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12 militants killed in J&K encounters

September 13, 2003 10:10 IST

Twelve militants were killed on Saturday in four encounters with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, where a major infiltration bid was foiled along the Line of Control.

Also see: 4 soldiers killed in suicide attack| Counter-insurgent killed

Security forces laid an ambush in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district and shot dead four infiltrators along the Line of Control early in the morning, official sources said.

Three militants were killed in an exchange of fire in Kalaroos area of the district, they said.

In Baramulla district, three militants, including a Pakistani national identified as Zahid Iqbal, were killed in Hyderbaigh-Wusan area.

A defence spokesman in Delhi said the militants were Pakistani nationals and a large number of arms and ammunition
were seized from the encounter site.

In another exchange of fire lasting almost four hours, two militants were killed in Poonch district.

The gun battle broke out when a patrol party intercepted the militants near Betar around 0300 IST.

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Sub: 12 militants killed

The Rediff is calling these scums 'militants' is not surprising at all. Actually all the major english print media call them so. Though Rediff does ...

Posted by Abhik Ray Chaudhury

Sub: Militants

This people are Terriost not militants, it has become like a cancer & we have to operate it from the root.

Posted by Suresh

Sub: lesson

we need to teach pakistanis a lesson not to dare enter Indian territory

Posted by Anand

Sub: militants??????

Why is Rediff calling these people militants and not terrorists? Please lets not be polite to these people at least.

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