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Militants kill 12 villagers in Kashmir

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | June 26, 2004 09:31 IST
Last Updated: June 26, 2004 12:24 IST

Twelve people, including 10 members of a village defence committee, were killed when militants attacked Mardhar village in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir late on Friday night.

A woman and a child were also killed in the attack.

A senior police officer said heavily armed militants attacked the village, about 20 km from Surankote town, and engaged the VDC members in a pitched battle.

There is no information as yet if any militant was killed in the firing.

Senior army and police officers have rushed to the spot.
A helicopter has been arranged to bring the injured to the Jammu Medical College hospital.

Village defence committees were constituted and provided with arms and ammunition by the state government to protect remote villages from militant attacks.

The 10 VDC members killed in Mardhar were all Muslims.

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Sub: Where are our so called secular leaders

One militant killed in police encounter i Ahmedbad. There is lot of hue and cry from NHRC to our so called secular leaders. So far ...

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June 26 I am surprised that people like Nallathamby preach cleansing with water & reading religious scripture. Its like asking Cheetah to take Honey & ...

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Sub: Militants kill 12 villagers

Dear readers, Villagers are becoming easy prey to the militants. It appears to be the Friday night fever to the militants. Mahatma Gandhi is the ...

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Such incidents are normal in Kashmir. Innocents will be slaughtered and Indian government will keep preaching about peace and harmony like always. After all our ...

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Sub: Where is NHRC

Where are The NHRC members and so called secular party leaderswho were shouting on killing of four suspect millitant in ahmedabad?

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