‘district commander’, identified as Hanzala, is believed
to be dead in an encounter in the forest area of Handwara
in Kupwara District in the evening of August 2, reports
Daily Excelsior. On a specific information, Army
cordoned off Dudipora village in Handwara. When the
cordon was laid, the militant fired from inside the
house of one Ajaz Ahmad Hajam. The sources further
said that during the encounter the house caught fire.
Police sources said that LeT ‘district commander’ Hanzala
is believed to be dead as the Police and the Army received
information about his presence in the village. The sources
said that Hazala was most wanted militant in the area
and was active for past 2 years.
another of the women injured in the blast inside a tourist
bus in Anantnag District on July 28 succumbed to injuries
on August 1 raising the toll to four. Though initial
reports had suggested that the explosion was caused
by a grenade attack, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir
Range) S M Sahai later said, "As of now it seems
like a cylinder blast, a blast of similar nature had
happened in Baltal as well. But investigation is on
and we are looking at other possible angles as well."
Earlier on July 29 it was reported that two tourists
were killed and four others were injured in a grenade
General of Border Security Force (BSF) U K Bansal said
on August 2 that acts like constructions of tunnels
on the International Border (IB) by the neighbouring
country to facilitate infiltration of militants was
not good for Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) between
the two countries. "The incident had the potential
of vitiating atmosphere between the two countries’’,
Bansal told reporters after inspecting the tunnel at
forward village of Chechwal in Samba sector. He said
the IB was 2400 kilometers long. However, there was
no instrument to monitor activities like digging of
underground tunnels. Earlier, no such tunnel had even
been found on the IB, he added.
reported earlier, authorities on July 28 found a 400-meters
long tunnel, running between India and Pakistan, along
the IB in Samba District of Jammu and Kashmir.