Three Nepalese, CRPF jawan among five killed in J

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Srinagar, Nov 22 (UNI) Three Nepalese and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were among five people killed while six top militants, including two top commanders, surrendered before the Army even as ultras attacked a legislator across Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours, officials said today.

A police official told UNI on phone from Kargil that three Nepalese were collecting scarp near the Army firing range at Khur Banthal, about 10 km from the main town, early today.

During the scrap collection, a live shell exploded, resulting in on the spot death of the three Nepalese, he added.

CRPF personnel Tejpal Singh of 137 battalion was killed when his service weapon accidentally went off at Hazratbal here today.

Police recovered the slaughtered body of Mohammad Yousuf from the forest area of Lalu Khater in Rajouri district of Jammu region last night. The deceased was abducted by unidentified gunmen on November 15 from his residence at Bassi village.

Two commanders were among six top militants who surrendered before XV Corps General Officer-in-Commanding Lt Gen A S Sekhon at the Victor Force headquarters at Awantipora in south Kashmir today.

Security forces and the police party today busted a militant hideout at Beda Dhok in Gambhir Mugalan near Harni in Gursai area of Poonch district and seized an AK rifle, two magazines, 32 rounds and one UBGL grenade from there.

Suspected militants hurled a hand grenade towards the residence Bandipora legislator at Mader in the district last night.

However, the grenade missed the intented target and exploded on the roadside without causing any damage, police said.

Police seized a live grenade from an open field in Mujgund village which was later defused by a bomb disposal squad.


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