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JK: Six militants killed; blast on Amarnath route

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | June 02, 2008 22:32 IST

Six militants were killed across Kashmir in separate incidents on Monday. The police said that two militants of the Harkatul Mujaheedin were killed in a fierce encounter with troops of 57 Rashtriya Rifles and the police at Vijhara village in Bandipore district on Monday evening.

The encounter started this afternoon, when RR troops and police surrounded the village, after receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants.

Four Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in two separate encounters in the Wattergam and Chuntipora villages of north Kashmir today. Local residents at Wattergam held a protest demonstration in the village.

Some militants also threw a hand grenade at a police vehicle on the strategic north Kashmir Amarnath Cave Shrine route on Monday evening.

The police said that militants targeted a passing police vehicle in Kangan town, 38 kms from Srinagar [Images], in the evening.
The grenade, which missed the target, exploded in the main market.

Kangan is located in north Kashmir's Ganderbal district, on the route to the Amarnath cave shrine. The annual pilgrimage is scheduled to begin on June 18.