rifles, four AK magazines, 168 AK rounds, eight hand grenades, one 7.62 mm pistol with a magazine, seven pistol rounds, one night vision device, one pouch, one shawl, two Balaclavas, one walkman, one transistor, three identity cards and two bags were recovered from their possession.

Security forces and Jammu and Kashmir police in a joint operation killed two Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants in an encounter at Sonar Thawa sector at Thathri in Doda district of Jammu region today.

The militants were identified as Showkat Ali and Abdul Latief, the spokesman said, and added one SLR and one AK rifle were recovered from the site of encounter.

In another incident, unidentified gunmen fired upon an Army Bunker of 41 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) at Kupwara bus stand, injuring solider Vijay Kumar.

Security forces retaliated but the militants managed to escape, he added.

A major tragedy was also averted today when police detected and later defused two live grenades at Ganderbal.

Besides, the spokesman said some unidentified unarmed people kidnapped one Farooq Ahmad Mir at Chek-e-Badwani, Qazigund in south Kashmir.


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