India Jammu and Kashmir Terrorism 

Mysterious 3-ft-tall Jaish-e-Mohammed commander new security concern in J&K

A 47-year-old militant, who is only three feet tall, is reported to be behind the recent attacks by the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Kashmir. According to police sources, Noor Mohammad Tantray, a resident of Tral in Pulwama district, has taken over command of the JeM in South Kashmir and is engineering the outfit’s bid to regroup in the Valley. Tantray, who was arrested in Delhi in 2003 and sentenced to life by a POTA court in 2011, is reported to have jumped parole a few months ago and rejoined militancy. “Yes, he…

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India Jammu and Kashmir 

Two LeT militants including commander killed in Pulwama encounter

A top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander was among two militants killed in an early morning operation at Pulwama on Saturday. Lashkar’s district commander for Shopian, Waseem Shah, was killed along with an associate Nasir Ahmad Mir at Litter village of Pulwama in a gun fight. “Both LeT terrorists killed in a clean operation. Well done JKP boys and other SF (security forces),” J-K’s Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid tweeted. On Saturday early morning a joint team of police, army and paramilitary forces cordoned off the Litter village in…

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India Jammu and Kashmir 

Two Militants, Two Air Force Guards Killed In J&K’s Bandipora Encounter

Two Indian Air Force commandos, part of a joint security team, and two militants were killed in a gunfight in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Wednesday morning. It is a rare loss for the IAF in the Valley as it is not involved in day-to-day anti-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir. The two men were from IAF’s elite unit the Garud Commando Force. They were training with the army for operational experience, army spokesman Rajesh Kalia said. The gunfight started when a joint patrol of the army, police and Garud…

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India Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar 

Braid-Chopping Rumours Have Changed The Lives Of Kashmiri People Forever

About a week ago, when Abdul Rashid went out for his routine work of selling cosmetic products as a hawker in Srinagar, little did he know that he would return home with muscles broken and arm injured. For the more than 15 years that he has been in this profession, Rashid says, he has suffered nothing like this. “I have been hawking products for hair and dandruff by shouting about them. When I was in Buchpora, two boys, when they heard me shouting about hair, caught hold of me and…

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India Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar Terrorism 

Terrorists attack BSF camp near Srinagar International Airport; 1 jawan killed, 3 injured

A group of at least three terrorists attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) camp near Srinagar Airport and the Airforce station early Tuesday morning. One BSF jawan and two terrorists were killed in the encounter at the site. The deceased soldier is among the three troopers who were injured in the attack. Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said that two terrorists are holed up in administrative building and JCO Mess. An encounter was underway at the camp and senior officers were monitoring the situation. Meanwhile, Union Home…

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India Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan 

2 children killed, 12 villagers injured in Pakistan army firing near J&K’s Poonch

Two children were killed and 12 villagers injured, three of them critically, as Pakistan targeted Indian villages and posts with heavy gunfire and mortar shells along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday. Indian troops retaliated to the latest ceasefire violation that started at around 7.15am, a defence spokersperson said. The exchange was still on. “There is heavy cross-border mortar shelling in Poonch, Qasba, Kerni, Shahpur, Gulpur and Banvat Top,” an official at the police control room in Poonch told Hindustan Times. He identified…

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BSF discovers tunnel being dug from Pakistan in RS Pura sector of Jammu

A day after a sector commander-level flag meeting with Pakistan Rangers, Border Security Force (BSF) has detected another under-construction trans-border tunnel in Arnia sub-sector of RS Pura sector in Jammu district on Saturday. “Today (Saturday) BSF foiled another nefarious design of Pakistan to infiltrate terrorist groups through a tunnel from Arnia sector to cause havoc in the festival season,” said a senior BSF officer. He said the tunnel was 14-feet long and spacious enough for terrorists to crawl with arms and ammunition and enter Indian Territory. The tunnel was been…

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Pakistan PM Accuses India Of Human Rights Violation, Hands Over Kashmir Dossier To UN

Pakistan Prime Minister ShahidKhaqanAbbasi has handed over a dossier on alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The National Security Committee (NSC), in a meeting headed by Abbasi, was informed on Friday that the Pakitan PM gave a dossier documenting the “systematic human rights violations by India” in Jammu and Kashmir to Guterres during the UN General Assembly (UNGA). Reports state that Abbasi also urged the UN to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir to take a stock of the situation in the Valley. The meeting…

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India Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan 

Four civilians, Two BSF soldiers injured as Pakistan resumes Jammu cross border firing

Four more civilians were injured and about forty livestock killed or injured in firing by the Pakistan Rangers in three different sectors along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The firing also caused damage to two private houses and prompted the authorities to relocate over 700 residents to safer locations. The fresh incidents took place on a day when India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Let, Gen. A.K. Bhatt, unequivocally told his Pakistani counterpart Maj. Gen. Sahir Shamshad Mirza that the Indian troops reserve the…

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Two militants who attacked SSB men in Banihal arrested, weapons recovered

In a big win for the Jammu and Kashmir Police, two of the three terrorists who had attacked Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel and snatched their weapons in Banihal on Wednesday night, were arrested by the police in the early hours of Friday. The arrests came less than 48 hours after the terror attack. An SSB head constable was killed and an ASI injured in the attack. The two arrested terrorists have been identified as Mohammad Arif of Ashar and Gaznaffar of Kaskoot village. The police said that the snatched weapons,…

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