Nature of incident
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
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.
||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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
||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.
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
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.