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Militants attack PDP legislator's residence in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 20 (IANS) Militants on Friday attacked the residence of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Mushtaq Ahmad Shah in Tral town in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Police said the militants hurled a grenade at Shah's residence. Militants also fired at the guard post outside the legislator's house. The fire was returned. No damage has been reported so far,...

6 days ago
Militants killed in J&K, civilian dies as protests erupt

Srinagar, Oct 14 (IANS) Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, leading to protests in which a civilian died. LeT district commander Wasim Shah alias Usman, hailing from Shopian, was killed along with Naseer Mir of Litter village, where the gun battle took place. As news about the ...

6 days ago
LeT commander killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 14 (IANS) A district commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit was among the two militants killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. Wasim Shah alias Usman, the district commander of LeT, was killed along with Naseer Mir, a police officer said. Shah was a resident of Shopian district, while Mir belonged to...

7 days ago
Gunmen loot bank in Shopian district

Srinagar, Oct 13 (IANS) Gunmen on Friday looted cash from a branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank in south Kashmir Shopian district. Police said the gunmen today looted Rs 198,000 from the Ratnipora branch of the J&K Bank. On Thursday, in a similar incident, gunmen looted Rs 5 lakh from the Marhama branch of the same bank in Anantnag district. Police said Hizbul Mujahi...

9 days ago
Two J&K cops arrested for aiding militants

Srinagar, Oct 11 (IANS) Two Jammu and Kashmir policemen were arrested on Wednesday for supplying bullets to militants in Shopian district. Police constables Shabir Ahmad Malik and Nazir Ahmad were arrested after an over-ground worker of militants, Adil Ahmad, identified them. A checking party of the security forces arrested Ahmad in Shopian town. Twenty bullets of AK-47 rifle w...

10 days ago
Three Hizb men killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 9 (IANS) Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed on Monday in a gunfight between security forces and militants holed-up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. Security forces surrounded Gatipora village in Shopian in the afternoon following information about a group of militants hiding there. When the security forces closed in on the ...

10 days ago
JeM commander, Hizb militant, soldier killed in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 9 (IANS) Security forces shot dead a Pakistani operational commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and a Hizbul Mujahideen militant while guerrillas killed a soldier in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Separatist guerrillas gunned down Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) Raj Kumar in Drung village in Badgam district when security forces launched an operation...

11 days ago
Hizbul militant killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Oct 9 (IANS) A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was killed on Monday in an ongoing gunfight between security forces and militants holed-up in a house in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said. Security forces surrounded Gatipora village in Shopian in the afternoon following information about a group of militants hiding there. When the security forces closed on the ...

2 months ago
Youth's body found in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) The body of a youth who had been shot dead was found on Sunday at an apple orchard in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Police said the victim was identified as Gowhar Ahmad Dar. The orchard is located in Urpana (Nagbal) village. The family of the youth said he had left home on Saturday evening. --IANS sq/mr/py ...

2 months ago
Search operation carried out in Kashmir's Shopian, no militants found

Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) Security forces on Saturday carried out massive searches in nearly a dozen villages of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district but did not find any militants during the operation, police said. The operation was carried out in around a dozen villages in Shopian district today and it has ended peacefully, said a police officer. Personnel of the army's counter-i...

2 months ago
LeT commander Ayub Lalhari killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) Notching another major success, security forces killed top LeT commander Ayub Lalhari on Wednesday in a gunfight in Pulwama district, days after Hizbul Mujahideen's top commander Yasin Itoo was killed in a gunfight in Shopian. Ayub Lelhari District Commander LeT killed in Pulwama. Yet another success in the fight against militancy, the state police said on its Twi...

2 months ago
Educational institutions closed in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) Educational institutes remained closed in the Kashmir Valley on Monday following the deaths of two civilian protesters the previous day, authorities said. All examinations scheduled for Monday have also been postponed. Internet services were suspended in Shopian, Kulgam and Chadoora areas while train services between the valley and Jammu's Bannihal town w...

2 months ago
Pellet-hit Kashmir youth succumbs

Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) A youth injured in clashes with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday died in hospital, police said. Owais Ahmad Dar, 24, was hit with pellets fired by the security forces during clashes between stone pelters and the security forces in Kakapora town of Pulwama in the evening. The youth was shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar wh...

2 months ago
Pellet-hit Kashmir youth succumbs

Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) A youth injured in clashes with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Sunday died in hospital, police said. Owais Ahmad Dar, 24, was hit with pellets fired by the security forces during clashes between stone pelters and the security forces in Kakapora town of Pulwama in the evening. The youth was shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar wh...

2 months ago
Hizbul commander Yasin Itoo, 2 soldiers among 5 killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Three militants, including top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Yasin Itoo, were killed in an over 24 hour-long gunfight that ended on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district and also left two soldiers dead. A dozen stone-pelting protesters were injured in clashes with security forces in the area. Yasin Itoo, alias Mehmood Ghaznavi, the operational commander of ...

2 months ago
Five killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Two soldiers and three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday, police said. The three militants, who are yet to be identified, were holed up in a house in Awneera village. The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area, the police said, adding that two other militants had escaped. Th...

2 months ago
Five killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Two soldiers and three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday, police said. The three militants, who are yet to be identified, were holed up in a house in Awneera village. The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area, the police said, adding that two other militants had escaped. Th...

2 months ago
Five killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Two soldiers and three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday, police said. The three militants, who are yet to be identified, were holed up in a house in Awneera village. The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area, the police said, adding that two other militants had escaped. Th...

2 months ago
Five killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Two soldiers and three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday, police said. The three militants, who are yet to be identified, were holed up in a house in Awneera village. The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area, the police said, adding that two other militants had escaped. Th...

2 months ago
Five killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 13 (IANS) Two soldiers and three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday, police said. The three militants, who are yet to be identified, were holed up in a house in Awneera village. The encounter has ended, but searches are continuing in the area, the police said, adding that two other militants had escaped. Th...

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