Islamic terrorists start targetting innocent Hindu pilgrims to Amarnath, blast on Amarnath route, six terrorists killed in separate incidents
Posted by jagoindia on June 3, 2008
10kg RDX recovered in Jammu
29 May 2008, 1206 hrs IST,PTI
JAMMU: Security forces on Thursday recovered 10 kgs of RDX in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir which they claimed was brought to trigger blasts during the forthcoming Amarnath yatra.
Acting on a tiff off that militants are planning to trigger blasts during Amarnath yatra and are planning to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in this direction, troops launched a search operation at Khari Bujla area in Banihal tehsil of the district, official sources said.
During search, the army recovered 10 kgs of RDX, iron nails, pins and some detonators wrapped in two bags near a tree, they said, adding the operation to track down militants is on.
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, 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.
Six millitants killed in Kashmir
Mon, Jun 2 10:32 PM
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) Four Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) guerrillas were among six militants killed in three separate gun-battles with security forces in the Kashmir Valley Monday.
The police said two top Harkat-ul-Mujaheedin (HuM) militants, identified as Rahimullah and Chotta Sajad, were gunned down by the troops of 57 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and the police in a joint operation at Vijhara in Bandipore district, 57 km from here.
‘Security forces surrounded the village in the (Monday) afternoon and the militants opened fire at the troops. The fire was returned, and in the heavy firing the two militants of HuM were killed,’ a senior police officer said.
He said, ‘Two houses were destroyed in the gunfight that ended in the (Monday) evening.’
The police said four guerrillas of LeT were also killed in two gunfights in Handwara and Wattergam villages in north Kashmir.
Meanwhile, militants tossed a hand grenade at a passing vehicle of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at Kangan on the Srinagar-Amarnath shrine route. However, no one was reported injured in the explosion.
The annual two-month long religious march starts June.