January 13: A 'divisional commander'
of JeM was among three foreign militants killed in an encounter
with SFs in Dooru village in the foothills of Cherhar forests
in the Sopore area of Baramulla District.
February 24: At least seven
LeT militants were killed by SFs in Lolab forests of Kupwara
District. Huge cache of arms and ammunition including 7 AK rifles,
28 magazines, one UBGL, 7 rucksacks and documents and war like
stores were recovered.
March 28: At least six persons,
including three militants, two civilians and one soldier were
killed in Kathua District. Sources admitted that the militants
were Pakistanis and cadre of LeT outfit though they didn't carry
anything, which could establish their identity or outfit. The
photographs, tactics of fighting and heavy weaponry and other
techniques adopted by the militants indicated that they were
Pakistan cadre of the LeT outfit.
April 7: Five persons, including
one Army officer, two Policemen and Two LeT militants, were
killed and six security personnel were injured in a fierce gun
battle with militants in Zunreshi area of Chowkibal in Kupwara
April 13: At least four persons,
including two Policemen and two militants, were killed in a
militant attack on a resident of National Conference (NC) youth
leader Yawar Masoodi in Khrew area of Pulwama District. Deputy
Inspector General (DIG) of Police, South Kashmir range, Vijay
Kumar said that two militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) attacked
the residence of Yawar Masoodi at around 2:20 pm. Masoodi, who
was inside the premises, remained unharmed but his Police guards,
Vinod Kumar and Abdul Hamid were killed. Al-Shohada brigade
in a statement issued to a local news agency claimed responsibility
for the attack.
April 26: An Army Officer, Major
Mukund Vardarajan and two Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militants
were killed and an Army jawan (trooper) was critically injured
in a gun battle in Shopian District.
June 19: Three HM militants
including 'divisional commander' were killed by Security Forces
in a gun battle at Buchoo village in Tral area of Pulwama District.
July 3: At least three militants
were killed as infiltration bid was foiled by Indian Army along
the LoC in Balnoi area of Mendhar Sector in Poonch District.
August 8: Army killed three
militants near the LoC in Gagadori forest area of Tanghdar Sector
in Kupwara District. An unnamed Army officer said that all the
three militants are Pakistani nationals and belong to Lashkar-e-Toiba
(LeT) militant outfit.
August 13: Three persons, including
two Policemen, identified as Manzoor Ahmed Kasba and Head Constable
Mohammad Yaqoob and one civilian, identified as Mehraj-ud-Din,
were killed in a militant attack on the National Highway in
Pampora area of Pulwama District.
August 24: Four militants and
two Army personnel were killed and three soldiers including
an officer were injured in two separate gun battles near LoC
at Keran sector and Kalaroos in Kupwara District.
September 2: Three militants,
identified as Altaf Ahmad Rather- JeM 'district commander',
Farooq Ahmad Laway and Showkat Ahmad Dar were killed in an encounter
with SFs in Hanjan Bala Village of Pulwama District.
September 10: Four LeT militants
were killed in a gun battle with Army troops along the LoC in
Keran Sector of Kupwara District. A large quantity of arms and
ammunition were also recovered from them.
September 20: Army killed four
militants near the LoC in Tangdhar Sector of Kupwara District.
Army sources said that a group of at least 7-8 militants had
infiltrated into the Indian side and opened fire on troops leading
to an exchange of fire in which four militants were killed.
Four AK 47 rifles and other ammunition and water like stores
October 6: Three militants were
killed as Army foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Tangdhar
Sector of Kupwara District. An unnamed Army spokesman said that
Army troops in the forward areas of Tangdhar killed three militants
who were infiltrating from PoK. Bodies of these terrorists were
recovered from the site along with three AK 47 Rifles, ammunition
and other warlike stores.
November 20: Three militants
were killed in a gun battle in Tral town of Pulwama District.
One SLR, one carbine, one pistol, grenades and other ammunition
were recovered from the slain militants.
November 27: 10 persons, including
four civilians, three Army soldiers and three militants, who
were members of a suicide squad, were killed in day long encounter
at border village of Kathaar in Arnia sector, close to the International
Border, of Jammu District. Four pairs of shoes and dresses recovered
from under a culvert near the site of gun battle indicated that
number of the militants was four. Death toll rises to 12 after
one civilian and one militant killed at village Kathaar in Arnia
sector of Jammu District on November 28.
December 2-3: At least five
infiltrators were killed and two Army personnel were injured
in a shootout in the Nowgam sector near the LoC in the frontier
District of Kupwara. Sources said that a group of at least six
heavily armed militants infiltrated through Nowgam sector and
the Army noticed their movement and launched an operation against
them. Army killed one more militants in the Nowgam sector of
Kupwara District near the LoC, bringing the total number of
militants killed at six. A JCO was also killed and four soldiers,
including an Army Major, were injured in the 36 hour long gun
December 5: A group of heavily
armed militants stormed into an Army's 31 Field Regiment Ordinance
Camp located at Mohra in Uri Sector of Baramulla District near
the LoC. During the intense operations, one Lieutenant Colonel
and seven soldiers of the Army, one ASI and two constables of
Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed. Six militants were also
killed in the operation. Six AK rifles with 55 Magazines, two
shotguns, 2 Night Vision Binoculars, 4 Radio Sets, 32 unused
Grenades, 1 Medical Kit and a large quantity of miscellaneous
warlike stores were recovered from the dead terrorists.
December 5: Militants exploded
a grenade in Tral town of Pulwama District, near Bus Stand leading
to death of two people. Reports said that militants lobbed a
grenade towards convoy of vehicles of an Independent candidate,
Sheikh Abdul Rashid. However, it missed the target and exploded
on road killing one person, Ghulam Hassan Gojar and injuring
12 persons. One of the injured Mohammad Shafi Gojar succumbed
to injuries in the hospital. In the interim, death toll in December
5, 2014, grenade blast in the Tral town of Pulwama District
rose to three as one of the injured persons Fayaz Ahmad Dar
(40) succumbed to his injuries on December 12.