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Major incidents of terrorist violence in Jammu and Kashmir: 2017

S.No.

Date

 

Place/District

 

Outfit
Killed
Injured
C
SF
T
Total
1

January 9

GREF camp / LoC / Akhnoor sector / Jammu District

NS
3
0
0
3
0
2
January 16 Pahalgam area / Anantnag District LeT
0
0
3
3
0
3
February 12 Nagbal / Frisal area / Kulgam District
HM & LeT
2
2
4
8
24
4
February 14 Parray Mohalla Hajan / Bandipora District LeT
0
3
1
4
6
5
February 14 Kralgund area / Handwara / Kupwara District LeT
0
1
3
4
1
6
February 23 Mulu Chitragam / Shopian District NS
1
3
0
4
4
7
March 5 Tral / Pulwama District HM
0
1
2
3
5
8
March 15 Hyhama area / Kupwara District LeT
1
0
3
4
2
9
April 10 LoC / Keran sector / Kupwara District NS
0
0
4
4
0
10
April 27 Chowkibal / Kupwara District JeM
0
3
2
5
5
11
May 1 Kulgam District HM
2
5
0
7
0
12
May 6 Kulgam District HM
4
1
1
6
1
13
May 20-21 Nowgam sector along the LoC /Kupwara District LeT
0
3
4
7
0
14
May 27 Rampur sector / Baramulla District NS
0
0
6
6
0
15
May 27 Soimoh village / Tral / Pulwama District HM
1
0
2
3
0
16
June 5 Sumbal / Bandipora District NS
0
0
4
4
0
17
June 7 Machil sector / LoC / Kupwara District NS
0
0
4
4
0
18
June 8 Nowgam sector / Kupwara District NS
0
1
3
4
0
19
June 9 LoC in Uri sector of Baramulla District NS
0
0
5
5
0
20
June 16 Arwani village / Kulgam District LeT
2
0
3
5
20
21
June 16 Achabal / Anantnag District LeT
0
6
0
6
2
22
June 22 New Colony Kakapora / Pulwama District LeT
0
0
3
3
3
23
July 1 Dailgam village / Anantnag District LeT
2
0
2
4
0
24
July 3 Bahmnoo area / Pulwama District HM
0
0
3
3
3
25
July 10 Khanabal / Anantnag District LeT
8
0
0
8
19
26
July 10 LoC / Nowgam sector / Kupwara District NS
0
0
3
3
0
27
July 12 Radbugh village /Budgam District HM
0
0
3
3
0
28
July 15 Tral / Pulwama District NS
0
0
3
3
0
29
July 17 Bul Bul Nowgam area / Anantnag District LeT
0
0
3
3
0
30
July 27 LoC / Gurez sector / Bandipora District NS
0
0
3
3
0
31
August 5 Amargrah / Sopore / Baramulla District LeT
0
0
3
3
0
32
August 7

Kamkadi area / Macchil sector / Kupwara District

NS

0
0
5
5
0
33
August 9

Tral area / Pulwama District

Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind

0
0
3
3
0
34
August 12-13

Awnera village / Shopian District

HM

0
2
3
5
2
35
August 26

Pulwama District

JeM

0
8
3
11
3
36
September 21 Tral town / Pulwama District HM
4
0
0
4
29
37
September 24 LoC / Uri sector / Baramulla District JeM
0
0
4
4
0
38
October 2 Tanghdar sector / Kupwara District NS
0
0
3
3
0
39
October 3 BSF camp near / Srinagar International Airport/ Srinagar District JeM
0
1
3
4
3
40
October 9 Gatipora village / Kellar / Shopian District HM
0
0
3
3
0
41
October 11 Hajin area / Bandipora District LeT
0
2
2
4
3
42
November 2 Samboora area / Pulwama District NS
0
2
1
3
1
43
November 6 Aglar Kandi village / Pulwama District JeM
0
1
3
4
2
44
November 18 Hajin area / Bandipora District LeT
0
1
6
7
1
Total
30
46
119
195
139
*Data till November 19, 2017

Note: C - Civilians, SF - Security Force, T - Terrorists

November 18: Six LeT militants including the nephew of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, and a Garud commando of the IAF were killed in an encounter at Chandergeer village in Hajin area of Bandipora District. SFs cordoned off and launched a search operation in Chandergeer village in Hajin area of the District, which resulted in an encounter with the militants hiding there. "Six terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter at Hajin," Srinagar-based Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. An IAF Garud commando was killed and an Army soldier was also injured in the encounter, he said. "Nephew of Mumbai Attacks mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi was among six terrorists killed in J&K encounter," said DGP J&K, S. P. Vaid.

November 6: Three JeM militants and a soldier were killed while two soldiers were injured during an encounter at Aglar Kandi village of Pulwama District. Two AK-47 rifles and a pistol were recovered from the debris of the house, where the encounter took place. One of them slain militant was identified as Waseem of Drubgam in Pulwama while two others were from Pakistan. A civilian Tariq Ahmad Bhat, son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of Aglar Kandi, was also injured when clashes between locals and SFs erupted in the area amid encounter.

November 2: Two Army personnel and a militant were killed in an encounter at Samboora area of Pulwama District. Army's 50 RR, SOG and CRPF acting on a tip about presence of four militants in village Samboora, Pampore cordoned it and as SFs were conducting searches and fired some warning shots towards a suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire on troops, triggering an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, a militant was killed and he has been identified as Waqas Ahmad. Three soldiers were also injured in the gun battle and two of them later succumbed to injuries. The other three militants managed to flee from the village under the cover of darkness. The operation has ended and SFs recovered one AK-47 rifle and one UBGL from the site.

October 11: Two Army personnel and two LeT militants were killed while three SFs personnel were injured in an encounter between SFs and militants at Hajin area of Bandipora District. The slain LeT militants were identified as Ali Bhai and Nasrullah. "Terrorists opened fire on a joint party of 13 RR of Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police laying siege to Rakh (Paribal) area of Hajin today morning following inputs about the presence of about eight terrorists in the area," Defence spokesperson based in Srinagar said. "As the forces were closing in, the hiding terrorists fired upon them around 5 am, resulting in injuries to jawans. Two Garud personnel were martyred in the action. They were operating with the Army for operational experience and training," he said, adding, "Two terrorists were also gunned down and their weapons recovered."

October 9: Three militants of HM including 'district commander' Zahid Malik alias Zahid Mir were killed a fierce encounter in Shopian District. The other two militants were identified as Irfan Abdullah Ganie and Asif Ahmad Paul. A joint team of 43 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search at Gatipora village in Kellar at around 4 pm. During the searches, the hiding militants opened fire triggering an encounter. Three militants were killed in the gunfight and all the bodies along with three AK rifles were recovered from the site.

October 3: JeM militants carried out a pre-dawn fidayeen (suicide) attack on a BSF camp near the high-security Srinagar International Airport in Srinagar District, in which an ASI of BSF was killed and three other SFs personnel were injured. Three militants were also killed in the exchange of fire with SFs. BSF officials said an ASI of the force was killed in the attack on the 182nd Battalion camp. Two BSF jawans (troopers) and a Policeman were also injured in the attack, the officials said. The attack took place at 4.00 am, they said. JeM has claimed responsibility for the attack.

October 2: The Army foiled a major infiltration attempt by a group of 4-5 militants in Tanghdar sector of Kupwara District and killed three militants. Sources said that troops had laid ambush at Nadgali Post area in Tanghdar sector after inputs that 4-5 militants are trying to infiltrate into the sector. They said that the Army had laid ambush and after seeing suspicious movement in the area, they fired at the group leading to an encounter. Army said that they have recovered three dead bodies and three weapons so far besides war like stores. Sources said that Police had passed on information to the Army that last night (October 1) a group of four militants had infiltrated in Tanghdar sector and Army traced this morning (October 2) them in Balcharian village. They were challenged leading to a gun battle in which three militants were killed. Sources said that four Army personnel including an officer were also injured in the encounter. They have been removed to hospital for treatment.

September 24: Army killed three JeM fidayeens (Suicide Squad) in Kalgi area near the LoC in Uri sector of Baramulla District and prevented last year's Uri Brigade headquarter type attack in which 19 Army personnel were killed. Early in the morning, SFs rescued a family where one of the militants was hiding and later the militant was killed in the gun battle. Another militant was hiding in the Masjid and he was later killed and third one was killed in the evening. Three AK series rifles, 10 AK magazines, 10 grenades, one UBGL and other war like stores were recovered from their possession. Army on September 25 recovered body of another militant, taking the number of militants killed in the operation to four

September 21: At least three civilians including a woman were killed and 30 others including two officers of the R&B Department were injured when suspected HM militants attacked the cavalcade of Public Works Minister and senior leader of ruling PDP, Naeem Akhtar, in Tral town of Pulwama District. The slain civilians were identified as Pinky Kaur (a Sikh woman student of Islamic University), 80-year-old Ghulam Nabi Trag and Mohammad Iqbal Khan. Naeem Akhtar, one of the closest aides of CM Mehbooba Mufti, had gone to Tral for inauguration of a civil works project in the town. PDP MLA of Tral Mushtaq Ahmad Shah, who was traveling in one of the cars, said the terrorists attacked the motorcade with a hand grenade and gunfire from automatic rifles. "The minister escaped unhurt but my bullet-proof car received several gunshots," Shah said. DGP, S P Vaid said, the target of the attack was the Minister. The assailants, he said, managed to escape in the melee caused by the grenade attack. A civilian, identified as Mushtaq Ahmad, who was among 30 persons injured, succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS Soura in Srinagar on September 27, taking the death toll in the attack to four.

August 26: Eight SF personnel, including four CRPF jawans, were killed when a group of fidayeen (suicide squad) attacked DPL in Pulwama District, triggering an encounter in which the three militants were also killed. Police sources said that some militants on "suicidal mission" entered Police family quarters inside DPL Pulwama at around 4 am. They said that the Police's SOG, CRPF and Army started clearing the quarters by evacuating families of security personnel. "In the process, we suffered some casualties. Unfortunately our four CRPF men and four police personnel were martyred and we have searched two blocks so far and two dead bodies of two terrorist were recovered. They have not been identified yet and they look foreign terrorists," Police sources said. Later, SFs shot dead third militant who was trapped in third residential block. The body of the militant was later recovered from the debris during the searches. JeM has claimed the responsibility of the attack.

\August 12-13: In a major success to the SFs, HM 'commander' Yasin Ittoo alias Mehmood Ghaznavi was killed on August 13 in an overnight encounter at Awnera village in Shopian District, taking the death toll to five; two army personnel and three militants. The night-long fierce encounter that started on August 12 evening ended on August 13th morning after the killing of HM 'commander' Yasin Ittoo. His two associates, identified as Umar Majid Sheikh and Irfan ul Sheikh were killed by SFs on August 12 night and the dead bodies were recovered in the August 13th morning. Two Army personnel, identified as identified as Sepoy Gawai Sumedh Waman, and Sepoy Ilayaraja P were also killed and three others injured in the encounter on August 12 night.

August 9: Three militants of Zakir Musa-led al Qaeda group, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (supporters of holy war in India), identified as Zahid Ahmad Bhat, Mohammad Ishaq Bhat and Mohammad Ashraf Dar were killed in an encounter at Tral area of Pulwama District while a protester was killed during protests in pellet firing by SFs. Sources said that a group of militants belonging to Zakir Musa group were taking bath in a local stream in Gulab Bagh Tral and were zeroed in by SFs. SFs opened fire on them killing two of them on the spot while others fled. One of the militants was killed inside the village. Two AK 47 rifles and one pistol were seized from the encounter site.

August 7: Indian Army foiled a major infiltration bid in Macchil sector of Kupwara District killing five infiltrating militants and recovered huge quantity of arms and ammunition from them. Army's 57 RR noticed the movement of five infiltrators near Dat Post in Kamkadi area of Macchil sector of Kupwara at around 5 p.m. They were challenged by the troops leading to an encounter in which five militants were killed. Army recovered five AK-47 rifles and huge quantity of ammunition from the killed militants. They also recovered dry fruits and war like stores. The search operation in the area is going on, report said. Sources said that these infiltrators made an attempt during the night on July 29 and 30 but went back to PoK after seeing huge army deployment of the LoC.

August 5: At least three militants of LeT were killed and a Police constable was injured in an encounter at Amargrah, Sopore in Baramulla District early morning. Official sources said that on specific information about the presence of militants, SFs and SOG of State Police launched a joint search operation at Amargrah early this morning. During the operation militants attacked the SFs with automatic weapons ensuing a fierce encounter in the open ground. Three LeT militants were killed and three AK rifles and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militants, source said.

July 27: Three militants were killed while Army foiled an infiltration bid near the LoC in Gurez sector in Bandipora District. Sources said that these three militants were part of the same infiltrating group, two members of which were killed on July 18 in Gurez sector of Bandipora. They said that these militants were killed in Kanzalwan forests of Gurez near RP post along the LoC during an Army operation early today. One AK-47 rifle along with 14 magazines and one pistol along with two magazines were recovered from their possession. The identities of the slain militants are yet to be ascertained.

July 17: Three LeT militants were killed in an encounter in Bul Bul Nowgam area in Anantnag District. SSP Anantnag, Altaf Khan said that a joint team of SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police, 19 RR of Army and CRPF cordoned off Bul Bul Nowgam area following specific inputs about the presence of militants. "As the security forces intensified the searches, the militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering an encounter in which three militants were killed", he said. The militants have been identified as Showkat Lohar of Arwani, Bijbehara in Anantnag District. He was an 'A-category' militant and was recruited by LeT last year (2016) in August. Another militant has been identified as Mudasir Ahmad Hajam of Danwatpura village in Kokernag in Anantnag District. He was 'B-category' militant and joined LeT in January 2017. Both the militants were part of Bashir Lashker group, who was killed early this month. The third militant is said to be a Pakistani and has not been identified as yet. One AK 47 rifle, an SLR and a pistol was recovered from their possession.

July 15: At least three militants were killed in an encounter with SFs in Tral in Pulwama District. Official sources said SFs and State Police launched a joint search operation in the woods at Dantiwan Satoor forest in Tral in Pulwama District. When the forest area was being sealed, militants hiding there opened fire, they said, adding that SFs also retaliated ensuing a fierce encounter. It is reported that three militants were killed, they said, adding that the bodies of militants have not yet been recovered.

July 12: Three HM militants were killed in an encounter in Radbugh village in Budgam District in the morning. The slain militants were identified as Javid Sheikh, Dawood Ahmad Sofi and Aaquib Gul. The gun battle started on July 11 evening after SFs launched a search operation following a tip-off about the presence of militants in Radbugh village in Budgam's Magam area at around 7.30pm, a senior Army officer said. "Their bodies along with three assault rifles have been recovered," he added.

July 10: Indian Army foiled a major infiltration bid along the LoC in Nowgam sector of Kupwara District killing three infiltrators. The Army troops deployed along the forward posts in Nowgam sector noticed the suspicious movement along the LoC in Nowgam sector on July 9 night and troops challenged the group of infiltrators. They, on being challenged, fired on the Army leading to a gun battle. The Army rushed more troops to the area and conducted searches in the vast forest area near the LoC during which three militants were killed.

July 10: In a worst attack on the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, militants killed seven pilgrims from Gujarat, including six women, and injured 19 others as they struck at a bus in Anantnag District. According to Police, the bus was attacked at around 8.20 pm near Khanabal when it was on its way to Jammu. The bus was not a part of the yatra convoy which is being provided elaborate security, Police said. The militants first attacked a bullet-proof bunker of the Police at Botengoo (Baramulla District), a Police official said, adding it was retaliated. There were no injuries in this attack. Thereafter the militants fired on a Police picket near Khannabal (Anantnag District), the Police added. When the Police retaliated, the militants fled, firing indiscriminately in which the bus carrying the pilgrims got it. Seven of the pilgrims were killed and 19 were injured, the Police said. Later, IGP Kashmir Range, Muneer Ahmad Khan said that the terror attack was carried out by the LeT and was masterminded by a Pakistani terrorist Ismail. A woman pilgrim, identified as Lalita (47) injured in the militant succumbed to her injuries at SKIMS hospital in Srinagar on July 16, taking the death toll to eight.

July 3: At least three HM Militants were killed in an encounter in Bahmnoo area of Pulwama District. Three soldiers, including an officer, were also injured. The gun battle began in the morning of July 3 after the SFs launched a search operation following a specific tip-off about the presence of terrorists in the area. Two terrorists were killed on July 3 and the body of third terrorist was found in the morning of July 4.

July 1: LeT 'commander' Bashir Ahmad Wani alias Bashir Lashkar and his associate, identified as Azad Ahmad Malik alias Dada along with two civilians, identified as Tahira Begum and Shadab were killed in a fierce encounter in Dailgam village in Anantnag District. A Police spokesman said gunfight between the militants and the SFs raged after siege was laid in the area following specific inputs. Police said 17 civilians, who were inside the house, where militants were trapped, were rescued. After the house was cleared of civilians, Police and Army blasted the house and it resulted in the killing of two militants. "While the cordon was being laid, some militants outside a house fired upon the security personnel which was retaliated. In the cross firing one woman sustained injuries and later succumbed," the Police spokesman said. Another youth was also injured in clashes who later died.

June 22: Three militants of the LeT were killed during search operation in Pulwama District. On a tip off about presence of a group of LeT militants hiding in New Colony Kakapora in Pulwama, SFs had launched cordon and search operation last evening (June 21). Militants fired upon SFs on seeing them, leading to an encounter in which an army Major, identified as Major Kartik suffered minor shoulder injury due to bullet hit. The encounter continued till morning and three militants were killed subsequently. Two of them have been identified as Majid Mir and Shabir while the identity of the third militant is yet to be ascertained.

June 16: In one of the major militant attack against Police, six Police personnel including a SHO were killed in Achabal in Anantnag District. Two civilians were also injured in the attack. A group of at least 10 militants in the evening laid an ambush on a Police party at Thajwara village in Achabal in Anantnag District. They surrounded the Police party and opened fire from all directions at their vehicle killing SHO of Achabal Police Station, identified as Feroze Ahmed Dar and five others, identified as Constable Shariq Ahmad, Constable Tasveer Ahmad, Constable Shiraz Ahmad, SPO Mohammad Asif, SPO Sabzar Ahmad. Militants also snatched 5 AK-47 rifles and ammunition from the dead Policemen. Sources said that the SFs had inputs that the LeT are planning to carry out militant strike in Anantnag. Later, LeT has claimed responsibility for attack. The militants disfigured the faces of the six Policemen in the attack before walking away with their weapons, Police said.

June 16: A joint team of SFs, in an encounter, killed three LeT militants, identified as Junaid Ahmad Mattoo alias 'Jana, Adil Mushtaq Mir alias 'Nana' and Nisar Ahmad Wani in Arwani village of Kulgam District. After getting specific input about the presence of three LeT militants, SF surrounded two houses in Arwani village. When the SFs closed in on the hiding militants, they were fired upon by the militants, triggering an exchange. The encounter continued throughout the day and firing ended this evening. Bodies of the three slain militants were recovered on June 17 morning. Report said that scores of people also received injuries during the clashes near the encounter site in Arwani village. Two youths, identified as Mohammad Ashraf (34) and Ahsan Mushtaq (15) were killed and 20 others injured during the clashes near the encounter site in Arwani. According to the Police, Mohammad Ashraf was caught in crossfire when the encounter started at 10 AM at Arwani village.

June 9: Army foiled a major infiltration bid along the LoC in Uri sector of Baramulla District killing 5 infiltrating militants. Srinagar based Defence spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that Army foiled a major infiltration bid by militants in Uri sector killing 5 militants. Five militants were killed in the fierce gun battle that was going on since morning. Troops suspected presence of one more militant in the area.

June 8: Three militants and one soldier were killed in Nowgam sector in Kupwara District today morning after Pakistan violated ceasefire in the area and sent a group of infiltrators under the cover of firing.

June 7: Four militants were killed in a gun battle in Machil sector along LoC in Kupwara District while Army foiled three infiltration bids along the LoC. Army's 56 RR launched a massive cordon and search operation at Sardari Nad forest area after reports of infiltration of a group of militants in Tangri post general area was reported. Militants hiding in the area opened fire on the troops leading to gun fight in which one militant was killed. However, the militants fled away and additional troops including 4 Para-Commandos have been rushed to the area and massive manhunt has been launched against these militants. Three more militants were later gunned down. According to report, one or two militants are still hiding in the area. A Srinagar based Defence spokesman said that three militants were killed in the operation and three AK-47 rifles were recovered.

June 5: Four militants were killed in retaliatory fire by SFs as they attempted to attack a CRPF camp at Sumbal in Bandipora District of J&K early morning. According to report, the heavily armed militants tried to enter the camp of 45 Battalion CRPF at Sumbal in Bandipora at around 3.45am by opening fire at the sentry post. The gun battle between the SFs and militants went on till 6.15am. "Four militants were killed in the retaliatory firing and the suicide attack was foiled," the Police official said. Their bodies were recovered along with four AK rifles, one UBGL grenades and hand grenades.

May 27: SFs, in an encounter, killed HM 'commander', Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his aide Faizan Muzaffar in Soimoh village of Tral in Pulwama District. One civilian was also killed in the cross firing. The militants were trapped in the village after SFs cordoned it off last evening (May 26). The militants during the cordon and searches tried to flee but SFs fired back and they were trapped in a house. The operation was put on hold during the night and the SFs launched massive assault in the morning killing both the militants. Two residential houses in which the two militants were trapped were damaged in the encounter. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the encounter site. Police said a civilian, identified as Aqib Ahmad Dar died in cross firing near the encounter site. "During the cross firing one more person was injured. He was rushed to the Tral hospital where he succumbed to his injuries," Police said.

May 27: The Indian Army killed six militants and foiled yet another infiltration bid along the LoC in the Rampur sector in Baramulla District in J&K. Troops noticed suspicious movement along the LoC in the early hours, an army official said. He added that a fire fight broke out between the infiltrators and the Army.

May 20-21: Seven persons, including four militants and three SFs personnel were killed as Army operation in Nowgam sector along the LoC in Kupwara District against the infiltrating militants. The operation started on May 20, as two terrorists and two Army troopers were killed in the operation while militants attempting to infiltrate into the State from PoK in the Nowgam sector. Two militants and a soldier were killed as Army operation in Nowgam sector along the LoC in Kupwara District against the infiltrating militants continued on May 21 taking the number of militants killed in the operation so far to four and the number of Army men killed to three

May 6: Six persons including Four civilians, a Policeman and a militant were killed in a militant attack in Kulgam District. Militants, travelling in a car, opened fire on a police party which had gone to Mir Bazaar area to investigate a road accident. Police also retaliated killing one of militants and injuring another who has, however, escaped. A grenade and ammunition rounds were recovered during frisking of one of the dead persons who is a militant. One civilian succumbed to injuries on May 14.

May 1: Five Policemen including an ASI and two Bank security guards were killed when militants attacked a J&K Bank van in Kulgam District. According to reports, the J&K Bank mobile van carrying cash in the Kulgam District was attacked by militants near Bombay village of the District. Terrorists decamped with four INSAS and one AK 47 rifle. HM claimed the responsibility for the attack.

April 27: In a fidayeen (suicide) attack by suspected JeM militants, three Indian Army troopers and two militants were killed at Panjgaon of Chowkibal in Kupwara District in the morning. Militants attacked the Army garrison in Kupwara's Panzgam area, around 90 km away from Srinagar. "Two terrorists were killed. Three soldiers, including an officer, were also martyred," said an Army spokesman adding, "The operation is in progress."Five soldiers were also injured in the incident.

April 10: Army foiled infiltration bid on the LoC in Keran sector of Kupwara District. Army spokesman said, in the operation four terrorists were killed. "A group of militants attempting to infiltrate was intercepted Sunday night by alert troops deployed on the Line of Control. In the ensuing encounter four terrorists were gunned down," Police official said. However, no causalities were reported in the attack, the officer added.

March 15: Three LeT militants and a minor girl were killed while another minor boy and a SF person were injured in an encounter at Hyhama area of Kupwara District of North Kashmir. SSP Kupwara, Shamsher Hussain, said that three militants of LeT, identified as Abu Mala, Anas Bhai and Abu Mansoor (all of them were Pakistani nationals) were killed in gun battle at Jagityal Kulnard area of Kupwara this morning (March 15). A minor girl, identified as Kaneeza and a minor boy Faisal were injured when they were hit by bullets during the encounter. Girl Kaneeza succumbed to her injuries and boy was shifted to Srinagar for treatment. A Police constable identified as Danish Ahmad was also injured in the encounter. Three AK-47 rifles, six hand grenades, one GPS, one wireless set, six magazines and large quantity of ammunition was recovered from them.

March 5: At least two militants, identified as Aqib Molvi of Tral and Umar of Pakistan and one J&K Police constable, identified as Manzoor Ahmad Naik of Uri were killed while an Army major and four CRPF personnel were injured during an encounter between SFs and militants which started on March 4 evening in Shikargah in Tral in Pulwama District. According to reports, the house where the militants were hiding has been demolished by the SFs. The identity of the militants hasn't been revealed yet. However, at least two HM terrorists, including the right hand man of slain Hizbul 'commander' Burhan Wani, Sabzar Bhat, were believed to be trapped in the encounter, sources said.

February 23: Three jawans and a woman were killed after terrorists attacked a patrolling party at Mulu Chitragam in Shopian District of J&K. Four other army personnel were injured in the ambush. The woman was killed in the cross-firing. The army personnel, who belonged to 44th RR, were returning from an operation at Kungnoo Shopian when the militants opened fire. The Police said one woman, identified as Taja, "was hit by a stray bullet inside her house during the cross fire". "She also succumbed to her injuries," said Police spokesman.

February 14: Three militants were killed and an Army Major was injured in Handwara area in Kupwara District. SFs received information about presence of three-four militants in Khan Mohalla Hajin Kralgund area of Handwara's Kupwara District. Major S Dhaiya, who was leading the operation, succumbed to his injuries. One of the killed militants has been identified as Abu Darda, a top 'commander' of LeT and the identity of other two is being ascertained.

February 14: Three militants were killed and an Army Major was injured in Handwara area in Kupwara District. SFs received information about presence of three-four militants in Khan Mohalla Hajin Kralgund area of Handwara's Kupwara District. Major S Dhaiya, who was leading the operation, succumbed to his injuries. One of the killed militants has been identified as Abu Darda, a top 'commander' of LeT and the identity of other two is being ascertained.

February 12: Eight persons including four militants, two Army personnel and equal number of civilians were killed and around 24 civilians were injured in an encounter followed by clashes in Kulgam District. Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Nagbal, Frisal area of the District, Kulgam Police along with 1-RR and 18th Battalion of CRPF cordoned off the suspected house and started the search operation, Police said. The four militants killed in the encounter were identified as Farooq Ahmad Bhat of Checki Dessand, Mohammad Younis Lone of Hawoora, both were HM militants and Mudisir Ahmad Tantary alias Assim of Redwani Kulgam and Wakeel Ahmad Thoker of Hadigam, both were LeT militants. Two AK rifles, two pistols, one INSAS rifle and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site. Further, people in the area came out in street as the encounter was in progress and pelted stones on SFs near the encounter site. The SFs fired teargas and pellets in which around two dozen persons were injured, out of which one Mushtaq Ibrahim Itoo succumbed to his injuries.

January 16: Three LeT militants were killed in an encounter with SFs at Awoora village in Pahalgam area of Anantnag District. Acting on specific intelligence input about the presence of three LeT militants, 'commander' Adil, Masood and Abid, hiding in the village, Army's 3rd RR and SOG launched a search operation in the area on January 15. An army official said as the SFs were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them and the SFs retaliated. The exchange of fire went on till late in the evening after which it was halted for the night, the official said, adding it was resumed in the wee hours today and the three militants were killed in the gunfight. Three AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the encounter site, the official said adding the operation has been called off.

January 9: Three civilians working as labourers were killed in a pre-dawn terror attack by militants on a GREF camp near LoC in Akhnoor sector of Jammu District. Two or more militants attacked the GREF camp around 1 AM near LoC in Battal village, sources said. Militants likely infiltrated from across the border to carry out the terror attack, sources said. In the attack, three civilians were killed, they said, adding that the victims were working as labourers with GREF.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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