Home » News » India » Top Al Badr militant among 4 killed in Kashmir
1-MIN READ

Top Al Badr militant among 4 killed in Kashmir

Top Al Badr militant among 4 killed in Kashmir

Army jawan, Sohan Singh of 52 Rashtriya Rifles, was also killed.

Srinagar: Two militants, including a self-styled commander of Al Badr outfit, and two army jawans were killed in separate encounters in Kashmir valley on Wednesday.

The top Al-Badr commander Abu Hamza was killed in a fierce gunfight with security forces at Amargarh village of Sopore in Baramulla district, official sources said.

Army jawan, Sohan Singh of 52 Rashtriya Rifles, was also killed in the encounter which began last evening and ended this morning, the sources said, adding a AK-47 rifle and four magazines were recovered.

After initial exchange of fire between the two sides, the operation was suspended late last night. At dawn, security forces resumed the operation and killed the lone militant hiding in a house, the sources said.

The sources said another army jawan was killed when militants opened heavy fire on a security search party at Ayatmullah in Bandipora district this morning.
Security forces had moved to the village following specific information about presence of militants in the house of one Abduld Aziz Lone at Lone Mohalla locality of the village.

The sources said security forces returned the fire and a fierce gunbattle was going on between the two sides.

In another encounter that also broke out yesterday at village Bakihara in Handwara area of Kupwara district, an unidentified militant was killed while two securitymen were injured on Wednesday the sources said.

The operation was still continuing.
first published:January 28, 2009, 15:01 IST