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3 days ago
Two bank guards killed in militant attack in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 11 (IANS) Two guards of Jammu and Kashmir Bank were killed on Monday when militants fired indiscriminately at a bank cash van in south Kashmir to loot the money, police said. Police said the exact amount of cash looted was yet to be ascertained. Police said the militants fired at and critically injured the guards in Keller area of Shopian district. They later died a...

8 days ago
Police crack soldier's murder in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 6 (IANS) One of the four militants who killed an Army soldier while on leave in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district has been arrested, police announced on Wednesday. A statement from the police said Muzamil and the other three hatched a conspiracy to kill Sepoy Irfan Dar who was with the Territorial Army. Muzamil was described as a co-conspirator. The bullet-riddle...

19 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...

19 days ago
Militants kill off-duty soldier in J&K, Mehbooba, Omar condemn act

Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Militants have killed an off-duty soldier whose body was found on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, an official said. Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar, 23, a resident of Senzen village in Shopian district, was a serving soldier. He was posted in a Territorial Army unit in Bandipora district, said Defence Ministry spokesman, Col. Rajesh Kalia He was o...

19 days ago
Militants kill off-duty soldier in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Militants have killed an off-duty soldier whose body was found on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, an official said. Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar, 23, a resident of Senzen village in Shopian district, was a serving soldier. He was posted in a Territorial Army unit in Bandipora district. He w...

19 days ago
Soldier on leave found dead in J&K

Srinagar, Nov 25 (IANS) Police on Saturday recovered the body of an army soldier, who was on leave, in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Police said the body of Irfan Ahmad Dar was found with bullet marks in Keegam area of Shopian district on Saturday morning. According to police, Dar was posted in the border town of Gurez in Bandipora. He had come home on leave. It l...

1 month ago
Search operations on in J&K's Shopian, Pulwama

Srinagar, Nov 11 (IANS) Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday started massive search operations in Shopian and Pulwama districts following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants, police said. A joint team of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started house-to-house sear...

1 month ago
Massive search operation in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Nov 9 (IANS) Security forces started a massive search operation in over a dozen villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday following intelligence reports about the presence of militants. Police said the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) undertook the operation. More than...

1 month ago
BJP youth leader killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 2 (IANS) Suspected militants killed a youth leader in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian on Thursday, police said. The body of Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, with its throat slit, was found in a village in Shopian, a police statement said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah condoled Bhat's death, calling him a martyr. Pained to learn about the brutal murder of our B...

1 month ago
J&K policeman on 'leave' joins LeT

Srinagar, Oct 28 (IANS) A Jammu and Kashmir policeman who was on leave, has joined the Lashkari-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit, the authorities said on Saturday. Selection grade constable Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, on training in Kathua district of Jammu region had taken leave to come to the Kashmir Valley's Shopian district earlier this week. After coming home, the constable went missing an...

1 month ago
Massive cordon, search operation underway in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 25 (IANS) Security forces on Wednesday began a massive cordon and search operation in over 12 villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said. Police sources said security forces including the army, paramilitary and the special operations group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police have started a massive cordon and search operation. The operation was la...

1 month ago
Militants ransack police officer's house in J&K

Srinagar, Oct 22 (IANS) A group of militants ransacked the house of a police officer in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, authorities said on Sunday. Five masked militants ransacked the house of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat, an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) in Batagund village of Tral area on Saturday evening. The inmates of the house including Bhat's father managed to escape immediatel...

1 month ago
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,...

2 months 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 ...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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 ...

2 months 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...

2 months 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 ...

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