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  • Jammu and Kashmir: 2 Hizbul militants killed by security forces

    Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including PhD scholar-turned-terrorist Manan Bashir Wani, were killed Thursday during an encounter with security forces at Handwara in frontier district of north Kashmir, officials said.

  • 26/11 mastermind’s kin among six ultras killed

    Srinagar : Six Pakistani militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), including the nephew of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, were gunned down in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday in an encounter in which an IAF Garud commando was also killed, officials said. Apart from Lakhvi’s nephew, two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commanders were also among the militants killed by the security forces, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police (DGP), S P Vaid,

  • Army foils infiltration bid, 3 militants killed

    Srinagar : Three heavily-armed militants were killed in a gunbattle in the Kupwara district on Wednesday as the Army foiled the third major infiltration bid in less than a fortnight along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir, a senior official said.

  • Firing by Pakistan

    Gunfight in Kashmir

    Srinagar : A gunbattle broke out on Friday between security forces and hiding militants in the densely forested Wanigah area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir, police said.  “The gunfight started after the killing of Colonel Santosh Mahadik in the same area in a gunfight with the militants,” a senior police official told IANS in Srinagar. “Security forces cordoned off the forest area, deploying para commandos and helicopters to ensure the hiding militants do

  • Army pays floral tributes to martyred Colonel Santosh Mahadik

    Srinagar: Army today paid floral tributes to Col Santosh Mahadik, Commanding Officer of 41 Rashtriya Rifles, who was killed while battling militants near Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Tributes to the valour and sacrifice of the late officer were paid in a solemn ceremony held at Badami Bagh Cantonment here. Top army officers including, Northern Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda, and officers from BSF and Jammu and Kashmir Police laid

  • 1 jawan injured in grenade attack by militants in Kupwara

    Srinagar: An Army jawan was today injured in a grenade attack by militants on a picket in Kupwara town of north Kashmir, police said. Some unidentified militants hurled a grenade on a bunker of 41 Rashtriya Rifles at old bus stand in the town, about 90 kms from here, around 1440 hours, a police officer said. He said the grenade exploded near the picket causing minor injuries to a jawan who has been shifted to

  • Ceasefire, Pakistan

    Encounter in Uri in North Kashmir

    Srinagar: An encounter broke out today between militants and security forces near the Line of Control in Uri area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The exchange of fire started at around 7 AM after security forces launched a search operation in Qazimar area following information about presence of militants there, an army officer said. There was no immediate report of any casualties, he said.

  • Ceasefire

    Three militants killed in encounter

    Srinagar: Three militants were killed today in an encounter with the army in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. The encounter began last night after troops launched a  search operation in Khumhair forests of Handwara tehsil, 100 kms from here, following information about the presence of the militants, an army official said. “Three terrorists have been killed while one soldier has sustained injuries during the operation,” the official said. He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants

  • Terror hideout busted near LoC

    Srinagar : Security forces confirmed Friday that they had busted a terrorist hideout near the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir. According to a television channel report, arms and ammunition were found dumped in the area. Among the arms recovered were two rifles and 12 grenades. Search operations of the area are underway on the basis of intelligence inputs received. Further details are awaited.

  • Pak claims shooting down Indian drone

    Islamabad : The Pakistan army does not seem to care two hoots for its civilian government. After the ice-breaking meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Ufa, Russia, the Pakistan Army on Wednesday was pointing an accusing finger at its counterpart across the LOC.

  • Militant Killed,

    Sopore: Ex-militant shot dead; fourth killing in last 7 days

    Srinagar: The terror of targeted killings continued in Sopore today as suspected militants shot dead a man in the fourth such attack in the north Kashmir town in the last seven days and the second since yesterday. According to police, Aijaz Ahmad Reshi, a former militant, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his residence in the Mundji locality of Sopore town. No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the attack. This is fourth

  • A Kashmiri woman cries next to the body of a youth at a hospital in Srinagar who was killed in an attack on a telecom company’s outlet by suspected militants on Monday.

    Militants target telecom staff in J-K, cells go off air

    Srinagar : A spate of attacks against telecom employees and those who have rented out space for installation of mobile towers in their fields has thrown the communication system in north Kashmir’s Baramulla into disarray.

  • Policeman, killed, Encounter, Kashmir

    Policeman killed in encounter in Baramulla district

    Srinagar: A policeman was killed and two other persons were injured in an encounter with militants in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today, police said. Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in Kunzer village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said. He said a gun battle broke out when militants opened firing on the security forces, who retaliated.

  • Indian Army firing

    Encounter in Baramulla district

    Srinagar: A gunbattle broke out between militants and security forces in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today. Acting on a tip off about presence of militants in Kunzer village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said. He said a gun battle broke out when militants opened firing on the security forces, who retaliated. No casualties have been reported in the incident so far, the official said, adding intermittent exchange of

  • Militants attack

    Two militants killed in encounter in Baramulla

    Srinagar: Two militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. On specific information about the presence of militants in Thak-Gund village in Sopore, a joint team of army and police began a search operation this morning, a police spokesman said. As the security forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants opened fire on them triggering an encounter in which two militants were killed. The spokesman said the identity and

  • Indian Army firing

    Encounter breaks out in Baramulla

    Srinagar: An encounter broke out today between security forces and militants in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. On specific information about the presence of militants in Thak-Gund Village of Sopore area of the district, a joint team of army and police began a search operation this morning, police said. They said as the security forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants opened fire on them triggering an encounter. Firing was going on till

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