Incidents involving Al Badr
November 27: Replying to a question, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs R. P. N Singh told Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) that various terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Indian Mujahideen (IM) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are engaged in terrorist activities in the country. "As per available information, militants/terrorists active in India are often supported by their parent outfits based abroad, particularly in Pakistan," he said. Singh said other terrorist outfits which are active in India include Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Al-Umma, Al Badr, Harkat-ul-Jehadi-Islami (HuJI), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF) and Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF).
June 11: A 'divisional commander' of Al-Badar, Munir Ahmad Bukhari alias Sajad Baloch alias Hamza alias Amir alias Ghazi alias Sajad was arrested by the Police from Sopore area in Baramulla District.
October 27: Salahuddin and Al Badr Mujahideen leader Bakht Zameen, too opposed Pakistan's decision in principle to grant MFN-status to India.
January 10: Five militants, including a local 'commander', were killed when two rival militant outfits clashed in Zangi area of Kurram Agency in Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Sources said that the killed militants belonged to Al Badr outfit. The slain militants were identified as Zuber Khan, Ismail Khan, Kamal Khan, Habibur Rehman and 'commander' Yahya. Sources said that various militant outfits developed differences with each other over extortion and ransom money.
May 26: Security Forces (SFs) in Jammu and Kashmir are fighting a "dozen-odd Hindu militants", according to a document prepared by Police. The dozen-odd surviving Hindu militants are with the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Al Badr, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and the Harkat-ul-Ansar (HuA), they are active in the Jammu Districts of Rajouri, Kishtwar, Doda and Reasi.
May 17: A trial court sent Al Badr militant Sheikh Sajjad, who was arrested on charges of possessing communication equipment, meant for Kashmiri terrorists, to 14-day judicial custody. He was reportedly detained there for possessing as well as allegedly sending hi-tech communication equipment, including satellite phones, to militants in Jammu and Kashmir. Police said during interrogation it was revealed that he was a major supplier of satellite phones to suspected terrorists.
April 27: Ajay Maken, the Minister of State for Home Affairs told Lok Sabha in a written reply. The Minister also said some of the prominent groups which pose a serious threat include LeT, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Harkat-ul-Jehad-al-Islami (HuJI), Harkat-ul Mujahideen (HuM), Al Badr, Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), Khalistan Commando Force (KCF), International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) and Communist Party of India -Maoist (CPI-Maoist).
March 12: Chidambaram blamed Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism against India, vowing "swift and decisive" response if a fresh terror attack was found to have been directed from within Pakistan. "It is no secret that every militant organisation that is based in Pakistan is supported by ISI [Inter-Services Intelligence]. Lashkar [Lashkar-e-Toiba], Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Jama'at-ud-Da'awa (JuD), Al Badr every one of them is supported by ISI.
January 10: A militant of the Pakistan-backed Al-Badr terrorist outfit was arrested from Gopalpura, near Srinagar. Acting on specific information, the SFs arrested Syed Muneer Bukhari alias ‘Muna’, a resident of Nowpora-Sopore at Gopalpura, a Police spokesman said. He said a pistol, its one magazine, five rounds and one grenade were recovered from his possession.
September 17: The Defence Ministry sources reports that around 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LOC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) for an opportunity to infiltrate into India, prompting the Army to strengthen its anti-insurgency security grid. Security Forces have killed at least 25 terrorists while foiling these infiltration attempts in August 2009 and these encounters took place at the points along the LoC. Most of these terrorists come from militant outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Al Badr and HM.
August 23: The Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested the 'chief commander' of Al Badr militant outfit in the Sopore area of Baramulla District. Zeenat-ul-Islam, a resident of Shopian District in south Kashmir, was operating under various codenames, including Zahid and Junaid, during his four-year stint as the operations chief of the outfit, official sources said. Zeenat-ul-Islam Shah was active in militancy since 2005 and was operating in the Lolab area of Kupwara District, the Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), Farooq Ahmed, said. He is reported to have shifted to Shopian only two months back. He used to report to top Al-Badr commander Yusuf Baloch in Pakistan. He was reportedly trained in Lolab by Pakistan trainer Sikander in 2005.
March 19: Shawaz Ismail (27), a former Pakistan Rangers soldier, who was apparently headed for Kashmir to 'revive' the Al-Badr militant group was arrested in the vicinity of Writers' Buildings in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal. This is the second such arrest in the city in less than a fortnight. Earlier on March 6, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) explosives expert Abu Taher was arrested from the Sealdah railway station. Shawaz Ismail is reported to have confessed to having served with the Pakistani border guards - service number R39409. He also admitted to be an Al Badr operative. Security sources said he was going to replace the outfit's head of operations in Kashmir. Investigation has revealed that Ismail was sent from Karachi to Bangladesh a few months ago. From Dhaka, he moved to the India-Bangladesh border a couple of days ago and sneaked in through the Rajshahi-Malda corridor on March 18. After entering India, Ismail boarded a Howrah-bound train from Murshidabad. Security Forces arrested him in the busy BBD Bag area on March 19. Additional Commissioner of Police (STF), Rajeev Kumar, said Ismail was supposed to take a train from Howrah to Jammu and Kashmir.
January 15: A suspected Al-Badr 'commander' was killed in an encounter with the Security Forces in the Handwara area of Kupwara District. Official sources said the slain militant was identified as self-styled commander Abu Tamim. One AK 47 rifle, five AK magazines, 80 AK rounds, one pouch, two Chinese grenades and one satellite phone were recovered from his possession.
October 25: Two persons, Mohd Shafi Seer and Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, who were asked by militant groups to carry out grenade attack during polls, were arrested by the SFs from Handwara area of Kupwara district. One hand grenade each was recovered from them. While Seer was operating for Al Badr, Bhat was carrying out the assignment for LeT outfit. They were asked to lob hand grenades at public places to thwart people's participation in upcoming elections.
October 12: In a joint operation, troops and Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested two most wanted Al-Badr militants from Handwara area of Kupwara district. The militants were identified as Nissar Ahmad Thoker alias Abu Wikas and Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar alias Abu Maaz. One AK 47, one AK 56, six AK magazines, 108 rounds of AK ammunition, six grenades, two pouches and one bag have been recovered from their possession
September 3: Police arrested two locally trained militants belonging to Al-Badr and LeT from the Wader and Mawar areas of Handwara.
July 20: SFs killed two militants in an encounter that ensued after a cordon-and-search operation at Chali Wan in the Bandipora district. The slain militants were later identified as ‘launching commander’ Abu Zaid alias Abu Zarr alias Abu Zubair, a foreign militant of the LeT in Bandipora, and Gowhar Ahmad alias Akash, a local militant of the Al Badr outfit.
July 15: Police in Shopian district arrested one over ground worker of the Al Badr outfit. Muzaffar Ahmad Chopan of Reshipora was detained along with 126 rounds of Pika rifle.
May 23: The SFs arrested an Al-Badr militant, identified as Mohammad Ashraf Bhat alias Jamshed, arrested from Shopian in the Pulwama district. One Chinese pistol with one magazine, eight rounds of ammunition and two hand grenades were recovered from his possession.
April 9: SFs shot dead three militants, including a Pakistan national, in the Lolab area of Kupwara district. Three more militants of the group, however, managed to escape from the incident site. One of the slain militants has been identified as Ali Bhai, a 'company commander' of the Al-Badr Mujahideen, who, official sources said, was responsible for the killing of two constables in Kupwara on April 4.
March 25: A militant of the Al Badr Mujahideen outfit, identified as Ahmed Ganai, was arrested in the Budgam district along with two hand grenades.
March 2: Two Al-Badr militants, identified as district commander Janabaz Ahmed Khan, a Pakistani national, and Imtiyaz Ahmed Dar, were killed in an encounter with the SFs in the Chewdara area of Budgam district.
February 29: BSF personnel arrested a militant of the Al-Badr outfit, identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat, in the Kupwara district along with one Chinese pistol.
December 3: SFs killed Al Badr Mujahideen's 'chief commander' in Kashmir valley, Bilal Afghani alias Chhotta Bilal, during a 24-hour-long encounter at Aarth village in the Budgam district.
November 19: SFs killed two local militants of the Al Badr outfit, identified as ‘district commander’ Gulzar Ahmed Chopan and ‘battalion commander’ Sajjad Ahmed Bhat alias Abid, in the Shopian district of south Kashmir.
November 4: At Chak Watoo in Kulgam, a Pakistani militant of Al-Badr was killed. The militant was identified as Arif Pathan. An inscription in the name of Weqas was found on his AK-47 rifle.
October 22: One Al Badr militant was arrested from Naaz Crossing in the Civil Lines area of capital Srinagar.
October 14: A militant of the Al Badr outfit, Faisal of Pakistan, was killed during an encounter with the SFs in the Bandipora district.
October 4: SFs arrested two militants of the Al-Badr outfit at Littar in Pulwama district.
October 3: A militant of the Al Badr, identified as Fayaz Ahmed Mir alias Junaid-ul-Islam, was killed by the SFs at Rakh-e-Littar in the Pulwama district. However, three to four of his associates are suspected to have escaped from the incident site.
September 10: Two militants of the Al Badr Mujahideen, identified as Mohammad Ramzan Shah and Abu Imran Sindhi, died in an encounter with the SF personnel at Sherhama in the Handwara area of Kupwara district. Officials said that one soldier sustained injuries in the gun-battle.
One militant of the Al Badr, identified as Bilal Ahmed alias Abu Waqas, was arrested at Sopore in the Baramulla district along with one grenade.
August 27: Police foiled a militant plan to carry out bomb blasts when they arrested a militant of the Al Badr, identified as Mohammed Iqbal Wagay, at Salganzer Zachaldara in the Kupwara district.
August 8: SFs arrested an active over-ground worker of the Al Badr Mujahideen, identified as Bilal Ahmad Ganai, from Ludur in the Sopore township of Baramulla district.
July 26: Six Al Badr Mujahideen militants arrested in the Kutch area of Gujarat on July 13, revealed that some Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist groups are planning to set up base in the coastal areas of Karnataka, specifically the Karwar area. The area houses INS Kadamba, a strategic Naval base. Al Badr Mujahideen was reportedly in the process of circulating fake currency in the area and in later stages planned to transport weapons before setting up base in the region. S. C. Tyagi, Chief of Staff (West Coast) said, "The men revealed that Kutch was a test run, while their actual target was Karnataka, especially Karwar, as they were plotting to set a base there. They wanted to circulate fake currency, bring in weapons, RDX, ammunition and establish a network. Karnataka seems to be a soft target because of the weak security system in the coastal areas."
July 24-25: One Special Police Officer, Waahid, was killed and another sustained injuries in a gun-battle in which two militants of the Al Badr Mujahideen were holed up in the Rafiabad area of Baramulla district on July 24. Both the holed up terrorists and a civilian were killed in the overnight gun-battle on July 25. Officials said that both of them were unidentified though some reports identified one as Abu Talha. A girl, identified as Dilshada, also sustained injuries in the cross-firing. Official sources said that when the encounter was in progress, a 20-year-old shopkeeper, Tariq Ahmed Wani, died after being hit by a bullet at his home.
July 15: The ATS of the Mumbai Police in collaboration with the Kutch police in Gujarat claimed to have busted a sleeper cell of Pakistan-based militant outfit Al Badr that was operating from the Bhendi Bazaar area of Mumbai since 2006. Pakistani national Mohammed Salim Memon alias Salim Malai and two other local operatives- Sultan Ansari of Nagpada and Irfan Lakhani of Mumbra, were arrested from different parts of the Mumbai city. Preliminary investigations have revealed that Memon had been staying illegally in the Bhendi Bazaar area for more than 30 years. Memon was first arrested on May 8 by the ATS from Nagpada area while in possession of 30 fake credit cards which he was attempting to sell to unsuspecting people and had been released on bail later.
June 14: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a local militant of the Al-Badr Mujahideen, identified as Mudassar Ahmed Naikoo, near Harmain village in the Pulwama district.
June 3: A Pakistani national was among the two Al Badr militants killed by SFs in an encounter at Wuyan village in the Pulwama district. The slain militants were identified as Dawood alias Tahir Shah from the NWFP in Pakistan and Abdul Rashid alias Gani of Khrew Pampore.
May 31: Two militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Tral area of Pulwama district. A Police spokesperson informed that one of the militants killed was identified as Ashiq. Officials believe that both the slain militants were members of the Al-Badr Mujahideen.
May 22: Four militants, Nauroz Ahmed Lone, Assad Imran alias Hamza (believed to be a Pakistani cadre of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen [HuM]), Nazir Ahmed Sheikh alias Aftab of the HuM and Liaquat Ahmed Lone alias Fighter Khan alias Kaka Driver of the Al-Badr, were killed in an encounter with the troops at Chak Matribugh village in the Pulwama district.
May 15: Police arrested Hilal Ahmad Bhat of the Al-Badr and Shabir Ahmed Bhat alias Owais Karim of the HM outfit from the Kupwara district.
April 10: Two top militants, Al Badr ‘district commander’ Mohammed Ishaq Pala alias Umar and Muzaffar Ahmed Malik alias Zubair, were arrested from Shopian in the Pulwama district. One passport, two fake identity cards and some incriminating documents were recovered from their possession.
April 6: Three Al Badr militants were killed during an operation at Gousiya Colony in the Nishat area on the outskirts of capital Srinagar. Two police personnel were injured during the encounter. The slain militants were identified as Akhtar Pahalwan alias Imran of Pakistan, Gulzar Ahmed of Shopian and Rameez Ahmed Malla of Pulwama.
January 22: Police neutralizes a hideout of the Al-Badr in the Khimbar area of capital Srinagar and seizes a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including 100 kilograms of RDX, besides two radio sets.
January 2: A top militant of the Al Badr outfit, Abu Billal, is shot dead by the security forces in an encounter at Sangiot in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.
December 28: SFs arrest a militant of the Al-Badr outfit, Mohammad Yousuf Dar, along with two Chinese-make hand grenades and one damaged wireless set at Wadwan Budgam.
An Al-Badr militant, identified as Mohammad Sultan Wani, is arrested at Kupwara.
December 15: Local people of village Chandiyal in the Mendhar area of Poonch district hacks to death an Al-Badr militant of Pakistan after he and his associates kidnapped a young girl from her house. The second militant, however, shot dead the girl before escaping from the incident site.
December 14: Police in the Budgam district arrests eight teenagers who had allegedly taken contract killings from the militant outfit, Al-Badr Mujahideen, at the rate of INR 30,000 each. All the members of the Al-Badr module, according to Police, are in the age group of 15-19 years who had neither gone underground nor figured as wanted militants in the records of security forces until this week.
December 4: According to a paper prepared by the Union Home Ministry on internal security situation, the terrorist infrastructure in Pakistan and PoK is yet to be dismantled and it is being used by Pakistan-based and ISI-sponsored outfits like the JeM, LeT, Al-Badr and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.
October 30: Jammu and Kashmir Police said that it would seek the custody of Al-Badr militant Mohammed Ali Hussain alias Qasim, arrested by the Karnataka Police at Mysore.
October 25: BSF personnel reportedly foil an infiltration attempt when they arrested three Pakistani intruders affiliated with the Al-Badr outfit and identified as Bashir Ahmad Mir alias Reisi, Abdul Rashid Peer alias Imran and Ashiq Iqbal Sofi alias Abu Hassan, near the LoC in the Uri sector of Baramulla district.
October 17: Security forces arrest two over-ground activists of the Al Badr outfit at Dangiwacha in the Kupwara district.
October 6: Troops shot dead a cadre of the Al-Badr Mujahideen, namely Mohammad Zaid Bhat alias Zubair of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, in an encounter near Zenipora in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.
October 5: A terrorist of the Al Badr Mujahideen, identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Lone, is killed in an encounter with the troops at Surigam in the Lolab valley of Kupwara district.
September 24: Over 1,000 trained Kashmiri militants are "currently stranded" in three camps of the HM in the Hazara region of NWFP, a Press Trust of India report quoted the Pakistan-based Herald magazine. "Of these, the Hisari and Batrasi camps are located in Mansehra district while a third camp is located in Boi in district Abbottabad," Herald reported. It quoted unnamed sources to say that thousands of other terrorists were confined in camps run by half a dozen smaller Kashmiri groups or predominantly Pakistani outfits like the LeT, JeM and Al-Badr Mujahideen in the frontier and Pakistan occupied Kashmir regions. Quoting "knowledgeable sources", the Herald said "until recently”, small groups like the Tehrik-ul-Mujahideen, Al-Umar Mujahideen, Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen, Al-Fatah, Al-Jihad, Al-Barq, Tehrik-e-Jihad, and Islamic Front were receiving between 400,000 and 700,000 rupees a month, adding, "Large organisations like HM, LeT, JeM, Al-Badr Mujahideen and others received more money, ranging between two to three million rupees."
September 21: A ‘battalion commander’ of Al Badr, identified as Abu Ishtiyaq, is killed by the SFs during an encounter at Kotli Kalaban in the Manjakote area of Rajouri district. Ishtiyaq was reportedly an ‘A’ category militant and carried a reward of INR 3 lakh on his head.
September 7: The Special Operations Group of Police at Manjakote in the Rajouri district shot dead an Afghan cadre of the Al Badr outfit, ‘commander’ Ibn-e-Qasim, during an encounter at Gajna Hill on. He carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head.
September 2: Akmal Hashim, a terrorist of Pakistani nationality, arrested from the Damal Hanjipora area of Jammu and Kashmir on August 23, is flown to Mumbai. Affiliated to the Al-Badr outfit, Hashim is to be questioned for his possible role in the July 11, 2006-serial bomb blasts in Mumbai. According to Hashim's interrogation report, a group of LeT terrorists with whom he had been billeted in the Gool-Gulabgarh high-altitude forests of Udhampur claimed organisational responsibility for the bombings.
August 28: SFs kill two Pakistani cadres of the Al-Badr Mujahideen outfit, identified as Abu Veqas and Abu Hamza, in an encounter in the Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
August 23: The Union Government said that Pakistan’s external intelligence agency ISI continues to provide "directions" and "logistics" support to terrorist groups like the Al-Badr, LeT, HM and JeM for terrorist related activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
August 22: The Army claims to have achieved a major breakthrough in the Mumbai serial blast case by arresting a ‘divisional commander’ of Al-Badr outfit, belonging to Pakistan, Tohfeen Akmal Hashmi alias Abu Ahmad, near the Nandmarg forest area in Anantnag district.
August 16: At least five infiltrating terrorists, believed to be Pakistani cadres of the Al-Badr Mujahideen and LeT and a soldier are reported to have died in an encounter near the LoC in the Machhil sector of Kupwara district. Two soldiers, Himayatullah Khan and Ramachandran, sustain injuries.
July 22: Srinagar Police kill an Al-Badr terrorist, identified as Mohammad Ashraf Dar alias Setha alias Arsalan, in an early morning encounter near Gada Bagh in the New Theed area. Another terrorist is arrested in an injured condition while three civilians sustain injuries in the encounter.
July 4: The Special Operations Group of Srinagar Police arrest two daughters of one Ghulam Nabi Lone of Bandipora for allegedly working with the Al Badr. One mobile telephone was recovered from the two girls who were arrested after Police recovered a slain Al Badr terrorist's mobile phone and the voice data records.
July 3: SF personnel, following a cordon-and-search operation on the outskirts of Srinagar city, kill two terrorists belonging to the Al-Badr outfit, including ‘District Commander’ Qasim. One SF personnel sustains injuries during the encounter.
May 28: Two terrorists of the Al Badr Mujahideen, identified as Meraj-ud-din Wani and Ashiq Hussain Beg, are killed and a soldier wounded in an encounter with the SF personnel at Dar Mohalla in the Rathsun village of Budgam district.
April 19: Two soldiers of the 161 Battalion Territorial Army, Azad Ahmed War and Altaf Hussain Wani, are shot dead by terrorists at Mawar Handwara in the Kupwara district. The Al- Badr and Al- Mansooran outfits have jointly claimed responsibility for the killings.
February 27: Two LeT terrorists, Shamil and Shaheen, who had come from Bangladesh with the intention to set up a base in Delhi and carry out terrorist activities, are arrested by the Delhi Police at the New Delhi Railway Station when they arrived by the Howrah New Delhi Express. Three kgs of RDX, two electronic detonators, two pistols with 12 live cartridges, two Bangladeshi passports and Rs 40,000 of fake Indian currency notes were recovered from them.
February 22: Al Badr cadre Shiraz, is killed by the security forces (SFs) along with the ‘chief operations commander’ of HuM, Ishfaq Ahmed Islamiya, during a search operation at Chandiyal in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. A police constable, Ishfaq Ahmed, also died during the encounter.
February 16: A top ‘commander’ of the Al Badr Mujahideen, identified as Ajaz Ahmed Shah, is killed in an encounter with the SFs in the Pulwama district.
February 10: Delhi Police arrests two alleged Al-Badr terrorists, identified as Irshad Ali and Mohammad Muarif Qamar alias Nawab, from Mukarba Chowk near the Karnal Bypass in north-west Delhi along with explosives and claims to have foiled a terrorist plan to trigger off blasts in the national capital. Police said Irshad and Nawab, who are of Kashmiri origin but staying in Delhi, had also received Rupees 90,000 in 2005 to trigger blasts.
January 29: An Al-Badr ‘district commander’, identified as Ishtiyaq Ahmed, is shot dead by the SFs at Sanjiot near Manjakote in the Rajouri district.
January 16: Police arrests Mohammad Iqbal alias Umar, a cadre of the Al-Badr Mujahideen, in the capital Srinagar.
December 25: Security force personnel shot dead Waseem alias Jatoi alias Sain, ‘district commander’ of the Al-Badr Mujahideen, in the Bemina area of capital Srinagar.
December 15: An Al Badr terrorist, identified as Chasfeed Ahmed Bhat, is arrested after being injured when the explosive he was carrying detonated accidentally near the Batmaloo area of capital Srinagar.
November 29: Two top cadres of the Al Badr outfit, identified as Sikander Khan Afghani alias Mama, a ‘divisional commander’, and Faisal, a ‘district commander’, are shot dead by the troops during an encounter at Nilura village in the Pulwama district.
October 25: Abu Tamima, a ‘district co-ordinator of the Al Badr Mujahideen, is killed along with two unidentified terrorists by the SFs during a cordon-and-search operation at Sheikhpora in the Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
October 20: A soldier, Subhash Chander, and a LeT cadre are killed during an encounter that ensued after security forces launched a raid on a terrorist hideout, where 10 cadres of the JeM, Al-Badr Mujahideen and LeT were in a meeting, at Ahamsharif village in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district.
August 21: Two terrorists of the Al-Badr outfit, identified as Khalid Afghani alias Akhter Pahalwan and Imran, are killed in an encounter with the SFs in the forests of Hayan-Kangan in Srinagar district.
July 22: A spokesperson of the Al-Badr Mujahideen is reported to have indicated to some local news agencies that an injured ‘district commander’ of his group, Tamiya of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, had succumbed to injuries in the Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
July 16: Troops kill two unidentified Al Badr cadres at Bari Bahak of Reasi police district in the Udhampur district.
A self styled 'battalion commander' of the Al Badr, Harron Rashid of Pakistan, is killed in an encounter with the security forces at Bon-Watseer in the Handwara area of Kupwara district. A soldier, sepoy Hem Singh of the Rashtriya Rifles, is also killed in the gun battle.
July 15: A Pakistani terrorist affiliated to the Al-Badr outfit, Mohammad Tayoub alias Gorkha, is killed by the troops in the Panzulla area of Baramulla district.
July 14: Troops of the Rashtriya Rifles kill a terrorist believed to be affiliated with the Al-Badr outfit during search operations at Fiderpora-Chatoosa village in the Baramulla district.
July 1: Troops shot dead six terrorists, including four belonging to the Al Badr outfit, in the Palunia forests of Rajouri district.
June 5: Four terrorists of the Al-Badr outfit were killed in an encounter during search operations at Awatkul in Kupwara district.
April 26: Mohammed Irfan alias Fani, a cadre of the Al-Badr outfit, is reported to have surrendered before the police along with one pistol, two magazines, 15 rounds of ammunition and one hand grenade in the Dharamshal area of Rajouri district.
April 10: Troops shot dead Shah Din, reportedly an Al Badr cadre hailing from Pakistan, during an encounter at Qazi Mohalla in the Manjakote area of Rajouri district.
April 5: Three terrorists of the Al-Badr Mujahideen, including ‘divisional commander’ Nayeem Majid and ‘deputy district commander’ Feroz Ahmed Mir, are killed during an encounter with the troops in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.
April 1: Three terrorists, including Zakrullah Khan alias Faisal Khan Rehmani, a ‘district commander’ of the Al-Badr, are killed during an encounter with the security forces at Molchitragam in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.
February 24: Three police personnel, a woman employee of the Revenue Department and two terrorists were killed and four persons sustained injuries during a Fidayeen (suicide squad) attack at the Divisional Commissioner's office in the capital Srinagar. A spokesperson of the Al Badr told local news agencies over telephone that cadres of his outfit had carried out the attack. He reportedly identified them as Irfan Bhai and Sikandar Bhai, residents of Gujarat in Pakistan.
February 17: Troops of the Rashtriya Rifles killed two terrorists of the Al Badr outfit, Irfan and Saiful Islam alias Shamsheer, at their hideout in the Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
January 19: Troops of the
Rashtriya Rifles killed four terrorists, including two belonging to
the Al Badr outfit, during a search and cordon operation in the Budhal
area of Rajouri district.
December 15: An Al Badr terrorist, Chasfeed Ahmed Bhat, is arrested after being injured when the explosive he was carrying detonated accidentally near Batmaloo in the capital Srinagar.
November 30: A terrorist, identified as Tafheem Ahmed, who reportedly owed allegiance to the Al Badr is killed by security forces in the Hajan Nar forests of Pulwama district.
October 28: Security forces shot dead a terrorist of the Al Badr outfit, identified as Tariq Khan, at village Chandyal in the Poonch district.
October 19: A search party of the army shot dead Bashir Ahmed Malla, an "upper-ground worker" with Al-Badr outfit at Nadihal, Langet, in the Handwara area of Kupwara district. In the shoot-out Bashir’s sister-in-law, Feroza also sustained injuries and later died.
June 11: Terrorists opened fire on SF personnel conducting a cordon-and-search operation in the Kralpora area of the Kupwara district, killing Major Pradeep Kumar Sharma and injuring a soldier. In the subsequent encounter, troops killed two terrorists of the Al Badr Mujahideen outfit, identified as Abu Umar Abdur Rehman and Abu Umar Shaheen alias Zaffarullah.
June 8: Hasnain Ali alias Doctor, ‘deputy chief’ of the Al Badr, and Abu Hamza, the outfit’s ‘district commander’ for Budgam, are killed in a gun-battle with the security force personnel in the Beerwah area of Budgam district.
May 28: An Afghan national and a Pakistani are arrested from the office of Al Badr at Peshawar in Pakistan.
May 24: Two terrorists of the Al Badr outfit, identified as Shaheen Afghani alias Shamsher Khan, ‘battalion commander’ and Mohammad Ayat alias Kamran, ‘deputy commander’, are killed by the SF personnel at Gutli Bagh in Ganderbal.
May 19: Four Al Badr cadres, including three of them identified as Irfan Bhat, Abu Torab, and Mohammed Rashid, are killed during an encounter with the security forces at Mahu in the Kalakote area of Rajouri district.
March 24: Two top commanders of the Al Badr outfit, ‘district commander’ Yasir and ‘battalion commander’ Dawood, are shot dead by the troops at village Nasoo in the Baramulla district.
March 18: The ‘divisional commander’ of Al Badr is killed along with an associate during an encounter with the troops in the Kulgam area of Anantnag district.
March 1: A cadre of the Al Badr outfit is shot dead during an encounter that ensued after security forces launched a search operation in the Chhatergul forest area of Ganderbal in Srinagar district.
February 21: The ‘district commander’ of Al Badr, Ishfaq Ahmad Rehmani alias Nazir Vikas, was reportedly killed along with two of his associates during an encounter with the security forces in the Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.
February 20: Three cadres of the Al Badr are killed in an encounter with the security forces at Hassanpora village in Anantnag district. A spokesperson of the Al Badr told the local news agency CNS over telephone that the outfit’s ‘district commander’ for Anantnag, identified as Ashfaq Rehmani, was killed in the incident.
February 13: Al Badr cadres Ashiq Hussain Parray alias Nayeem and Abdur Rasheed Sheikh are shot dead in an encounter that ensued after a cordon-and-search operation by the troops at Wangam in the Kralgund area of Kupwara district.
December 5: Security force personnel shot dead two terrorists affiliated to the Al Badr outfit during an encounter at Niali in the Manjakote area of Rajouri district.
December 4: Two terrorists affiliated to the Al Badr group are killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Kandi forest area of Kupwara district.
November 23: Two foreign mercenaries of the Al Badr outfit are shot dead by the security force personnel at Morha Bachai in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
November 10: An Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) agent, identified as Mohammad Husain alias Salim Ismail Sida, with suspected links to the Al Badr is arrested from the Kutch district of Gujarat.
October 26: Security forces kill three Al Badr cadres during an encounter that ensued after a search operation in the Surigam forest area of Kupwara district.
October 24: Security forces shot dead two Afghan terrorists affiliated to the Al Badr outfit in the Dharal area of Rajouri district.
August 20: A ‘battalion commander’ of the Al Badr is killed during an encounter with the security forces at Badijehlan in the Pirpanjal foothills of Kulgam area in south Kashmir.
July 16: Reports indicate that Pakistani security agencies have identified two of the three suicide bombers who were killed during the attack on a Shiite Muslim mosque in Quetta on July 4, 2003. At least 53 persons were killed in the sectarian attack. An unnamed security official was quoted as saying in Daily Times that two of the terrorists have been identified as Noor Ahmed and Mohammad Khan, hailing from district Mastoong in the Baluchistan province. Ahmed was allegedly affiliated to the Al Badr.
July 12: Two terrorists affiliated to the Al Badr outfit are killed during an encounter with the police at Dhar Kotli Gambir Brahmana under the jurisdiction of Manjakote Police Station in Rajouri district.
July 11: A ‘district commander’ of the Al Badr, identified as Mohammad Yusuf Kaleem alias Janbaz, a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan, is killed during a shootout with the troops at Mirpore village in Budgam district.
May 18: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel kill two foreign mercenaries affiliated to the Al Badr during an encounter at Koteranka in the Rajouri district.
May 10: Three terrorists, including a ‘deputy district commander’ of the Al Badr outfit, Abdul Hakeem Dukhia, are killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir.
April 30: The United States adds 11 Islamist organizations to its lists of "terrorist groups". The new second tier list of 38 "other terrorist groups" issued by the State Department acts as a watch list for the first-tier list of "foreign terrorist organizations (FTOs)" on which the US imposes sanctions. Among those included in the new list are Al Badr, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen (JuM), which are active in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), a Sunni sectarian group in Pakistan.
April 28: Two Al Badr cadres are killed in an encounter at Chanowali Mehrote in the Poonch district.
April 14: A suspected foreign mercenary of the Al Badr is shot dead while attempting to infiltrate into India from the forward village of Gurha Balnoi in the Mendhar sector of Poonch district.
April 9: Two foreign mercenaries, including a ‘deputy area commander’ of the Al Badr, are killed in an encounter at Lower Kot village in the Chingus area of Rajouri district.
March 4: A group of four suspected Al Badr terrorists attack Baddal Kanthal village in Rajouri district and loot three rifles and 300 rounds from the Village Defence Committee (VDC) members. The terrorists also leave behind a pamphlet of the outfit warning VDC members either to surrender or face death.
January 25: Security force personnel thwart an infiltration attempt on the LoC in the Khari Karmara sector of Poonch district killing two Pakistani terrorists of the Al Badr outfit.
January 20: Two terrorists, including a ‘deputy district commander’ of the Al Badr group, are shot dead by the troops in an encounter at their hideout in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.
January 11: Two Pakistani Al Badr terrorists and one more unidentified terrorist are killed during an encounter that occurred at Kala Dafli village in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
January 10: Security forces thwart an infiltration attempt on the Line of Control (LoC) at Barwa post in Rajouri district, killing three infiltrators. Two of the slain terrorists were reportedly affiliated to the Al Badr group.
January 3: According to a report in The News, a Pakistani daily, the Al Badr claims it has formed a suicide squad to target the police chief of J&K. "The director-general of police will be the main target of our group… The group has already formed a five-member suicide squad to target Suri [Ashok Kumar Suri was then J&K Director General of Police]," Ahmed Yar Gaznavi, spokesperson of the group, was quoted as saying.
December 31: Four persons, including two suspected Al Badr terrorists, one soldier and a civilian are killed and two civilians sustain injuries in a shoot-out at Chowkian in Rajouri district.
December 23: Three top Al Badr ‘commanders’ are killed during an encounter with the BSF personnel in the Kamla forest area of Pulwama district. They were later identified as ‘divisional commander’ and ‘media in charge’ Sohab Ahmad Khan of Multan in Pakistan, ‘operational commander’ Fakrul Islam of Chakdahara in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan, and ‘deputy district commander of central Kashmir’, Javid Ahmad Bhat of Pazwalpora village of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
November 28: Al Badr claims responsibility for a rocket attack on the main station of Radio Kashmir in Srinagar, which caused extensive damage to its music rehearsal room. However, no loss of life or injuries is reported.
November 19: Asadullah Badri alias Mohamed bin Azam alias Doctor Tariq, a ‘district commander’ of the Al Badr group, is killed in an encounter at Mahore in Udhampur district. Doctor Tariq, reportedly a resident of Gujranwala in Pakistan, was instrumental in recruiting some local youths and sending them to Pakistan for arms training.
November 17: In an encounter that ensued after a search operation by the security force personnel in the Chajru area of Udhampur district, one Al Badr cadre is shot dead.
November 8: During an encounter in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district, an Al Badr terrorist is killed by the troops.
November 3: A Pakistani terrorist belonging to the Al Badr outfit, identified as Khalid Gul, is shot dead in an encounter at Kandi in Kupwara district.
October 19: Al Badr ’district commander’ Shaheen is shot dead by the troops during an encounter in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district.
October 18: An Al Badr terrorist is killed by the Army personnel on the Line of Control in the Angan Pathri area of Poonch district.
October 15: Al Badr ‘deputy district commander’ Khalid Farooqi and his associate Abdul Madeen, both residents of PoK, are killed in an encounter in the Behrot Kot area of Rajouri district. A soldier and one civilian are wounded in the encounter.
October 3: Two Al Badr cadres, including a ‘deputy area commander’, are killed during an encounter that ensued after a search and cordon operation by the troops in the Mahore area of Udhampur district.
August 30: Two terrorists of the Al Badr outfit, including ‘district commander’ Tahid Dar alias Abu Tarera, are shot dead by security force personnel in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
June 27: In Anantnag district, terrorists lob a hand grenade at a security forces’ unit at Lal Chowk, headquarters of the district. It explodes on the road killing one woman and injuring 33 civilians and four SF personnel. Al Badr claims responsibility for the attack.
April 1: The Union Government declares two Pakistan-based groups, the Al Badr and Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen (JuM), as terrorist outfits under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) with immediate effect.
January 29: Three Pakistani mercenaries, cadres of the Al Badr, are killed in an encounter at Srinagar that began on the night of January 28 and continued till the next day. Earlier, the mercenaries had killed a soldier and injured five others before fortifying themselves in a civilian’s residence.
January 3: The Uttar Pradesh Police arrests a suspected Al Badr terrorist in Varanasi. Identified as Azizul, a native of Miyan Wali in the Punjab province of Pakistan, he reportedly confesses during interrogation that he was an active member of the outfit since the last three years.
December 18: A Pakistani ‘district commander’ of the Al Badr and an associate are killed in an encounter at Hari in the Poonch district.
December 8: A ‘district commander’ of the Al Badr outfit is killed by troops at Sogam in the Kupwara district.
November 21: Al Badr chief Hafiz alias Dr Nayeem and the outfit’s ‘divisional commander’ for central Kashmir Syed Talha Ahmed alias Aamir are killed in an encounter at Srinagar.
November 10: An Afghan mercenary of the Al Badr is killed during an encounter at Gurdan Pain in the Rajouri district.
October 28: Police in Jammu and Kashmir uncover a plot hatched by the Al Badr to assassinate State Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah and his son and Union Minister of State for External Affairs Omar Farooq. Two conspirators are arrested in this connection. Police sources disclose that the conspirators planned to assassinate Abdullah in Srinagar and his son Omar in New Delhi.
September 15: Al Badr Sindh chapter spokesperson Abu Hurairah in a statement says that the outfit would not allow the US to launch any attack against the Taliban. According to him, "Mujahideen and Pakistanis fought bravely to counter the USSR’s aggression in the past and they were also prepared to counter any future challenge."
August 26: The Al Badr, in a press release, announces a nation-wide Jehad fund campaign despite a Federal Government ban on collection of funds for Jehad. According to the release, it has set up stalls at different congregations in important cities of the country, including in Karachi. Also, various delegations and teams have initiated a door-to-door donation campaign.
July 16: Three suspected Pakistani mercenaries of the Al Badr, including Nadeem, believed to be chief of the outfit’s suicide squad, are killed in an encounter at Ganderbal near the capital Srinagar.
July 12: A senior leader of the Al Badr, Muhammad Ahmad Hamza, says in Lahore that the outfit would reject any proposal for the division of Kashmir. According to him, "Kashmiris and freedom-fighters would not accept any solution to the issue other than the accession of the Valley to Pakistan."
July 10: During an encounter at Kasbrari near Mandhar in the Poonch district, three Al Badr terrorists are shot dead by the troops.
July 5: Three terrorists of the Al Badr are killed following an encounter at Seri Sayal village located between Sunderbani and Nowshera.
June 28: A cadre of the Al Badr is killed during an encounter at Gurez while attempting to infiltrate into India through the Line of Control.
June 1: Seven Afghan mercenaries, including a ‘commander’ belonging to the Al Badr, are killed in an encounter at Loran village in the Poonch district.
May 31: A terrorist of the Al Badr outfit is killed in an encounter at Bandipora.
March 27: Three foreign mercenaries of the Al Badr are shot dead by the troops during an encounter that ensued after a search operation at Putushahi village in the Lolab valley of Kupwara district.
January 17: Delhi Police arrests a suspected Pakistani terrorist of the Al Badr group with one kg of RDX and a detonator.
August 5: A report from Karachi in Pakistan stated that the Al Badr has rejected the 12-point confidence-building measures announced by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and termed its negotiating process with the Indian Government as being meaningless.
April 29: An Al Badr cadre is killed by the troops in the Lolab valley of Kupwara district.
April 16: Four Al Badr cadres are killed and 11 soldiers sustain injuries during an encounter at Burzahama on the outskirts of Srinagar.
March 23: Security force personnel kill two foreign mercenaries associated with the Al Badr outfit in the outskirts of capital Srinagar.