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8 days ago
Three LeT militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Dec 5 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Tuesday that three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in a gunfight that took place in Kulgam district the day before. The victims comprised two LeT Pakistani militants identified as Furqan and Maviya and a local terrorist, Yawar who belonged to Qazigund area. Another local militant identified as Rashid Alia who had...

8 days ago
Soldier, two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Two militants and a soldier were killed and another soldier injured in a gunfight that erupted on Monday between the security forces and militants holed up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, officials said. Two terrorists were killed and a soldier killed in the gunfight, said Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia. According to a po...

9 days ago
Two gunmen killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Two militants were killed and two soldiers injured in a gunfight that errupted on Monday between the security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. Police said militants first fired at an army patrol in Qazigund area of Kulgam district on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway injuring two soldiers. After attacking the army, the...

9 days ago
Gunfight erupts after attack on Army patrol in J&K

Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) A gunfight erupted between militants and the security forces on Monday following an attack on an Army patrol on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, police said. The gunfight is going on in Kulgam district's Bonigam village after militants entered a building following the patrol attack which resulted in two soldiers being injured. Two to three militants are believed...

9 days ago
2 soldiers injured in Jammu-Srinagar highway attack

Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Two soldiers were injured on Monday when militants attacked an army patrol on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in south Kashmir's Kulgam district, a police officer said. The militants fired at the patrol team in Qazigund area which has been cordoned off for searches, the officer said. --IANS sq/in/bg ...

9 days ago
Two policemen injured in accidental firing in J&K

Srinagar, Dec 4 (IANS) Two policemen were injured on Monday in accidental firing in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, a police officer said. They were injured when the service rifle of a police constable went off accidentally at the Kulgam police station, he said. The injured were sent to hospital. --IANS sq/in/bg ...

18 days ago
Like Lt Ummer Fayaz, another off-duty Kashmiri soldier killed by militants

Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Militants killed a young Kashmiri soldier on leave in south Kashmir Shopian district on Saturday, reviving memories of the killing of Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz under similar circumstances by militants in the same district on May 10 this year. Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar, 23, a resident of Senzen village in Shopian, was a serving soldier. He was posted in a Territorial Army...

27 days ago
Three militants arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday said they arrested three militants during a gunfight in Kulgam district which left a soldier dead. Addressing a joint press conference along with officers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Inspector General of Police Muneer Khan said: In the ongoing operation against militants in Kund area, we have arrested three loca...

29 days ago
Soldier, Hizb militant killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) A soldier and a militant were killed and two security personnel injured on Tuesday in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. Police said a soldier and a policeman were injured in the fighting in Nowbug village of Devsar area. The slain militant has been identified as Muzamil Ahmad of Yaripora village of Kul...

29 days ago
Soldier, militant killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) A soldier and a militant were killed in an ongoing gun battle on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police sources said. The incident occurred in Nowbug village. Another soldier was injured in the fighting and was shifted to a hospital, the sources said here. The gun battle erupted after security forces cordoned off the village in Qazigund are...

29 days ago
Gunfight erupts in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 14 (IANS) A gunfight erupted on Tuesday between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police said. As soon as the security forces cordoned off Nowbug village in Qazigund area following information about the presence of the militants, they were fired at, triggering the fighting. The gunfight in ongoing, the police added --IANS ...

1 month ago
Four injured in grenade attack in Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 26 (IANS) Three policemen and a civilian were injured on Thursday when militants hurled a powerful grenade at a police patrol in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, officials said. The attack took place in Damhal Hanjipora village. Four persons, including three policemen, were injured, an officer said. They were shifted to a hospital and security forces launched a ...

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

5 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 ...

5 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.<...

5 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...

5 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...

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