4 killed in violence in India-controlled Kashmir

16:48, April 24, 2010      

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Two militants and two civilians were killed in militancy related incidents in India-controlled Kashmir Friday and Saturday, defence officials and police said.

The two militants were killed Saturday morning in a gunfight with a party of Indian Army in Gandoh area of Doda district, around 220 km northeast of Jammu, the winter capital of India- controlled Kashmir.

Two civilians including an activist of a pro-Indian political party were gunned down by suspected militants on Friday in Baramulla district, northwest of Srinagar, the summer capital India-controlled Kashmir.

"A search operation was carried out by Army on specific operation in the area. The search party came under fire, which was retaliated. In the ensuing gunfight two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were killed. Both have been identified as local recruits," said Lt. Col. Biplab Nath, defense spokesman based in Jammu.

The officials have also claimed recovery of two assault rifles and some ammunition from the site of encounter.

On Friday, suspected militants barged into house of pro-Indian National Conference activist Sonaullah War and killed him on the spot, while leaving his son injured at village Hajin of Baramulla, 40 km north of Srinagar, said police.

A local cable operator was shot dead by suspected militants Friday evening in Sopore town of Barmulla district, 50 km northwest of Srinagar city.

Police registered both the cases and started investigations to arrest the assailants.

Source: Xinhua


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