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J&K: 1 killed, 14 hurt in militant attack

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | June 16, 2006 00:29 IST

One villager was murdered and 14 others were beaten up bymilitants in Neoch village, Udhampur district, Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night. The militants also cut the tongues, ears and noses of two other persons.

Asenior police officer told thatmilitants slit the throatof one villager identified as 60-year-old Abdul Ahad.

He said a group of heavily armed militants dragged15men from their homes and took them into the deep of the forest on Wednesday night where they slit the throat ofAhad and ruthlessly beat up 14 villagers, six ofwhom received critical injuries.

The militants cut the tongues, ears and noses of two villagers.

Their condition is stated to be critical. Police said the militants suspected thevillagers of being security force informers.

Before fleeing, the militants also set ablaze the summer hutments of the villagers in Neoch village near Mahore.

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