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1 month ago
Major, soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) An Indian Army Major and a soldier were killed on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district in an ambush by the Hizbul Mujahideen, which earlier lost two of its men to security forces in Kulgam district, officials said. The Hizbul claimed responsibility for the attack on an Army patrol in Zaipora village which left Major Kamlesh Pandey, Sepoy Tanzin and Sepo...

1 month ago
Army Major, soldier killed in Hizbul ambush in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) An Indian Army major and a soldier were killed early on Thursday in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. The Hizbul Mujahideen outfit claimed responsibility for the attack. Police sources said militants ambushed an army patrol in Zaipora village. Three soldiers including Major Kamlesh Pandey, Sepoy Tanzin and Sepoy Kripal Singh were in...

1 month ago
Two militants killed in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 3 (IANS) Two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) outfit were killed on Thursday by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. Police said the militants were killed in an operation by the security forces in Gopalpora village in Kulgam district. Two weapons have been recovered from the slain militants, a police officer said. One o...

1 month ago
Militants kill policeman in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) Militants on Wednesday shot dead a policeman riding a motorcycle in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. Constable Gowhar Ahmad Tantray was targed in Yaripora area. He was immediately shifted to hospital but doctors declared him dead. The constable was posted with the Special Operations Group of the state police in south Kashmir's Shopian dis...

2 months ago
CRPF trooper injured in Kashmir grenade attack

Srinagar, July 15 (IANS) A CRPF trooper was injured on Saturday in a grenade attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. Police said militants lobbed a grenade at a security force check post in Laroo village of Kulgam, and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel sustained splinter injuries in the blast. He has been admitted to hospital for ...

3 months ago
Killing of Kashmiri policemen a cowardly act: Jaitley

New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday offered condolences to the families of six policemen killed by militants near Achabal in south Kashmir on Friday, terming the attack as a cowardice act. Killing of six policemen by terrorists in #Achabal is a cowardice act. My condolences to the bereaved families. Salute to martyrs, Jaitley posted on his Twitter handle.<...

3 months ago
Militants offer 'gun salute' at LeT commander's funeral in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Several armed militants on Saturday appeared at the funeral of Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Junaid Mattoo in south Kashmir's Kulgam district and offered a gun salute as tens of hundreds attended the funeral. Mattoo was killed along with two of his associates in Arwani village of the district district in a gunfight with the security forces on Friday. He...

3 months ago
Bodies of three militants recovered in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 17 (IANS) Bodies of three militants, including top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Junaid Mattoo, were recovered by the security forces on Saturday in south Kashmir's Kulgam district where a gunfight took place the previous day. The bodies of the three militants who were killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Arwani village were recovered, a police spoke...

3 months ago
Top LeT commander killed in Kulgam, 6 policemen killed in revenge attack

Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Police on Friday killed a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo, and his associate in Arwani village of south Kashmir Kulgam district, provoking stone pelting on security forces by villagers trying to shield the militants. In a reprisal attack on police, LeT militants ambushed a police jeep and killed six policemen, including a Station House Officer, and disf...

3 months ago
Two LeT militants, one civilian killed in Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Two militants, including a commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, an official said. One civilian was also killed in the operation. A joint team of security forces surrounded two houses in Arwani village of Kulgam district. When the forces closed in on the hiding mil...

3 months ago
Two LeT militants killed in Kulgam gunfight

Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) Two militants including a commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in south Kashmir's Kulgam district. Security forces surrounded two houses in Arwani village of Kulgam district. When the forces closed in on the hiding militants they opened fire triggering an encounter, police said. Two militants ...

3 months ago
Gunfight in J&K between security forces, militants

Srinagar, June 16 (IANS) A gunfight began on Friday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, officials said. Police said that security forces closed in on Arwani village in Kulgam district following specific information about the presence of militants there. As the security forces closed on the hiding militants, they fired at the security ...

3 months ago
Constable shot dead in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) A policeman was on Thursday shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. Constable Shabir Ahmad Dar was shot by militants near his home in Boguld village in Kulgam. He was rushed to the district hospital but was declared dead on arrival, a police officer said. The constable received multiple bullet injuries. --IANS

3 months ago
Two soldiers killed in Kashmir attack

Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) At least two Indian Army soldiers were killed and three wounded on Saturday when militants attacked a military vehicle on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Kulgam district. According to defence sources, two soldiers who sustained critical injuries succumbed later. The other injured have been airlifted to Srinagar for treatment. The convoy was heading ...

3 months ago
Soldier killed in Kashmir attack

Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier was killed and five others injured on Saturday when militants attacked a military vehicle on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Kulgam district, police said. According to defence sources, the soldier succumbed to his injuries. The convoy was heading to Srinagar from Jammu when the incident occurred in Hillar area. Follow...

3 months ago
6 soldiers injured in militant attack in Kulgam

Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) At least six soldiers were injured on Saturday when militants attacked an army vehicle on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Kulgam district. Police said militants fired at a vehicle in Hillar (Qazigund) area of the district. The injured have been shifted to hospital. One soldier sustained critical injuries, police said. --IANS

4 months ago
Search operation called off in J&K

Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) A cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday was called off to avoid a face-off with the civilian protestors. Police said the cordon and search operation started in two villages of Heff and Shirmaal was called off in order to avoid civilian casualties or injuries. Over 1,000 security men including the Army, the paramil...

4 months ago
Massive search operation on in J&K's Shopian

Srinagar, May 17 (IANS) Security forces on Wednesday started another massive cordon and search operation in a Jammu and Kashmir village in Shopian district as a stone pelting mob tried to disrupt the operation. Police said security forces surrounded Heff-Shirmaal village in the morning following reports of militants hiding there. As the security forces tightened the cordon to lau...

4 months ago
Army school renamed after Ummer, family given Rs 75 lakh cheque

Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) The Army on Saturday said a school had been renamed after Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz -- killed by militants in south Kashmir -- and his family handed over a cheque for Rs 75 lakh. The cheque for Rs 75 lakh was from the Army Group Insurance Fund, apart from another cheque for Rs one lakh from the martyr's regiment -- Rajputana Rifles. Major General B.S. Raju, t...

4 months ago
Posters of militants who killed Ummer Fayaz released by police

Srinagar, May 12 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday released the posters of three militants, saying they were responsible for the killing of Kashmiri army officer Ummer Fayaz. Police said these three militants were part of the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfits. The three militants whose photographs appear in the posters are Gayas-ul-Islam, Ishfaq ...

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