Search:



The Web

Rediff








 Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS to 7333

Home > News > PTI


Militants try to infiltrate; 1 killed

February 06, 2004 15:29 IST

Four militants and a similar number of jawans have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir since Thursday night.

Security forces early Friday foiled a major infiltration bid by militants -- the second after the declaration of India-Pakistan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.

In a predawn operation, army troops guarding the Line of Control set up a cordon in Bhimbergali area in Poonch district and engaged a group of militants crossing into the state, sources said. One militant was killed in the encounter, which is still on, they added.

Army troops had killed seven militants in the same area on December 17.

Two militants were killed in Sanali top in Surankote belt on Thursday night, the sources said, adding three jawans also died in the encounter.

One more jawan was killed in an ambush in Rajouri district on Thursday night, they said.

Meanwhile, police said the Special Operations Group in a major success gunned down a wanted militant of the Al-Umar Mujaheedin, Rafiq Ahmad, in downtown Srinagar late Thursday.

With Inputs from Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar


7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!

More reports from Jammu and Kashmir
Read about: The Road to Peace | Kargil Crisis

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments




Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article




Related Stories


R-Day: Security forces on alert

6 foreign ultras killed in J&K

All set for talks with Hurriyat



People Who Read This Also Read


Exclusive: Sidhu on the BJP

India's problems are Cong gift

Early polls? Krishna meets CEC







Copyright © 2005 rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.