Two militants and soldiers killed in Hajin gunfight

first_imgTwo militants and two soldiers were killed in an early morning operation in north Kashmir’s Bandipora area on Wednesday.A police official said security forces, comprising of army and local police, sealed off Rakh (Paribal), Hajin, around 5 a.m. The operation was launched after “follow up of inputs about the presence of a large group of armed militants in the area.”In the initial exchange of firing, two militants were killed. “However, two soldiers also sustained injuries, who succumbed later [sic],” said the official.Both militants are believed to be associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba. The search operation is on as the firing from both sides have stopped. “It was an intense operation. Two members of the army’s Air Force Garud were killed,” army spokesperson told The Hindu. On September 27, a BSF jawan, who was home on a leave, was killed by militants in Hajin.last_img read more

Fan Violence Costs Panathinaikos

first_imgATHENS — Panathinaikos has been docked three points and fined for the fan violence that forced the referee to abort a Greek league match against Olympiacos.Panathinaikos forfeited the game and was fined 190,000 euros ($200,000). The club will also have to play its next four home matches behind closed doors.The decision follows the violence of Nov. 22, when home fans clashed with police before the game and threw flares at Olympiacos players as they walked out onto the field, injuring two people.Panathinaikos is now fifth in the Greek league standings with 19 points from 12 games. Olympiacos leads with 36 points.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img