Two ultras slain, two hideouts smashed in Kashmir valley

Last Updated: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 17:57

Srinagar: Two militants were killed in a
fierce gunbattle with security forces who smashed two ultra
hideouts and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in
Kashmir valley on Saturday.

Security forces, acting on a specific information that
some militants were hiding in Shah Nagri Forest in Handwara,
some 80-km from here, cordoned off the area, official sources
said.

As the troops zeroed in on the militants, they opened
fire triggering a gunbattle in which two ultras were killed,
they said.

The identity and group affiliations of the slain ultras
were yet to be ascertained, the sources said.

Security forces also busted two militant hideouts and
seized a large quantity of arms and ammunition in the valley.

A hideout each was smashed in Tral belt in Southern
Pulwama and in Kangan area in Ganderbal district, the sources
said.

The seizure included two rifles, five rockets, several
hand grenades, an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL), an IED
fitted on a gas cylinder, a Pak-made pistol and an AK magazine
with 14 rounds.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 17:57

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