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Pak army major among killed infiltrators
Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | July 29, 2006 02:48 IST
A major of the Pakistan army was among the three infiltrators killed in an encounter in Gurez sector of the north Kashmir Baramulla district on July 26.
Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonrl V K Batra told newsmen that Major Mohammad Hyder Turkey alias Abu Bilal a serving major in 9th Baluch batallion of the Pakistan army was among the three slain infiltrators who had crossed over into this side of the Line of Control on Wednesday in Gurez sector.
"The killing of Turkey, a resident of Gujranwalla Pakistan, has confirmed involvement of Pakistan army in the cross border infiltration," the spokesman said.
He identified the other two militants killed in the encounter at Gurez as Mohammad Qasim alias Abu Usman and Mohammad Ayub Khan alias Islam both Pakistan residents.