Thursday, March 7, 2002, Chandigarh, India

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J A M M U   &   K A S H M I R

JCO among 14 killed in J&K

Srinagar, March 6
Three security personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and 10 militants, were among 14 persons killed while troops captured two ultras in Jammu and Kashmir overnight.

A report from Baramula said militants attacked an Army convoy at Larihama-Rafiabad in the district this morning killing the Army subedar on the spot. A massive hunt has been launched to nab the ultras.

The report said three militants were killed in a gunfight at Vilgam village in Kupwara.

Militants attacked a BSF patrol party at Wagad-Tral in Pulwama district last night with automatic weapons. The BSF party retaliated and in the shoot out a jawan was killed and three others were wounded. The militants, however, managed to escape.

An official spokesman said an encounter took place between militants and the security forces at Malwan Kulgam in South Kashmir district of Anantnag last night during a search operation, in which a militant, Nazir Ahmad Wagay, alias Junaid, and a civilian, Mohammad Akbar Naikoo, were killed.



Another militant was killed by the security forces at Soaf Shali Kokernag in the same district. An AK rifle, two magazines and a telescope were recovered from the site of the encounter.

The security forces also gunned down three militants at the Kandi forest in the frontier district of Kupwara last evening.

Troops killed a militant each at Hari Budha and Sangiote in Poonch district of the Jammu region last night. A jawan lost his life while another was injured in the clashes. Some arms and ammunition were also recovered from them.

The security forces arrested two militants and recovered a pistol two magazines, 16 rounds and eight grenades in Baramula and Kupwara districts. UNI

Abdul Gain Bhat (L), chairman of the All-Parties Hurriyat Conference, makes a point as David Kuhri, First Secretary of the British High Commission in India, looks on during their meeting in Srinagar on Wednesday. Bhat briefed Kuhri of the situation in the troubled region of Kashmir. — Reuters photo

Hindu activists in Poonch region of Jammu and Kashmir organise a prayer for peace in the communal violence-torn Gujarat.
A two-member delegation led by British High Commissioner Rob Young meets All-Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Abdul Ghani Bhat in Srinagar.
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