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Five killed in J&K
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November 12, 2005 20:09 IST

At least five people were killed and several wounded while ultras abducted a person along with his car in separate militancy-related incidents in the Kashmir Valley during the past 24 hours, an official spokesman said Saturday.

Giving details, he said an encounter took place between the 29 Rashtriya Rifles troops and militants at Raipora, Palhalan in Pattan at 1030 hrs.

Two militants, a soldier and a civilian, Aijaz Ahmed Najar, were killed in the fierce gunfight, the spokesman said.

Najar was a resident of Raipora village.

An army major and two civilians also sustained injuries in the attack. The wounded have been hospitalised, he added.

The house of Mohammad Sultan Malla, in which the militants had taken refuge, was severely damaged in the attack, the spokesman said.

Police recovered an unidentified body at village Aayat Mulla in the Bandipora area Friday evening. The deceased was hanged to death.

He said militants hurled a grenade near the Jammu and Kashmir [Images] Bank at the Handwara main chowk Saturday, causing injuries to three people.

The wounded have been hospitalised. The windowpanes of a car also got damaged in the attack.

The spokesman said Tariq Ahmed Dar, a resident of Solina in Srinagar [Images], was kidnapped by the militants along with his Maruti [Get Quote] car, bearing registration number JK-01H 6731, from the gas turbine terminal at Pampore Saturday.

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