Tuesday, February 1, 2000,
Chandigarh, India


J A M M U   &   K A S H M I R

Kashmiri folk dancers dressed in colourful
costumes perform near a larger than life
statue of a Ladakhi woman during a
Press preview of the annual Suraj Kund
Craft mela on Monday.
— Photo by Saab Press

Nine militants killed
Tribune News Service

SRINAGAR, Jan 31 — At least nine militants, two of them foreigners, were killed, while two were apprehended and two others surrendered before security forces in Jammu and Kashmir since yesterday.

  Two militants were killed when security forces laid as ambush in the Diwar area of Lolab in Kupwara district. One of those killed was a foreigner, a police spokesman stated here this evening. Security forces, found one AK rifle, three magazines with 85 rounds, one pistol, two magazines with 14 rounds, a radio set and four hand grenades from the site of the encounter, the police said.

Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces at Shout-Waisu in the Vilgam area of Kupwara district in North Kashmir yesterday. Two AK rifles, four magazines with 75 rounds, 10 kg of RDX and six hand grenades were found from the site of the encounter. The police said the militants were killed in an encounter after they opened fire on the search party last night.

In another encounter at Watnipora in the Naugam area of Baramulla district, two unidentified militants were killed, the police said. The encounter took place when militants opened fire on a search party in the village last night. Reinforcement was brought leading to an encounter with the militants. Security forces found one AK rifle, two magazines, and an ammunition pouch from the site of the encounter.

Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces at Kreeri Budhal in Rajouri district of the Jammu region yesterday. One of them was identified as Hafiz Rashid from Pakistan.

According to a police spokesman two militants of Tehreek-a-Jehadi Islami surrenders before security forces in Baramulla district. They also surrendered two AK rifles and some ammunition before security forces.

In a joint operation launched by the Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir police and security forces, three suspects were held from Hayatpora in the Chadoora area of Budgam district.Top

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