Army jawan injured in militant attack in Kishtwar
Last Updated: Monday, August 10, 2009, 12:34
Jammu: An Army jawan was injured when two Hizbul Mujahideen militants fired on him after storming into his house in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.

The militants -- Rizwan and Hafeez -- barged into the house of Sepoy Ishtiyaq Ahmed Bhat of 159 Territorial Army battalion in Paith village in Madwa belt of Kishtwar last night, they said.

They opened fire on the jawan, injuring him, police said adding that the duo later escaped from the spot.

Armymen and police rushed to the scene after getting information from the family and shifted the injured jawan to a nearby medical centre. Bhat, who had come on leave from Assam three days ago, was airlifted to the Command Hospital in Udhampur today.

Police have arrested one Hizbul overground worker Ashaq and has launched a hunt for another person named Gulam Mohdmmad, who allegedly hatched a conspiracy with militants to eliminate the jawan, they said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 10, 2009, 12:34

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