Publish Date: Apr 30 2006 12:00PM
Srinagar, Apr 29: A battalion commander of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and a civilian were killed in separate incidents across the state since Friday night.
Troops and police in a joint operation killed the battalion commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen at Samboora Pampore (Pulwama) on Friday night.
Police said the troops of 55 RR and police raided the house of Showkat Ahmad Bhat son of late Jalal-ud-Din where the battalion commander of HM Bilal Ahmad Dar alias Mustafa son of Nazir Ahmad had taken shelter.
“An encounter took place and during the ensuing encounter, the battalion commander was killed,” the police said. The house was also damaged in the encounter. Police claimed recovery of arms and ammunition from the encounter site.
Police claimed the slain militant was involved in the killing of NC worker Ghulam Rasool Gayur of Ratnipora and many police officers.
Meanwhile, unidentified gunmen shot dead Bashir Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Ahmad of Astan Mohalla Naidkhai (Varmul) on Saturday. The deceased, according to the police, was a scooter mechanic.
A woman sustained injuries in the exchange of fire between militants and troops at village Potshahi Segam on Saturday morning. The injured woman has been identified as Mst Zarifa of Kanthpora. She has been hospitalized.
Three persons were injured when the service rifle of police constable Pervez Ahmad posted outside Handwara main gate accidentally went of on Saturday.
According to KNS the wounded were traveling in a bus (JKD-8508). They have been identified as Altaf Ahmad Parray son of Abdul Ahad of Chuntipora Mawar Handwara, Bashir Ahmad Gazi son of Muhammad Yousuf of Sopur and Raheela daughter of Ismail.
The police constable was detained after the incident, the KNS added.