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Five killed, mosque damaged in militant attack in J&K

Source: PTI
November 19, 2005 23:06 IST
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Five persons, including three militants and a security personnel, were killed in Jammu and Kashmir where a mosque suffered damage in an attack by ultras Saturday, a police spokesman said.

The window panes of Jamia Masjid in Sopore town of Baramulla district were damaged when two rifle grenades fired by militants towards a security picket in the town, 55 km from Srinagar, missed target and hit the outer wall of the mosque, the spokesman said.

Two unidentified militants and a security personnel were killed in an encounter at Kitner in Doda district of Jammu, he said adding, another militant owing allegiance to Hizbul Mujahideen was killed in a gunbattle with security forces at Teeli mohalla-Drobgam in Rajpora area of Pulwama district.

One Arshid Ahmed Bhat, who was injured in an exchange of fire between militants and security forces on November 14 in Lal Chowk area of the city, succumbed to his injuries in the hospital Saturday, the spokesman said.

Security forces recovered two kg RDX, two AK rifle magazines, 19 rounds and a grenade from a militant hideout in a village in Rajouri district, he added.

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