Man shot dead, 2 injured

Security forces at Main Town, Baramulla after killing of a civilian by the militants on Saturday. —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi
Security forces at Main Town, Baramulla after killing of a civilian by the militants on Saturday. —Excelsior/Aabid Nabi

Militants flee from cordon
Fayaz Bukhari
Srinagar, Mar 30: A 35-year old man was killed by militants at Baramulla town in North Kashmir this evening while Army fired at a motor-cyclist and his pillion rider after they failed to stop at a check point in Pulwama.
Arjumand Hussain, 35, alias Raju Mistry, a resident of old town Khawajabagh Baramulla was fired upon by militants in main town Baramulla, leaving him critically injured.
He was shifted to nearby hospital where he was declared as brought dead by the doctors. He was running a medical shop and drug de-addiction centre and was conducting seminars on it.
Two youth, riding a motorcycle, were injured when Army opened fire at them after they allegedly ignored a signal to stop at Bandzoo area of Pulwama in South Kashmir this evening.
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At around 18:15 hours, Army signaled to stop a motorcyclist along with pillion rider at Bandzoo Pulwama. The motorcyclist ignored the signal and tried to flee from the spot after which Army fired few gun shots due to which they suffered injuries. The injured were identified as Aqib Ahad Dar of Ashmander and the motorcyclist Shahid Farooq of Prichoo Pulwa-ma. Both have been shifted to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment
A group of militants fled from the security cordon after a brief exchange of fire in Tangpawa village of Kokernag area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district early today.
A joint operation was launched by Army’s 19RR and SOG Anantnag in Tangawa after having credible input about presence of militants in the area.
As the joint team of security forces approached the suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon security forces triggering a brief exchange of firing.
The cordon was later tightened around the village and massive searches were launched against the militants.
A paramilitary CRPF man was injured after militants today as hurled a grenade on CRPF bunker near SBI Branch in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.
Militants attacked a bunker of paramilitary CRPF 182 Battalion guarding the SBI branch Pulwama. “In the blast, one CRPF man suffered injuries. The injured have been evacuated to hospital for treatment where his condition is said to be stable,” police said.
Security forces launched a hunt to nab the attackers.
A cop was injured after local residents of Hakbara area of Hajin in Bandipora district attacked a police search team this afternoon.
A police party of Hajin today proceeded towards Hakbara village to raid the residential house of Abdul Majeed Dar son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar of Yarbalpora Hakbara.
Soon after the police party reached the village and asked the inmates of the said house that they are going to conduct the searches, some members of house and neighbours assaulted the police party. Police fired around 10 to 12 rounds in air to disperse the villagers.
The injured has been identified as HC Ghulam Mohammad of Police Station Hajin.
A suspicious packet has been recovered by police party from a house and its owner was picked up for questioning.