Three Guerrillas and a Civilian Die in Kashmir Gunfight

Srinagar, Sep 28 (IANS) Three separatist guerrillas and a local resident were killed in south Kashmir's Pulwama district in a gunfight between security forces and the guerrillas Monday, an official said.

"Three terrorists including two Pakistanis and a local terrorist were killed in an encounter between the security forces and the terrorists in Amlar (Tral) village of Pulwama district today," a senior police officer told IANS here.

The officer also said one local woman died in the crossfire between the security forces and the guerrillas.

"Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) challenged a group of terrorists in the village who resorted to indiscriminate firing at the surrounding security men, triggering an encounter this morning."

"Two foreign terrorists identified as Zahid alias Abu Shahid of Multan (Pakistan), another Pakistan resident Abu Dujana and local terrorist Mehraj-ud-Din alias Chota have been killed in this encounter," the officer added.

All the three slain guerrillas belonged to the Lashkar-e-Toiba group.

"The two foreign terrorists killed in the encounter were potential fidayeen and were planning to carry out a suicide attack in (Jammu and Kashmir summer capital) Srinagar," police said.


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