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Incidents and Statements involving Jaish-e-Mohammed : 2015



Nature of incident

April 3

Jammu and Kashmir

Various inputs from Central intelligence agencies point towards the presence of groups of both JeM and LeT terrorists waiting to infiltrate at various locations along the LoC and IB in Jammu and Kashmir. The inputs warn that LeT militants, led by one Mohammed Hussain alias Mani, are waiting to infiltrate from Derinala, while another group of five JeM terrorists has arrived from Kotli in PoK and has been camping at Shahbaz post. The group, led by its launching commander, Gul Hadiq, is learnt to have already reconnoitered the area and to be planning to strike SFs by planting IEDs along their foot-patrol tracks. Another group of three unidentified terrorists has reconnoitered the Madhole Nullah area near post Bhadur and is planning to carry out a major action, including attacking the post, said the alert.

April 3

Jammu and Kashmir

Police said many youths in Kashmir have since joined militant ranks. Handlers of Pakistan-based terror groups LeT and JeM are now adopting new tactics for 2015 by involving these freshly infiltrated youths, sources said.

April 5 Jammu and Kashmir

UHM officials said that Pakistan Army and its intelligence agency, ISI have directed the militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir not to carry out attacks on civilians but to target SFs leading to spurt in casualties among men in uniform. Officials said the killing of three Policemen by militants on April 6, in Kashmir valley was a clear indication about the plans of the Pakistan-sponsored groups. Quoting intelligence inputs, the officials said the directive of ISI and Pakistan Army to terrorist groups like JeM, LeT and HM came following international pressure as global powers have joined hands against terrorist violence on innocent civilians.

May 13


Jammu and Kashmir Police and 42 RR busted a joint module of HM and JeM outfits in Srinagar, who were planning to attack soft targets like security guards and snatch weapons from the SFs. Police said that they arrested two members of the module identified as Suhail Majeed Bhat, resident of Noorpora and Gulzar Ahmad Dar, resident of Nagbal Tral during the operation. The duos were involved in grenade attacks in the past. During the questioning, the duos revealed that they were working for JeM commander, Adil Pathan and Zakir of HM outfit.

June 1

Tanghdar sector / Kupwara District

Death toll rises to five as Army recovered one more civilian body near Brigade headquarters in Tanghdar sector of Kupwara District where Army foiled a fidayeen attack. The civilian has been identified as Mohammad Akhbar who was inside the house when Army trapped the militants at Bakhiya village behind Army's Brigade Headquarters at Tanghdar area. Four AK-47 rifles and one UBGL were also recovered from the site. Sources said that the fidayeen belong to the JeM.

June 22

Gurez sector / Bandipora District

Sources said that a group of around 15 highly trained JeM militants are making their efforts to infiltrate through adjacent Gurez sector of Bandipora District. The group attempted infiltration from the Machil sector of Kupwara District, on June 20, but it was foiled by the alert troops deployed along the LoC and two of their members were killed while rest three who had reached near the fence managed to escape back to PoK. Now they are trying to sneak in through adjacent Gurez sector.

June 28 Srinagar

The 'splinter' group of HM headed by Qayoom Najjar is turning out to be a new hardline militant group in Kashmir with militants from other outfits like JeM and LeT rallying around it. Police blames Najjar's group for attacks on telecom companies leading to breakdown of telecommunications for some days in Kashmir valley. Police also holds them responsible for killings of four activists of APHC-G and former militants in Sopore area. Sources revealed that the group has already spread its tentacles in Srinagar and South Kashmir and is emerging as a new militant group in Kashmir valley that will pose a major security challenge to the Government in future. Security agencies have apprehensions that a large numbers of self-radicalised youth can join them in future, making this group one of the powerful militant groups in Kashmir valley.

October 4 Tral / Pulwama District

Two militants of the JeM were killed in an encounter with SFs in Pulwama District of J&K. The encounter erupted after a joint team of Police and Army cordoned off Hari village in Tral in Pulwama and started a search operation following an intelligence input, Police said. As the search operation was going on, the militants, who were hiding in the area, tried to break the cordon and opened firing on the forces, SP, Awantipora, Irshad Ahmad said. He said two militants were killed in the encounter. "They belonged to JeM and have been identified as Adil Pathan and Burmi," the SP said.

November 25 Kupwara District

Three JeM militants and a generator operator of MES were killed in an encounter when a group of heavily armed militants attacked Army camp near LoC at Tanghdar in North Kashmir's Kupwara District. Two Army officers were also injured in the attack and several Army barracks, vehicles and kerosene depot were gutted in the encounter that lasted several hours. The pouches recovered from them had written on them Afzal Guru Brigade. Oil depot inside the camp caught fire during the gun battle which later spread to nearby barracks gutting five of them, including a generator room. Besides, three vehicles were also gutted in the incident. Militants killed a local employee of MES, Tanveer Ahmad Sheikh, who was operating power generator inside the camp. The bodies of the militants were handed over to local Auqaf Committee for burial.

November 29 Kupwara District

Army launched a massive operation against a JeM militant group in Tanghdar forest area, who were associates of the three Fidayeen who were killed after they attacked an Army camp in the area on November 25. Army has deployed para-commandos in Tanghdar area near the LoC in the frontier District of Kupwara against this group who are also believed to be Fidayeen. Sources said that the six member group of JeM infiltrated recently from PoK into Tanghdar and three of them attacked the 3/1Gorkha Battalion Headquarter. All of them were killed in Army operation and one generator operator of the Army was shot dead by the militants. The other three of their associates who are also believed to be Fidayeen are believed to be in the forest area and Army has launched massive searches against them. More troops have been rushed to the area to prevent them from carrying out the attack or shift to the hinterland.






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