Militant commits suicide inside mosque in Kashmir

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 21:41

Srinagar: A militant on Wednesday committed suicide
by shooting himself inside a mosque in Sopore town of north
Kashmir`s Baramulla district after he was surrounded by
security forces, a police spokesman said.

Tamir Ahmad Khuroo alias Junaid opened fire on a CRPF
bunker at Arampora in Sopore, 55 kms from here at 11.50 am,
he said.

When a CRPF party led by Sub-Inspector Badloo Ram chased
the militant, he took refuge inside a mosque. As security
forces cordoned off the mosque, the militant shot himself in
his head, the spokesman said.

"A local resident, Mohammad Akbar Sofi, entered the mosque
and confirmed that a body along with a pistol was lying inside
the mosque. The body was removed with the help of two other
civilians and some (Muslim) police personnel," he said.

A pistol with magazine, three empty cartridges and a live
round were recovered from the mosque, he said.

Officials had earlier said that the militant was killed in
an encounter with security forces.

According to the spokesman, the militant was involved in
stone pelting incidents and several cases were registered
against him.

Khuroo had previously worked in the shop of Ubaid Tariq
Untoo, who was involved in firing on a police station in
Sopore recently. Four AK 47 magazines were recovered from that
shop.

For the last three months, Khuroo was working in the
clinic of Dr Mohammad Ramzan Sofi where two militants of LeT
- Kalimullah and Wasim Ganai - were killed on March 12, he
added.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 21:41

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