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Incidents and Statements involving Jaish-e-Mohammed : 1999-2012


  • December 13: A local militant, identified as Khitab of Kulgam district of South Kashmir and Pakistan national Yehya Khan of JeM outfit were and a 'divisional commander' of LeT were shot dead by SFs.

  • December 7: Kathmandu has been asked to strengthen its screening process along India-Nepal borders as HuM, LeT and JeM were using it to launch terror modules in India.

  • December 5: Drawing its cadres from LeT, JeM and HM, terrorist outfit HuA is resuming operations under a new name of Jabbar-ul-Mujahideen.

  • 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).

  • November 24: SFs shot dead Yasir Tunda, a JeM 'divisional commander', in Rafiabad area of Sopore in Baramulla District. A laptop, an AK-47 assault rifle, 2 Magazine, 20 AK ammunition rounds, one Chinese pistol, one pistol magazine, two pistol rounds and 3 Chinese grenades were recovered from the encounter site.

    SFs shot dead a 'divisional commander' of JeM in Rafiabad area of Sopore in Baramulla District. Yasir Tunda, a Pakistani national, was operating under the code names of Showkat, Shoaib and Shehzeb in Handwara area of Kupwara District and Rafiabad-Sopore areas of Baramulla District.

  • November 20: JeM 'chief', Qari Yasir, along with several top leadership of the outfit, has been trapped by Army and Police in Lolab forests in the frontier District of Kupwara. It is now believed that the group consists of eight militants including JeM 'chief' Qari Yasir.

  • November 19: Army's 18 RR and Police trapped a heavily armed group of six militants in Lolab forests of Kupwara District and two of the trapped militants were critically injured.

  • November 5: Two OGWs of JeM militants were arrested from Sonargund Awantipora in Budgam District. The arrestees were identified as Altaf Hussain Mir son of Abdul Gani and Shamim Ahmad Wani son of Mohammad Khalil residents of Hanjan Payeen, Rajpora (Samba District). A Chinese pistol, two pistol magazines, four rounds of pistol ammunition, three UBGL grenades, three rocket shells and 113 rounds of AK ammunition were recovered from them.

  • October 6: JeM has issued fresh life-threatening warning in the State. Poster warnings have been put up at strategic locations in Pulwama (Pulwama District), warning youngsters from exercising tolerance towards other religions.

  • September 29: Principal Sessions Judge, Ramban District, M. A. Chowdhary awarded 14 years imprisonment and fine of INR 20,000 to two JeM militants, identified as Mohammad Shaheen code Aarif, son of Abdul Gani Naik of Manjoos in Banihal and Badar Din code Umar, son of Nazir Ahmad Wani of Tanta in Thathri.

  • September 26: The NIA cited communication between arrested members of the IM, including Pakistani national Adil Ajmal who was arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police from Bihar, in 2011. The agency alleged that Adil received USD 13,000 through Western Union money transfer for recruiting and financing the modules.

    According to the NIA, Adil was earlier a member of the banned outfit, JeM, and came to India from Bangaldesh in 2010. By then he was a member of the IM and claimed to have met Riyaz and Yasin Bhatkal. He was reportedly paid USD300 by Riyaz and asked to carry out recruitment and logistic work for the IM along with Yasin in India.

  • September 8: A highly-specialised cyber division of Pakistan's the ISI has been assigned the task of training operatives of militant outfits in the use of cyber technology. The ISI's cyber experts are visiting training camps of militant outfits like the LeT, JeM and the IM most of which are located in PoK to train their cadre in use of computers.

  • August 16: Police arrested a leader of Kashmir separatist militant group JeM and was designated to recruit Rohingyas for the outfit.

  • August 2: Secretary of State of the Department had also designated certain organisations as FTOs in accordance with Section 219 of the INA. Those designated as FTO included HuJI, HuM, JeM and LeT, which are also conducting terrorist activities in J&K State.

    Another terrorist outfit that has been active in Kashmir is JeM, which had several hundred armed supporters including a large cadre of former HuM members - located in Pakistan, Kashmir and Doda regions.

  • June 26: Adil alias Ajmal, a Pakistani national told Police that in 2009, Jundal reportedly trained 90 men at LeT Bhawalpur training camp in the Punjab Province of Pakistan, many of them later joined the IM. He in his statement to the Police, which is now part of the judicial records, said that he met Jundal at the Bhawalpur camp along with another LeT leader, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, and JeM 'commander' Abdul Rauf, brother of Maulana Masood Azhar.

  • June 5: JeM had asked panchayat members in the area to resign triggering mass resignations of panchs and sarpanchs in south Kashmir, where Kulgam is located. Reports said the JeM's purported threat along with a similar warning from the LeT earlier is the reason why around 20 panchs and sarpanchs have quit. A number have been shot at, mostly in their legs.

    Meanwhile, officials have denied such resignations. "None of the panchayat members have submitted their resignations officially," an unnamed official said. Another unnamed Police officer said, "(We are verifying) whether the posters were actually issued by militant organisations or someone else to keep them away from day-to-day work."

    Locals say that posters of JeM were seen in villages of Pulwama and Shopian Districts this week, warning elected rural body members to resign within a week's time or face consequences. The posters were reportedly pasted on electricity poles, walls of mosques and shops in public places. Pulwama Superintendent of Police, Amit Kumar, admitted that three to four posters were seen in a few areas. "At some places posters were of LeT, at others they were of HM and Jaish. We are investigating the case. They might be posters of militants and there is possibility it could be foul play as well," the officer said.

  • February 20: Speakers at a Difa-e-Pakistan Council (DPC) rally in Islamabad on February 20 condemned United States (US) drone attacks, military operations in tribal areas, tabling of a resolution on Balochistan in the US House of Representatives and the ban on some religious parties. The speakers warned the Government against restoring NATO supply routes and granting the MFN (Most Favoured Nation) status to India till resolution of the Kashmir dispute. The DPC rally was organised by JeI and security arrangements were made by HM. Most of the participants belonged to JuD, ASWJ, Ansarul Ulema, formerly HuM.

  • January 1: Ramban District is speedily moving towards "zero militancy" as only four militants of HM are currently active in the area.


  • December 5: Mohammed Qateel Siddiqui (27), originally from Darbhanga (Bihar), was arrested from Delhi on November 22; Gauhar Aziz Khomani (31), originally from Darbhanga (Bihar), was arrested in Delhi on November 23; Gayur Ahmad Jamali (21), originally from Madhubani (Bihar), was arrested from Darbhanga on November 24; Mohd Adil alias Ajmal (40), from Karachi, trained by JeM as a shooter, and sent by the Bhatkal brothers first to Nepal and then to India to recruit local Muslims for terror attacks, was held from Madhubani on November 25; Abdur Rehman (19) from Darbhanga, was arrested in Chennai on November 27; and Mohd Irshad Khan (52) from Samastipur (Bihar) , was arrested in Chennai on November 27. Khan's daughter was married to Yasin. It's in his house in Okhla in Delhi, that Yasin is believed to have been staying for at least six months. Security agencies are looking for four others from Madhubani.

  • November 30: Delhi Police investigators on November 30 announced the neutralization of a terrorist cell that they claimed was responsible for a string of nationwide attacks in the year 2010. The Delhi Police's élite Special Cell announced that it had arrested six persons, including a Pakistani operative of the militant Islamist outfit JeM, identified as Muhammad Adil, on the suspicion of having carried out three major attacks: a shooting at Delhi's historic Jama Masjid in September; the serial bombs outside Bangalore's Chinnaswami Stadium in April; and the bombing of the German Bakery in Pune in February. While two of the six militants, Mohammad Qateel Siddiqi and Gauhar Aziz Khomani were arrested in Delhi on November 22 and 23 respectively, two others, Gayur Ahmad Jamali and Mohammad Adil (the Pakistani national) were arrested in Darbhanga and Madhubani in Bihar on November 24 and 25 respectively. The remaining two militants, Mohammad Irshad Khan and Abdur Rahman, were arrested in Chennai in Tamil Nadu on November 27.

    However, fugitive IM 'commander' Muhammad Zarar Siddibapa - a Karnataka resident also known by the alias Yasin Bhatkal and the commander of the cell, who is wanted for his alleged role in a string of urban bombings that began in 2005 - escaped arrest, the Police said. Adil is alleged to have had past relationships with both the JeM and organised crime groups. He, according to the Police, was living under cover in Madhubani, Bihar, since 2010, when he was despatched to India by IM commanders in Karachi to aid Siddibapa's cell.

    Meanwhile, in a major arms haul, two half-assembled grenade launchers, pistol parts and four kilograms of white and brown powder were seized from a 'factory' at Mir Vihar near Rani Khera in southwest Delhi. While the white powder is ammonium nitrate, the brown powder could be RDX, said the Police, adding that the factory was the hideout of fugitive Muhammad Zarar Siddibapa alias Shahrukh, who had been living there for the last few months.

  • November 22: The Union Government said that Pakistan's spy agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) continued to support various terrorist outfits to spread violence in India, according to Indian Express. "As per available intelligence inputs, Pakistan-based terrorist outfits, particularly Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e- Mohammed, Hijbul Mujahideen etc., continue to receive support from ISI," Union Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh informed Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament) in a written reply.

    On Pakistan-backed spy modules, Singh said: "During the last three years and the current year (2008 to 2011 till date), a total of 46 Pakistan-backed espionage modules were busted in the country". However, Singh said, no cases of espionage, specifically by people working in foreign companies, have been reported.

    Replying to another question, the minister said as per available information, investigation into terrorism-related cases by State Police Forces and disclosures of arrested people revealed names of a few terrorist elements in Bihar having links with LeT. "On the basis of inputs, four LeT operatives of Bihar were identified and arrested between 2004 and 2009," he said.

    Mohammed Qateel Siddiqui (27), originally from Darbhanga (Bihar), was arrested from Delhi on November 22; Gauhar Aziz Khomani (31), originally from Darbhanga (Bihar), was arrested in Delhi on November 23; Gayur Ahmad Jamali (21), originally from Madhubani (Bihar), was arrested from Darbhanga on November 24; Mohd Adil alias Ajmal (40), from Karachi, trained by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) as a shooter, and sent by the Bhatkal brothers first to Nepal and then to India to recruit local Muslims for terror attacks, was held from Madhubani on November 25; Abdur Rehman (19) from Darbhanga, was arrested in Chennai on November 27; and Mohd Irshad Khan (52) from Samastipur (Bihar) , was arrested in Chennai on November 27. Khan's daughter was married to Yasin. It's in his house in Okhla in Delhi, that Yasin is believed to have been staying for at least six months. Security agencies are looking for four others from Madhubani.

  • October 19: NIA investigating the September 7 Delhi blast, seized five mobile telephones of Wasim Akram Malik, a Medical student, his two relatives and two associates from Kishtwar and Jammu but another mobile telephone and a laptop used by him at Dhaka, Bangladesh remained untraced. Two other seized mobile telephones belonged to Abid Hussain and Hafiz Aamir Abbas Dev, two Kishtwar students, who have already been arrested by the NIA in connection with Delhi blast and terror emails sent thereafter. Abid and Dev were arrested from Kishtwar while Wasim was arrested from IGI Airport, New Delhi soon after he landed in the capital from Dhaka. Three more accused in the blast-Junaid Akram Malik, brother of Wasim, a Medical student at Dhaka, Aamir Malik alias Akram and Jehangir Saroori, all three HM militants-were on hit list of the NIA but they couldn't be traced. Police and NIA had reports that Aamir Malik and Saroori had left for inaccessible heights of Kishtwar while there were doubts over the movement of Junaid, who could be anywhere. The recovery of three mobile phones and some documents related to exchange of money indicates involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in the terror attack.

  • September 14: A total of 323 militants were killed from 1998 to 2002 when LeT and JeM outfits launched a series of suicide attacks on military and police installations. The four-year period coincided with eruption of Kargil war when the influx of Pakistani militants affiliated to LeT and JeM increased into the state.

  • August 29: A top 'commander' of JeM, identified as Iqram Bhai of Pakistan, was among two militants killed in a gun-battle that raged at Mitergam village in Pulwama District. The other slain militant was identified as Farooq Ahmad Lone alias Tahir, son of Ghulam Hassan of Khandi Pakherpora Aglar, Pulwama. The encounter lasted for several hours in which both sides used automatic weapons.

  • August 21: Meanwhile, General Officer Commanding (GOC, 15 Corps) Syed Atta Muhammad Hasnain said that militants are desperate and they will make more infiltration attempts in next two months before the mountain peaks get closed with fresh snowfall of the season. He said that there are around 500-700 militants waiting at the launching pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to infiltrate. "The militant infra-structure across the border is still intact and the militants are desperate to infiltrate into Kashmir," he added. He said that the security forces eliminated around 20 top 'commanders' of various militant organizations especially of the LeT in past two months. "After receiving severe blow, they want to push in more militants to disturb peace in the Valley," he said, adding, "Security Forces are targeting the leadership of JeM and LeT and our intelligence this year has been extremely good. It is because of this that we achieved major successes this year and their desperation to infiltrate has increased."

  • August 18: Several outlawed Pakistan-based terror groups remain active in Kashmir and continue to target and plan attacks on India, a US report on global terrorism said, according to Indian Express. Prominent among these terrorist groups are Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Harkat ul-Mujahideen (HuM), which are having hundreds of armed supporters in Kashmir. LeT, designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation in 2001, is one of the largest and most proficient of the traditionally Kashmir-focused militant groups. "It has the ability to severely disrupt already delicate regional relation," said the State Department in its annual report on terrorism. The actual size of LeT is unknown, but it has several thousand members in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), Pakistan's Punjab and in southern Jammu, Kashmir, and Doda regions. "Most LeT members are Pakistanis or Afghans and/or veterans of the Afghan wars. The group uses assault rifles, light and heavy machine guns, mortars, explosives, and rocket-propelled grenades," the State Department said. LeT maintains a number of facilities, including training camps, schools, and medical clinics in Pakistan. It has global connections and a strong operational network throughout South Asia, the State Department said.

    Based in Muzaffarabad, Rawalpindi, and several other cities in Pakistan, HuM conducts insurgent and terrorist operations primarily in Kashmir and Afghanistan. It trains its militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation in 1997, HuM has conducted a number of operations against Indian troops and civilian targets in Kashmir. HuM has several hundred armed supporters located in PoK, and southern parts of Kashmir, Doda regions, and in the Valley. "Supporters are mostly Pakistanis and Kashmiris, but also include Afghans and Arab veterans of the Afghan war," the report said, adding that it uses light and heavy machine guns, assault rifles, mortars, explosives, and rockets.

    JeM, designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation in 2001, has at least several hundred armed supporters - including a large cadre of former HuM members - located in Pakistan, southern Kashmir and Doda regions and in the Valley.

  • July 17: Defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel J. S. Brar, identified the militants killed in July 15 encounter in Kupwara as 'battalion commander', Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Umair alias Hafiz along with other four LeT Divisional Commanders.

  • July 13: Six persons were injured when an explosive device went off at Bonn Hanjan in the Rajpora area of Pulwama District. Police said that the explosive material was remnant of July 9 encounter that took place in the village and in which two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including their 'divisional commander', Ahsan Bhai, were killed. The house owner had pressed an excavator into service for clearing the debris of the house damaged in the encounter when a grenade left over by militants went off. Police said six persons who were watching from a distance were injured by the splinters.

  • July 9: A top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) 'commander', identified as Ahsan Bhai, and his associate, Javed Ahmad Nengroo, were killed in a gun battle with Security Forces (SFs) in Hanjan Payeen village Pulwama District on July 9. Ahsan Bhai was active in the Kashmir valley for last 11 years and was operating as divisional commander of JeM outfit for South Kashmir. He was one of the most wanted militants in South Kashmir. Arms and ammunition was also recovered from the possession of these two militants, which included 2-AK 47 rifles, 6-AK magazines and 60 rounds of AK-ammunition.

  • June 29: Prime Minister (PM) Manmohan Singh said that said that militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were offshoots of the Pakistani intelligence agency Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). PM also said that he would go to Pakistan but only when there was something "solid" that he could achieve as a result of the visit. "We have a very uncertain neighbourhood. A very uncertain international economic environment. We have to swim and keep our heads high," he observed.

  • June 8: Sopore in Baramulla District is in the throes of a struggle between militants and Security Forces (SFs). In the past month or so, some 15 people - 10 militants and five civilians - have been killed in the area. Sopore is the ideological heartland of militancy. An unidentified intelligence officer stated, "The day support for militancy ends here, it`s finished. Sopore is the key". Accordingly, the SFs have planned massive search operations in coming days in Sopore. This was revealed by Director General of Police (DGP), Kuldeep Khoda. He said, "There are reports of presence of some 'commanders' of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Sopore and adjoining areas. In coming days anti-militancy operations will be intensified in the area."

  • June 7: An un-named Senior Police Officer stated last week, "There are no active militant bases in Srinagar city. There is some presence of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in peripheries of Budgam District and two militants are active in the Ganderbal District".

  • June 6: From a confidential cable dated August 21, 2009 sent by the American Embassy in Beijing to Washington, it has come to light that Chinese authorities had place a technical hold on an Indian request to impose sanctions on three high-ranking Pakistan-based operatives of the Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). According to the cable, the Indian request to list three militants, namely, Abdul Rahman Makki (brother of LeT/JuD leader Hafiz Saeed and the number two man in the LeT hierarchy), Azam Cheema (LeT intelligence chief and a key advisor of its senior leader Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi) and Mohammad Masood Azhar Alvi (the founder of the JeM) under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267 was vetoed by China on the grounds of lack of sufficient information to merit such action. According to the U.S. State Department, China's hold on listing the three terrorists was done at the behest of Pakistan

  • May 26: SFs killed two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants including a 'divisional commander' Qari Zubair in an encounter at Keller area of Shopian in Baramulla District.

  • May 9: Inter-twining between Kashmiri militancy and al-Qaeda is visible from the interrogation details of many Pakistani prisoners who were in Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of being al-Qaida and Taliban members. Interrogation details of 69 Pakistani prisoners are available from Wikileaks. The intermingling between Kashmiri militancy and al-Qaeda raises the possibility of Qaeda putting more focus on India in future. Many Pakistani prisoners in the US military prison, such as Abdul Sedar Nafeesi [militant of Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islam (HuJI)], Abdul Sattar [both Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) and HuJI] and Abdul Halim Sadiqi and his brother Abdullah Sadiqi [both cadres of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)] have significant focus on Kashmir. The US interrogation report rates JeM as a Tier 1 target, which is a designated terror group having state support. The interrogation report said JeM was aligned with the pro-Taliban political party Jamiat-i-Ulema-i Islam (JUI-F).

  • May 3: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, said that the death of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden would not mean the end of terror and India would have to be "very vigilant" until Pakistan dismantled terror infrastructure within its territory. "The terrorist organizations that threaten us like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Hizb-ul -Mujahideen (HM) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) continue to threaten India and plot against India. As long as Pakistan entertains these terror outfits and does not dismantle the terror infrastructure, we will have to be very vigilant," Chidambaram was quoted saying.

  • April 27: The files of every Pakistani detainee held at Guantanamo Bay were released by WikiLeaks which reveal the linkages between political and religious leaders calling on Pakistanis to join the ‘jihad’ (holy war) in Afghanistan. In their assessments, detainees pointed to public speeches made at rallies by Jama’at-e-Islami (JI) leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Jama’at Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman. In one detainee’s file, JUI was assessed to be a ‘terrorist organisation’ that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Qazi and Fazl were cited as holding “organised public rallies for the purpose of soliciting supporters and volunteers to participate in the jihad against the United States (US) and Northern Alliance”. While most detainees appeared to have been recruited by the Harkatul Jihad al Islami (HuJI), Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), others had gone to Afghanistan to look for work and were recruited by the Taliban as cooks and drivers. One detainee said he had decided to “leave for jihad in Afghanistan after hearing Mufti Atique speak in Karachi in late September 2001”. The role of the alleged ‘rogue’ Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) units in detaining suspects at Guantánamo Bay and in the fighting in Afghanistan has been stated by several detainees. Another detainee Ziaul Shah told authorities that his direct supervisor in the Afghan Taliban was a man named Qari Saleem, who may have been Qari Saleem Ahmed, the commander of the Punjab Chapter of Taliban in Kunduz city of northern Afghanistan. He was reportedly arrested around 1999 for being a member of the Harkatul Mujahideen (HM), HuJI and LeT with “connections to subversive elements of the ISI”.

  • April 27: The files of every Pakistani detainee held at Guantanamo Bay were released by WikiLeaks which reveal the linkages between political and religious leaders calling on Pakistanis to join the ‘jihad’ (holy war) in Afghanistan. In their assessments, detainees pointed to public speeches made at rallies by Jama’at-e-Islami (JI) leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed and Jama’at Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman. In one detainee’s file, JUI was assessed to be a ‘terrorist organisation’ that operates in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Qazi and Fazl were cited as holding “organised public rallies for the purpose of soliciting supporters and volunteers to participate in the jihad against the United States (US) and Northern Alliance”. While most detainees appeared to have been recruited by the Harkatul Jihad al Islami (HuJI), Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), others had gone to Afghanistan to look for work and were recruited by the Taliban as cooks and drivers. One detainee said he had decided to “leave for jihad in Afghanistan after hearing Mufti Atique speak in Karachi in late September 2001”. The role of the alleged ‘rogue’ Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) units in detaining suspects at Guantánamo Bay and in the fighting in Afghanistan has been stated by several detainees. Another detainee Ziaul Shah told authorities that his direct supervisor in the Afghan Taliban was a man named Qari Saleem, who may have been Qari Saleem Ahmed, the commander of the Punjab Chapter of Taliban in Kunduz city of northern Afghanistan. He was reportedly arrested around 1999 for being a member of the Harkatul Mujahideen (HM), HuJI and LeT with “connections to subversive elements of the ISI”.

  • April 13: The General Officer Commanding (GOC), Romeo Force, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) K A S Bhullar said in Poonch that militant training camps still exist in Pakistan which supports infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir. General Bhullar said that the Army has stepped up vigil in the region. Earlier, banned militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) threatened the locals from participating in the village council elections in the state. The GOC said that the Army had provided security so that election process could be undertaken peacefully and safely.

  • April 13: Pakistani authorities refuted the Chilean Police's claim of having arrested the brother of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) ‘chief’ Maulana Masood Azhar, accused of coordinating the hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane on December 24, 1999, saying the Chilean authorities had nabbed someone else.

  • April 11: A person suspected to be a key conspirator in the hijacking of Indian Airlines plane IC-814(December 24, 1999) was arrested in Chile. Highly-placed sources in the Government and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that the Chilean Police informed the CBI that they had detained a person identified as Abdul Rauf and that there was also an Interpol Red Corner notice pending against him. The sources said that the Chilean Police had also sent his finger prints for verification but the CBI expressed its inability as neither Rauf's picture nor his finger prints was available with the investigation agency. A team would be soon going to Chile to ascertain his identity as well as question him, the sources said, adding some help from western friendly intelligence agencies was likely to be taken in this connection. Abdul Rauf wanted by the CBI is the brother-in-law of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) ‘Chief’ Maulana Masood Azhar and was among the main conspirators in the hijacking of Indian Airlines plane from Kathmandu. The JeM chief was among the three terrorists exchanged for the plane and over 160 passengers after eight-days of negotiations carried out at Kandhahar, a city in Southern Afghanistan.

  • April 6: Expressing apprehension that the United States is being "taken for suckers" and "looked at as patsies" by Pakistan, two American lawmakers called for strengthening ties with India even as a White House report gave a harshly critical assessment of Islamabad's effort to defeat extremism. "After 10 years of hearing the same sales pitch I tend to doubt it. I doubt that our money is buying anything that's deep or durable," New York Congressman Gary Ackerman said at a hearing. "I doubt the leaders in the Afghanistan Government and the Pakistani Government are going to do anything except pursue their own narrow, venal self interests. I doubt the ISI will ever stop working with us during the day and going to see their not-so-secret friends in the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) or Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and other terrorist groups at night."

  • March 10: Jammu and Kashmir Police killed Sajjad Afghani alias Qari Hamaad the ‘Commander-in-Chief’of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) along with his bodyguard Umar Bilal in an encounter on the foreshore road in the outskirts of Srinagar. Two Police Constables and a woman were also injured in a brief encounter. The incident took place on the foreshore road that connects Hazratbal area with tourist importance place of Nishat in Srinagar. A cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from the possession of the slain militants including one AK-47 rifle, eight grenades, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) and some magazines. Sajjad Afghani hailed from Balochistan of Pakistan. He was involved in master minding the Qamarwari militant attack on November 29, 2010 in which three JeM militants were killed. The ‘Commander’ had sent militants who were killed at Maloora in the outskirts of Srinagar in October 2010. He was also responsible for an attack in Pattan in Baramulla District 2010 and masterminded the attack carried on the residence of Superintendent of Police (SP) Sopore in Baramulla District on December 5, 2010. He was also actively perusing the regrouping of JeM militants in Tarzoo area and was active in Sopore, Rafiabad and Zainageer areas of Baramulla District. He had of late shifted to Srinagar and was planning to carry out operations in the City.

  • March 2: A Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant, identified as Shabir Ahmad Khan alias Shabir Gujjar, was killed while an Army Major received injuries in a day-long gunfight in Awantipora area of Pulwama District. Army and Police cordoned off Dadsar village in Awantipora, following information about the presence of militants in the area. In the ensuing gun battle, the militant belonging to Ladiyar area of Tral Block (administrative division) was killed and his body was recovered later. An Army Major, identified as Major Kuliya was injured in the encounter.

  • January 6: Five Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants were sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in New Delhi connection with Millenium Park encounter case (August 30, 2003). While sentencing the convicts, identified as Noor Mohammad Tantre, Pervaiz Ahmed Mir, Faroz Ahmed Bhat and brothers Atiq-uz-Zama and Raees-uz-Zama, arrested by Delhi Police, Additional Session Judge R K Gauba also imposed a fine of INR 50,000 on each of them. The court handed down life imprisonment on seven counts. The accused were convicted under Prevention of Anti- terrorist Act (POTA).

  • January 2: A Delhi court convicted five Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants, for waging war against the country and being involved in spreading terror. Additional Sessions Judge R K Gauba held Noor Mohammad Tantre, Pervaiz Ahmed Mir, Faroz Ahmed Bhat, Atiq-uz-Zama and Raees-uz-Zama, guilty under the stringent anti-terror law Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA).They were also pronounced guilty under various Sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) relating to waging war against the country and under the Explosives Substance Act. All these five convicts were arrested by the Delhi Police on August 30-31, 2003 following an encounter.


  • December 27: An activist of Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) and his minor daughter were shot dead near the Karachi airport in sectarian violence.

  • December 13: Hectic activity is being observed across the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu sector where Pakistan Army and ‘commanders’ of the different militant outfits have set up launching pads to push the militants into this side. "… number of the militants camping at launching pads near LoC and IB on Pakistan side has constantly been rising. Most of them were the cadre of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen’’, official sources said. Nearly 60 per cent of the militants stranded at the launching pads were foreigners, they added.

  • December 2: The US Treasury Department sanctioned three Pakistanis who were acting on behalf of terrorist outfits and banned Americans from any dealings with them. It was reported that Amanullah Afridi and Matiur-Rehman were supporters of LeJ, and said Abdul Rauf Azhar was acting on behalf of JeM. Treasury Department described the LeJ and JeM as "Pakistan-based terrorist organizations."

  • November 30: A cadre of a banned outfit JeM, Muzaffar (24), was shot dead by two unidentified assailants outside his house within the limits of Sir Syed Police Station in North Karachi of Sindh. DSP Altaf Hussain said the victim was a religious teacher. He was also a member of Al-Rehmat Trust, a frontal organisation of JeM.

  • November 4: The US imposed sanctions on two Pakistan-based militant outfits and a key militant leader for November 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The Treasury Department said it targeted the financial and support networks of LeT and JeM. It also took action against Azam Cheema, saying he had helped train operatives for the November 2008 Mumbai attacks and was the "mastermind" behind the July 2006 Mumbai train bombings carried out by LeT. The targets also included leaders of LeT and JeM, as well as Al Rehmat Trust, an "operational front" for JeM, the department said in a statement.

  • October 24: About 1400 militants from different parts of the State with majority of them drawn from Kashmir Valley were still putting up in training camps of various outfits in Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Some of them have been readied by Pakistan Army and Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) to push them into the Indian side from the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB). This has been disclosed by Abdul Waris alias Tauseef Illahi son of Abdul Rashid Sheikh, a resident of Kishtwar and Musarat Hussain Zargar alias Firdous son of Ghulam Qadir, a resident of Gandoh, Doda, the two close confidant of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) supremo Syed Salahuddin during their continued interrogation by the Special Operations Group (SOG), Jammu. They have disclosed that majority of 1400 militants from Jammu and Kashmir were affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and HM outfits while the number of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants has considerably gone down as its cadre have mostly diverted to the LeT outfit. According to them, some new militant groups have also cropped up in Pakistan and PoK but their strength was not much significant.

  • October 22: The death toll in the encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants at Malroo in Srinagar rose to three after Security Forces (SFs) recovered the dead body of another militant. They said the search of the debris at Malroo was started early in the morning to locate the third militant. According to preliminary investigation, the slain militant was one of the top ‘commanders’ of JeM and identified as Asadullah Bhai. As reported earlier, two JeM militants were killed in the encounter on October 21, while the third was believed to be killed.

  • October 22: Nearly 80 trained militants, armed with sophisticated weapons, are waiting to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border along the Line of Control (LoC) to create trouble in the State in the run up to American President Barack Obama's visit to India early November, 2010. Intelligence inputs, available with security agencies, pointed out that the militants, belonging to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Al Badar, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) and other terror groups, are looking for opportunities to cross over to Jammu and Kashmir. "The next 10 days are very crucial. We have information that the militants will try to engage in violence in the run up to the US president's visit to India," a Government official said.

    The official said, "Militants may also try to attack security forces and public properties before or during the shift of government machinery from Srinagar to Jammu, the winter capital of the State, on November 4 and 5". "At present, there are about 500 active militants in the State, and there also is need for us to step up vigil in the border areas as the threat of infiltration persists," Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda told reporters in Srinagar on October 21. "The leadership of various outfits such as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, HUJI [Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami] had done recess along the LoC to plan infiltration. The HM supreme and United Jihad Council (UJC) Chief Syed Sallaudin also visited camps to morally boost his cadres along the Indo-Pak border some time back," the sources said.

  • October 21: The Security Forces shot dead two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) who were on a mission to target the Army Headquarters of 15 Corps at Badamibagh cantonment and another camp at Haft Chinar in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Troops launched a search cum cordon operation in the Malroo locality on Srinagar-Bandipora road late in the night of October 20 after receiving information about presence of at least three JeM militants in the house of one Abdul Majid Bhat, official sources said. The SFs started house-to-house search in the morning of October 21 and came under firing from the militants hiding inside the target house.

    Later, the SFs pounded two houses with mortars in the evening, resulting in the killing of two militants in the first house. The third militant is believed to be buried under the debris of second house, which will be searched today (October 22). "During initial investigations, the slain militants have been identified as Yusuf Bhai and Mumtaz," a Police spokesman said. He said Yusuf Bhai was an improvised explosive device expert (IED) expert and both the slain militants were highly trained. "According to Police sources, they had plans to carry out fidayeen attacks on Security Force establishments in and around Srinagar," he added. Senior Police officials said the militants were trying to infiltrate into the city in order to carry out attacks, hoping to catch the security apparatus off guard as it has been busy dealing with street violence since June 11, 2010. This is the first militant attack in Srinagar since January 6 suicide attack by militants in Lal Chowk area of the City.

    A JeM ‘commander’ said the militants were on a mission to attack Army installations, including the headquarters of Army's 15 Corps at Badamibagh in Srinagar. ”The three ultras were part of six fidayeen (suicide) militants who were assigned the job of carrying out attacks on Badamibagh cantonment and Haft Chinar Army camp in Srinagar," operational chief of JeM Sajjad Afghani said in a statement to local media. He said ‘commander’ Yusuf Badni, Qari Mumtaz, Asadullah Afghani, Saiful Islam Baber and Osama were to carry out attacks in Srinagar and uniform, vehicles, communication equipment and logistic support was provided to them. "An informer tipped off Police and Qari Mumtaz and Asadullah Afghani were killed in Malroo encounter," Afghani added. He threatened that the outfit will carry out attacks on the Army installations in the city and elsewhere in the Valley in near future.

  • October 5: Militants of several groups, including the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), are waiting along the Line of Control (LoC) in a bid to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir, an unnamed senior army official. "Operatives of several militant groups including JeM are positioned along the LoC and making desperate attempts everyday to cross the border. There are eight to nine militants in each group who keep attempting to get a chance to sneak into our territory," he said. He also noted that once they fail to succeed at one place due to high alertness of Indian troops, they immediately move to other locations to make a fresh attempt. He further pointed out, "Pakistan Security Forces are clearly involved in supporting terrorist activities to create insecurity in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in Jammu region."

  • September 5: Security Forces (SFs) shot dead a ‘divisional commander’ of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Omar Khitab, a Pakistani national, and arrested his close local aide, Zubair Ahmed, from Bhatti Dhar atop Sakhi Maidaan in the Mendhar tehsil (revenue unit) of Poonch District. ‘‘The operation was over within two hours. One of the militant was eliminated and his lieutenant captured. Only one Army jawan [trooper] sustained injuries in the operation'', official sources said. A dismissed constable of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Abdul Khaliq, in whose house the militant had been hiding, has also been arrested along with his son Saddam Hussain. The arrested militant, Zubair Ahmed, was younger son of Khaliq and had earlier also been arrested for providing Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards to JeM ‘commanders’. In addition to arms, mobile phones, SIM cards, identity cards and over INR 60,000 were seized from the militants, both killed and arrested. Omar Khitab was the third JeM ‘divisional commander’, who has been killed by SFs in Poonch District after Dawood and Parvat Shikari, all Pakistanis. Khitab, who had succeeded Parvat Shikari, was believed to be an inhabitant of Lahore.

  • August 25: As many as 390 suspects, detained on the charge of having links with banned militant outfits, are to be released soon. Officials of the Home Department, Punjab Police and Prisons Department confirmed as many as 390 activists belonging to banned outfits like Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), Al-Asar Trust, Jamiatul Furqan and some other banned militant outfits working in previous or new, and fake, names had been detained during the crackdown.

  • August 22: The Police arrested two persons, identified as Mohammad Adnan and Shah Jahan alias Munna, for their associations with LeJ and JeM after an alleged encounter in Korangi in Karachi.

  • August 4: The Karachi Police and the Intelligence Bureau is investigating the role of a top leader of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Qari Muhammad Zafar alias Ustad-e-Fidayeen, in the assassination of MQM leader Raza Haider. Zafar is a senior leader of the Fidayeen-e-Islam, an alliance between the TTP and anti-Shia Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jaish-e-Muhammad. The group was based in South Waziristan and has moved to North Waziristan only recently.

  • July 30: The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Sindh Police arrested two persons allegedly associated with the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) at Shershah area in Karachi. The arrested persons were identified as Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Daud. Two TT pistols and several rounds of ammunitions were recovered from their possessions. CID (Investigations) Superintendent of Police Mazhar Mashwani said that both militants are affiliated with the JeM, and accused of providing shelter and weapons to their other associates.

  • July 17: Two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) by the district administration in Udhampur. The militants include Talib Hussain alias Abu Kaleem Ullah and Abdul Hamid. They had been arrested few days back.

  • July 9: The Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is a growing threat to the US and the Western world. The report by the US-based organisation, Investigative Project on Terrorism. The report details growing cooperation among LeT and al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups, the Afghan Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

  • July 5: A national TV channel and Intelligence sources reported that United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) ‘commander-in-chief’ Paresh Baruah was provided safe home in Pakistan by Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). A section of anti-Awami League (AL) elements in the SFs helped ISI to ferry out the ULFA commander. He is also believed to be in touch with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) to launch ‘sleeper cells’ in the State.

  • July 5: The Punjab Government on banned 23 militant organisations operating under new names after having been outlawed and directed Police to keep a strict vigil on 1,690 office-bearers and workers of the outfits after including them in Schedule 4. Jaish-i-Muhammad (JeM) was banned by the Musharraf Government in 2002, but it started activities with new name of Alfurqan

  • July 4: The Punjab Home Department has decided to launch a crackdown on 17 banned outfits in the province and formed task forces at the district level to oversee the operations. The task forces will crackdown on secret hideouts of these outfits and apprehend their members. They will also trace out financing sources of the organisations including Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).

  • June 21: The rising number of Pakistan linked terrorist plots in the United States largely stem from Islamabad's (Pakistan) continued support to some anti-India extremist groups like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), blamed for the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, indicates the report released by the RAND Corporation. "The country's acquisition of nuclear weapons emboldened its support to militant groups by dampening concerns of retaliation by India," the report mentioned. Seth G. Jones, the study's co-author and a political scientist at RAND said, "A number of militant networks-including al Qaeda, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad [JeM]-remain entrenched in Pakistan and pose a grave threat to the state and the region."

  • June 16: A JeM, identified as Owais, cadre was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Karachi in Sindh.

  • June 3: The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested two people, Mohiuddin Ahmed and his brother Salahuddin Ahmed, on charge of providing shelter to the militants of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) from outskirts of Dhaka.

  • May 31: Two suspected foreign militants were killed during an encounter with SFs at Sopore area in Baramulla District. Even as the identity of the slain militants could not be ascertained, unconfirmed reports suggested that they belonged to the banned Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit.

  • May 30: The Pakistan Government will eliminate militants from all parts of the country, including southern Punjab, as they have started sneaking into other parts of the country from there and measures are being taken to deal with them, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said. Malik said 29 religious organisations had been banned and two top groups, the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), had become a part of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

  • May 27: The Jammu and Kashmir Government revoked the detention orders of 25 Pakistani militants lodged in different jails of India to facilitate their return to their country. The State Government acted late in the night of May 27 on the advice of the home ministry, which asked that the militants be released. “Their detention orders under the Public Safety Act (a law that allows the Government to keep people in jail without trial for two years) have been revoked and they would be sent to Wagah in Punjab for their return to Pakistan”. Some of them were involved in acts of terror, the sources said, but did not specify the exact nature of crime committed by them. Some of them were lodged in jails outside Jammu and Kashmir for security reasons. Most of the militants were of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) outfits, adds Daily Excelsior.

  • May 26: A conversation between a HM ‘commander’ to one of the outfit's leaders based in PoK intercepted recently by security agencies revealed that 53 self-styled ‘commanders’ from different outfits - 22 of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), 23 of the HM, five of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), one of the Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (HuJI) and one of Al Badr were killed in 2009, which included top ‘Divisional Commanders’ of JeM. As many as 37 militants were killed in 2010 till May 15, they said, adding, it included 22 ‘commanders’ of the HM, LeT and JeM.

  • May 16: The Punjab Police has officially admitted for the first time the movement of the Taliban (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, TTP) militants and gradual expansion of their network in southern Punjab and their fund-raising and recruitment drive in the province. The Jhang city Police has filed an FIR on the basis of their human intelligence, depicting the grim realities of Talibanisation in the Punjab. The report filed against the District head of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), discloses that Taliban (TTP) ‘commanders’ often come to the city on their way to southern Punjab and that the network of Taliban (TTP) is fast expanding in the region.

  • May 14: Hundreds of militants fleeing from the restive northwest have taken refuge in the teeming commercial hub of Karachi, where a growing nexus with militant outfit is a headache for law enforcers. According to security officials, a huge Pashtun population, mostly in the suburbs of the city of 18 million people, provides shelter to these militants. The arrest of dozens of low-key members of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) from the metropolis is evidence of their presence, officials say, and they have developed close ties to banned outfits like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) and Jundullah as well as criminals.

  • May 12: The arrested Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militant-cum-trainer Mohammad Ashraf, has said thousands of misguided Kashmiri youth are still receiving training in camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). He disclosed that LeT and HM were the only two dominant outfits to whom majority of militants were affiliated at present in PoK while Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), once a force to reckon with in Pakistan, has virtually been rendered irrelevant with very few cadre. Only a couple of Jaish training camps were now active in PoK.

  • May 7: The intelligence agencies in Karachi have released several alleged militants who were detained over their potential links with Faisal Shahzad. Two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) members, Shahid and Inam, who were arrested from Sector 11 of Orangi Town in Karachi, were among those released. They were sent back to their homes on May 7-night after they were found innocent, the sources said, adding that besides the JeM men, some others had also been released.

  • April 27: Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is making concerted efforts to carry out attacks in India and to develop links in Maldives and other neighbours, the Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken told Lok Sabha (Lower House of Parliament). The Minister also said some of the prominent groups which pose a serious threat also include Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

  • April 21: The Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested Mohammad Ahsan Antoo, the head of the little-known body called Human Rights Forum, hours before he was to organise a conference to be tele-addressed by the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and HM chief Syed Salahuddin. JeM’s Masood Azhar and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin were also going to address this gathering through phone.

  • April 18: Foreign militants are still suspected to have been obtaining Bangladeshi passports using false information to leave the country to escape or have training and take part in 'Jihad'”. Law enforcers investigating the matter said their suspicion became firm after learning that a suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) operative left Bangladesh either for Singapore or India using a Bangladeshi passport.

  • April 5: A militant, identified as Javaid Ahmad Chesti alias Nanna Chesti, was arrested by Police near Islamia College in the Gojwara area of the Srinagar city. According to sources, Chesti was a member of now-defunct Students Liberation Front (SLF) in the early days of militancy in Kashmir. He was arrested and after his release several years ago, he had given up arms to lead to normal life. However, he told the Police, that he was wooed back to militancy recently as efforts were on to revive the Al Umar Mujahideen militant group in the city by recruiting fresh youth into militancy and to recycle those who had given up arms earlier. Al Umar Mujahideen, an outfit which was believed to be the armed wing of Awami Action Committee headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, is headed by Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar alias Latram. The chief ‘commander’ of the outfit was arrested by Security Forces in mid-1990s and released, along with Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Azhar Masood and British militant Omar Sheikh, in exchange of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane from Kathmandu to Kabul (IC-814) in December 1999.

  • April 1: The US on April 1 called on Pakistan to curb anti-India militants, praising Islamabad's recent efforts against extremism but saying it could do more to improve ties with New Delhi. Robert Blake, the Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia was referring to banned groups such as the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), which India holds responsible for a 2008 assault on Mumbai and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), believed to have joined LeT in a 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament.

  • March 29: The Army said that nearly 550 terrorists were operative in the Jammu and Kashmir, including around 250 in Jammu region, while 200-250 others were waiting at different launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) to enter the Indian territory to help the depleted rank and file of militant organizations in launching offensive. the Jammu region has been by and large peaceful and so far, in the first three months of 2010, 24 militants, including 11 ‘commanders’ belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Harkut-ul-Jehad Islami (HUJI) have been eliminated in different anti-militancy operations with the least of collateral damage.

  • March 29: As revealed by different detained foreign militants, 15 foreign militant organisations were active or are still operating in Bangladesh since 1991 using the country as a safe shelter or transit to infiltrate neighbouring countries. It also includes Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). The statements of detained militants also reveal agents of a Pakistani intelligence agency not only coordinated the militants'' activities in Bangladesh but also provided them with necessary funds and training.

  • March 16: Ittehad Al Salasa Al Jehadi, a hitherto unknown militant amalgam of three lesser known groups, claimed responsibility for the March 16 Srinagar attack as well as the grenade explosion on March 14 that killed a Para-military trooper and left five injured. A spokesman of the amalgam, comprising Al Nasireen, Farzandaan-e-Millat and Shuhada Brigade, said they carried out the attack at Koker Bazaar (March 16) and Zaina Kadal (March 14). "People should stay away from places where troops are deployed either individually on in large number. Any civilian getting injured in such attacks will be responsible for his or her own safety," the spokesman told media persons over phone. The grenade attack was claimed by Save Kashmir Movement militant outfit, which is believed to be a joint brigade of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM).

  • March 12: Authorities declared red alert at sensitive installations after the reported entrance of an explosive-laden car in the Lahore. Meanwhile, the law enforcement agencies warned the authorities concerned that 19 militants were deputed in 12 cities of the province will most likely target National Accountability Bureau (NAB) offices and anti-terrorism courts (ATC). Sources said that a letter had also been forwarded to the authorities concerned, mentioning that some defunct organisations, including Commander Maulana Abdul Jabbar’s fraction of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) and Harkat ul-Ansar (HuA), have also joined the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

  • March 8: The Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed that militant outfits Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) have been rooted out of the Jammu region. Ashok Gupta, Inspector General of Police (IGP, Jammu Zone) said it was due to "surgical strikes" in south of Pir Panjal in the State. He said under "surgical strikes", the Police used two types of planning — "Track and Target" and "Scout, Seek and Kill"— in neutralising the top leadership of the HuJI, JeM and HM outfits in Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Reasi and Rajouri Districts of the region. Under the strategy, a large number of Special Operation Groups (SOGs) generated critical real-time information and conducted meticulous operations in high-altitude areas, he said. "Instead of big SOG teams of 20 to 30 members, we formed small teams of five to six men," he said. He said as part of their strategy, the Police targeted militant sympathisers, including women. "We have identified 16 women sympathisers of militants in Doda District and another six in Kishtwar District. Now, the process has started in Rajouri-Poonch Districts," Gupta said.

    He further said that as of now 20 percent militants in Jammu and Kashmir are without guns adding, "So our strategy will be to see that they (militants) don’t get these things from across the border, from normal channels... money, persons or weapons. That is our strategy we are working at." Claiming that that around 180 militants were active in the Jammu, he said, "However, they (militants) were running out of weapons due to the loss of their cadre in the last two months. We targeted OGW’s be it ladies or others. We have booked many of them to send our message loud and clear." He described the killing of top JeM ‘commander’ Dawood as the biggest achievement of the Police.

  • March 7: Detained Jaish-e Mohammed (JeM) coordinator for Bangladesh Rezwan Ahmed disclosed to investigators the ''identities'' and ''whereabouts'' of three other Pakistani terrorists who are his accomplices. Rezwan said the three- Sohel, Ali and Zawad- came to Bangladesh with him in August 2009, for crossing over to India for terrorist activities. Of them, Sohel and Ali have already returned to Pakistan while Zawad left for Singapore after over two months'' stay in Bangladesh, he said.

  • March 5: Nannu Mia alias Belal Mandal alias Billal, a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist, who was arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Dhaka on February 28, admitted that he made safe passages for several terrorists, who were involved in 1999 Indian plane hijacking, to India from Bangladesh.

  • February 28: Five militants of the Pakistan-based militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were arrested in Dhaka.

  • February 18: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants were killed in an encounter with the Security Forces (SFs) at village Shankarpora in the Pulwama District. The SFs cordoned off the village in the evening of February 17 following receipt of information about presence of at least two JeM militants and launched house to house searches but did not find the militants till late in the night. The cordon continued and the searches were resumed in the morning of February 18. As the SFs were zeroing in on the house, where the militants were hiding, the militants opened indiscriminate firing resulting in an encounter that lasted for several hours. Senior Superintendent of Police (Pulwama) Kifayat Haider said that the slain militants belonged to the JeM outfit, adding, "Two bodies of the slain militants and two rifles - one AK-47 and one AK-74 have been recovered from the scene of encounter."

  • February 17: Two Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, holed up in a house, were killed at Kuchwa Muqam village of Chandoosa by the Security Forces (SFs) on February 17. Intense firing and powerful blasts rattled the village, located on Baramulla-Gulmarg road during the encounter which started at around 7am (IST) and lasted for 11 hours. The residential house, where the militants had taken shelter, was also damaged. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP, Baramulla) Shakeel Ahmad Beigh said the village was cordoned off in the night of February 16 and the firing started when the militants refused to surrender. The house where the militants were hiding caught fire at around 3pm, shortly after a powerful blast which was reportedly triggered by the SFs to eliminate the militants, official sources said. 15 minutes later, another powerful blast ripped through the house, the sources said, adding, SFs set off a third explosion at around 5pm, razing down the structure to neutralise the militants holed up there. The SSP told that the slain militants belonged to JeM outfit. "Two rifles, four hand grenades and some ammunition have been recovered from the scene of the encounter," he added.

  • February 8: the Police arrested a higher secondary class student of a Government school in Kalaban area of Mendhar tehsil (revenue unit) in Poonch District for his links with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) ‘chief’ for Poonch Aziz Ali alias Parbhat Shikari alias Tipu, who was shot dead by the Army and Police on February 3.

  • February 3: SFs shot dead a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) 'commander', identified as Aziz Ali alias Parbhat Shikari alias Tipu, a resident of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), at Nukar Di Bawli in Chunga area of Mendhar in Poonch District. However, Abu Atish, an associate of Aziz Ali, managed to escape from the encounter site. Aziz Ali had taken over the command of JeM leadership after the killing of its 'commander' Dawood Khan by SFs on January 17. Recoveries made from the site include eight SIM cards, two Nokia mobile phones, one AK-47 rifle, three magazines, 111 rounds, one radio set, one religious book, three matrix sheets, INR 1460 and two HE 36 grenades.

  • January 20: An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was detected and defused by the Army outside Dak Bungalow at Mendhar in Poonch District in the morning. According to sources, the IED was planted by the militants of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit to take revenge of the killing of their chief Abdullah Sani alias Dawood by Army and Police on January 17.

  • January 18: The Special investigation Team (SIT) of Hyderabad Police arrested ‘south India commander’ of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), identified as Shaik Abdul Khaja alias Amjad, from Afzalgunj area of the city. Police said that the arrestee was linked to Mohammed Abdul Shahid Bilal, key suspect in the May 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing. Hyderabad Police Commissioner B. Prasada Rao said that Amjad was a resident of Moosaram Bagh and has been absconding since 2005. Amjad, who also goes by the noms de guerre of Saif, Pappu and Abdullah, is accused of having close links with other terrorist groups like the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM),

  • January 17: The Army and Police shot dead Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM's) ‘divisional commander’ for Poonch District, Abdullah Sani alias Dawood Khan, a Pakistani national, in a gun-battle at Narol forests in Mendhar tehsil (revenue unit) of Poonch District. Dawood Khan belonged to Dabowal in Pakistan. He was also operating with code name of Sheikh and was active in Poonch District for last about a decade. Dawood was also co-ordinating activities of all militant outfits and was involved in luring youths into militancy. Meanwhile, there were reports that Dawood's two body-guards were still trapped in the area and were being searched by the Security Forces (SFs). One AK-56 rifle with three magazines, one I Com radio set, a mobile telephone, five identity cards of different agencies, a holy book, one pouch, one currency note of INR 1000 and three of INR 500 were recovered from the site of encounter.


  • December 9: Security Agencies arrested six people, three foreigners among them, for their alleged links with banned religious outfit Jaish-i-Mohammed and for planning a terrorist attack in Sargodha of Punjab. Among the suspects were two Egyptians, one Yemeni, two Pakistani-Americans and a local. Sources said that these five militants were arrested from the house of one of the suspects in Aziz Bhatti Town. Two computers and some jihadi literature were recovered. The Pakistani-Americans were identified as Omer Farooq and Waqar.

  • November 22: Out of the two infiltrators killed by the Army at Balakote sector on November 21, one of them has been identified as a youth from Rajouri District, absconding from his house since October 2002. The SFs are reported to have recovered two Pakistani SIM cards from the possession of the slain militants. He was reportedly absconding from his house since October 4, 2002 and was said to have crossed over to Pakistan. He was associated with the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit and underwent training in different camps in PoK and Pakistan.

  • November 21: An infiltration bid was foiled by the SFs, killing two intruders and forcing their associates to retrieve to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) in the Balakote sector of Poonch District. However, in the process, one trooper was also killed and two others injured. Intercepts revealed that a group of five to seven militants of JeM outfit were launched from Dandot area of PoK (half of Dandot village falls in PoK) in the night of November 20 by Pakistan Army, which fired on the Indian posts at Tarkundi, adjacent to Dandot, to give covering fire to the militants and engage troops in firing to divert their attention from intrusion. One Pika gun, one AK-47 rifle fitted with an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher, one 12 bore gun, a binocular, one Improvised Explosive Device, one grenade, six AK magazines, two medicine kits and some eatables were recovered from the possession of the slain militants. The slain trooper was identified as Rifleman Suresh Kumar of Rajasthan Rifles (7th Battalion).

  • October 29: Two Pakistani militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit, including a ‘divisional commander’ and his body-guard, were killed inside the house where they had been trapped since October 28-night at Sarhuti Top in the Mendhar tehsil (revenue unit) of Poonch District in the early hours of October 29. A Government teacher, Mohammad Mushtaq, who had reportedly given shelter to the militants in his house, has been arrested by the Police. The house was completely destroyed in the fire as explosives stored inside caught fire after being hit by rocket launchers leading to a major blaze. The slain militants were identified as ‘divisional commander’ Abdul Sattar alias Babbar alias Omar and his body-guard Shahid Khan alias Shahid. Recoveries made from the encounter site include two AK-47 rifles, one Chinese pistol, one wireless set and two AK magazines. According to official sources, Babbar was operating in the twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri for the last eight years. He was among the militants present in Bhatti Dhar forests encounter in Poonch which had lasted for 11 days from January 1, 2009. Sources also said Babbar was second-in-command after the Jaish chief for Poonch and Rajouri Districts, Dawood, who had been headquartered at Pir Panjal range.

  • September 28: A young duo of brother and sister shot dead a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) 'commander' Osama, a Pakistani, and injured his two associates and also snatched two AK rifles of the militants while thwarting an attack on their house at Upper Shahdara Sharief in the Kalsian area of Rajouri District in the night of September 27. In the scuffle, two brothers, who were a target of the militants, were also injured. Police sources and eye-witness account revealed that three militants, including Osama, knocked at the house of Gujjar Noor Ahmad at 9pm and also dragged out Vakalat Hussain, Noor's younger brother living adjacent and forced their entry inside Noor''s house. After questioning the two brothers, the militants assaulted 46-year old Noor Ahmed, his wife, Rashida Begum and Vakalat Hussain, describing them as agents of the SFs. In the meantime, Noor's 20-year old son Aijaz Ahmad attacked Osama on his head from the back while 17-year old Ruksana fired from an AK-47 rifle of the militant. Osama was killed on the spot. The brother-sister duo also managed to snatch another AK rifle from the militant and also assaulted the two other militants, who escaped in an injured condition.

  • September 25: Police arrested a JeM militant from the Bus Stand area of Jammu city and recovered hawala (informal money laundering system) money, mobile handsets and SIM cards from his possession. The militant, identified as Zubair Ahmad, a resident of Mendhar town in Poonch District, was arrested soon after he reached the city from Mendhar. Zubair was a close associate of the JeM 'divisional commander' Dawood Ahmed, presently operation from Mendhar.

  • September 13: The JeM has walled off a 4.5-acre compound outside Bahawalpur in the Punjab province of Pakistan. However, a report added that authorities have ignored the construction despite reports that the compound might be a radical madrassa (seminary) or training camp, with senior Police officials claiming there is no militancy problem in southern Punjab.

  • September 6: The Police shot dead a Pakistani militant of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Chota Saad alias Umair, and arrested a District commander of the outfit, Ishfaq Ahmad Sofi alias Ishfaq, during two related anti-militancy operations in the Sopore area of Baramulla District. Two AK-47 rifles, one hand grenade and some ammunition were recovered from the encounter site. Official sources the two militants were involved in carrying out series of grenade attacks in Sopore town, including one on August 10, 2009 on Central Reserve Police Force camp at Plaza Hotel Sopore in which one shopkeeper was killed. They were also involved in several grenade attacks in Srinagar City, besides killing Reshma Jan alias Zahida on June 16, 2009 in model town of Sopore.

  • August 5: The Government announced that 25 extremist and militant groups and welfare organisations affiliated to them have so far been banned because of their involvement in terrorist activities. In a written reply submitted on August 5 in response to a question in the National Assembly, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the banned organisations included Al Qaeda, SMP, Tehrik Nifaz-i-Fiqah Jafaria, SSP, JuD, Al Akhtar Trust, Al Rasheed Trust (ART), Tehrik-i-Islami, JeM, LeJ, TTP, Islamic Students Movement, Khairun Nisa International Trust, Tehrik-i-Islam Pakistan, Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi (TNSM), LeT, Lashkar-i-Islam, Balochistan Liberation Army, Jamiat-i-Ansar, Jamiatul Furqan, Hizbut Tehrir, Khuddam-i-Islam and Millat-i-Islamia Pakistan.

  • August 1: Suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants opened fired targeting Police and Central Reserve Police Force personnel, killing a Policeman and seriously injuring two CRPF personnel in capital Srinagar.

  • July 6: The CID of the Sindh Police arrested a militant of the banned outfit JeM from Hyderabad. Abid Hussain was an absconder in the assassination case of a Hindu businessman Gardesh Kumar since 2007. CID Superintendent of Police, Mazhar Mashwani, told after killing Kumar, the militant had managed to escape during an encounter with the Police during a raid in Hyderabad in 2007. Since then, he went into hiding, while the Police arrested his father and brother, who pointed out the location where Kumar’s body was buried.

  • June 29: Police in PoK has revealed that groups like the LeT and JeM are shifting bases to PoK following clampdown on their activities in the wake of the Mumbai terrorist attacks of November 26, 2008. In a confidential report submitted to the Government of Pakistan, PoK Police has said these groups have acquired large pieces of land in and around PoK capital of Muzaffarabad and are pursuing a "jehadi" agenda under the garb of religious activities. "After the ban imposed on the JuD, the front of LeT by the UNSC, Pakistan forces had taken control of their offices... The activities of the outfit had gone underground for some months, but have again become active," the BBC quoted the report as saying. The report said that the JuD has constructed a mosque, a school and a dispensary on the land acquired by them in Dulasi and further construction is on.

  • The PoK Police report also mentions the activities of other jihadi groups like the JeM and HuM which have also constructed madrassas (seminaries) near Muzaffarabad. The JeM has also set up an office and seminary near Muzaffarabad. Police has noted that most of the activities of the militant groups have been observed in Neelam Valley, near the Line of Control. Extremist organisations have also reportedly set up offices in Kandil Shahi.

  • June 29: The Lahore Police claimed arresting seven terrorists linked to the JeM and TTP and recovering explosives and weapons. According to a handout by the Capital City Police office, the Police arrested the terrorists from T-4 Ali Park, Bund Road Lahore after a brief exchange of fire. It said the men planned to launch terrorist attacks in the city. The handout said the suspects were arrested at a check-post near Shera Kot bus station. They were identified as Karim Bukhsh, Abdul Rehman, Muhammad Younas, Shafaqat Farooqi and Hafiz Muhammad Ijaz. The police said two rifles, three pistols, 22 kilograms of explosives and bullets were recovered. It also said the arrested suspects informed Police about their three accomplices residing in the Bund Road area. The Police subsequently raided their hideout and arrested Shehzad and Ijaz Mahmood. However, Muhammad Ramazan, a resident of Rahim Yar Khan, managed to escape. The Police recovered 12 kg of explosives from the suspects' hideout.

  • June 24: Police arrested Aabid alias Assadullah Bhai, a self-styled battalion commander of the JeM, from the Sopore area of Baramulla District, official sources said in capital Srinagar. Aabid, a resident of Peshawar in Pakistan, was active in Sopore and adjoining areas for the last two years and was involved in many militancy-related activities, they said. One Chinese pistol, a magazine and four rounds were recovered from his possession.

  • April 13: The 36 hour-long operations in Pulwama District ended with the SFs killing another militant. The SFs later recovered dead bodies of both the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants holed up in a residential house of Aglar Kandi area. Inspector General of Police, B. Srinivas, said, "The encounter has ended and both the militants belonging to JeM have been killed. One Army captain sustained injuries in the operation," Both the slain militants were Pakistani citizens and identified as Afaaq and Babar, he added further. Two AK series rifles and some other material were recovered from the site of encounter.

  • April 12: A militant of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was killed and an Army officer injured in an encounter in the Pulwama District. A gun battle broke out in Aglar Kandi area after SFs launched a search operation in the area, official sources said. They said one militant was killed in the firefight so far. One Army officer of the rank of Captain was also injured in the gun battle. According to intelligence inputs, the two militants belong to JeM and are residents of Pakistan. They have been identified as Afaq and Baber. One residential house suffered extensive damage while three other houses were partially damaged in an encounter.

  • March 31: A soldier, Sepoy Rumpum Gogi, who was injured in the encounter with the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants in Kamla forests in the Tral area of Pulwama District, succumbed to injuries at 92 Base hospital of the Army at Badami Bagh Cantonment on March 30, a Police spokesman said. He also said the second militant killed in the encounter has been identified as 'district commander' Azhar alias Usman, a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan. The other militant killed in the encounter was a local resident.

  • March 29: Meanwhile, the two militants killed in an encounter in Kamla forests of Tral in Pulwama District a day earlier have been identified as local cadres of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). One of the slain militants has been identified as Azad Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Dadsara village. Two assault rifles, six magazines, 89 rounds and two grenades were recovered from the possession of the slain militants.

  • March 25: The Australian Government on March 16 re-listed six groups as terrorist organisations under the Criminal Code, following advice from Australia's security agencies. The re-listing ensures that it remains an offence to associate with, train with, provide training for, receive funds from, make funds available to, direct or recruit for these organisations. The outfits that have been re-listed are: Ansar al Islam (formerly Ansar al-Sunna); Asbat al Ansar; Islamic Army of Aden; Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan; JeM; and LeJ.

  • February 5: Several banned militant groups met in Muzaffarabad, the Pakistan occupied Kashmir capital, and pledged to continue the jihad to "liberate" Kashmir from India. The meeting was organised by a previously unknown group, Tehreek-e-Azadi Jammu and Kashmir, on the eve of "Kashmir Solidarity Day". Groups affiliated to the United Jihad Council (UJC), the umbrella organisation of more than a dozen militant outfits, were in attendance including the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM). The meeting took place at Chattar, a neighbourhood that reportedly houses Government offices, top Government functionaries and political VIPs. The local administration did not prevent the event, held under a tent on a main road. However, there was no comment from the Pakistan Government on the meeting.

  • January 8: The ten-day long operation by the SFs which targeted about a dozen commanders of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit in Bhati Dhar forests of Mendhar in Poonch District came to an abrupt end in the evening of January 8 with all militants managing to escape. Army sources confirmed that the operation has been called off and all militants, who were being searched for last 10 days, might have escaped. "The operation, which had started on December 30 afternoon in dense Bhati Dhar forests, is off. All militants were reported to have escaped taking advantage of rugged terrain and prevailing climatic conditions in the area", they said. This was the longest ever anti-militancy operation in Jammu region in two decades.

    Police arrested two more civilians taking the total number of arrests made from Bhati Dhar surroundings for helping JeM militants in converting cave hide-outs into bunkers to four. The two civilians were identified as Mohammed Bashir and Mohammed Iqbal, both residents of village Thera in Bhati Dhar. Earlier, Police had arrested a retired Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police and a woman for assisting the militants.

  • January 5: While an encounter between the SFs and JeM militants in Bein forests of Bhati Dhar in Poonch District entered the sixth day, two SF personnel sustained splinter injuries in the intermittent firing by the holed up militants. The militants, who are at the position on higher peaks of the densely forested mountainous belt of Bhati Dhar, are reportedly firing intermittently mostly during the night and early hours. Three SF personnel and four militants have been killed so far in the encounter that began on January 1.

  • January 3: A Special Police Officer (SPO), Naresh Kumar, was killed in the continuing encounter between SFs and two absconding Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants at Bhati Dhar forests in the Mendhar tehsil of Poonch District. With the killing of SPO, the death toll in the three-day long encounter has reached seven.

  • January 2: Four top militants of the JeM were killed in a fierce three-day long gun-battle at Bhati Dhar forests in the Mendhar tehsil (revenue division) of Poonch District. While two Army soldiers and a militant were killed on January 1, three militants were killed on January 2. Official sources said bodies of two soldiers, who were missing in the encounter, were recovered in the morning of January 2. They have been identified as Subedar Rakesh Kumar Singh and Naik K. P. Singh. While one of the militants was killed in the night of January 1 after he came out of the hideout firing on the Army personnel, his three associates were killed on January 2 when their hideout was blasted with a powerful bomb. A large quantity of arms, ammunition, explosives, wireless set, mobile telephones and literature was also destroyed along with the hideout.

  • January 1: Two Army soldiers and a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) 'area commander' were killed in a gun-battle at Bhati Dhar forests in the Chatral area of Mendhar sub-division in Poonch District while a group of five militants was still trapped in the area. Official sources said troops of Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group personnel had cordoned off Bhati Dhar forests two days back after receiving specific information that a group of six JeM militants had taken shelter there. In the evening of January 1, the militants reportedly opened fire on Army personnel, who retaliated. In the subsequent encounter between the two sides which continued for more than two hours, two soldiers and JeM 'area commander' Abdul Gul were killed.


  • December 18: The Foreign Ministry has said that the JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar "is wanted by the law enforcement authorities of Pakistan and is at large." The clarification came after Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told a television channel that Azhar was among the "important people" who had been taken into custody. A few hours earlier, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik told that his Government was still looking for Azhar. "He is not under house arrest. As far as I know, [the report of his house arrest] is wrong. He is not in Pakistan... We don’t know where he is," Malik said. Last week, Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar told that Azhar had been "picked up." These statements came after Pakistani authorities had "confined" Azhar to his home in Bahawalpur in Punjab province.

  • December 17: Authorities have reportedly claimed neutralizing a clandestine terror network set up by the jailed killer of Daniel Pearl inside the Hyderabad Jail and the Sindh Government has suspended senior Police and jail officials after a large number of cell phones, SIMs and other equipment were recovered. Highly-placed Interior Ministry sources told that the jailed terrorist, JeM cadre Ahmed Omar Sheikh, had also threatened General Pervez Musharraf on his personal cell phone in the second week of November 2008 and planned to get him assassinated by a suicide bomber. The caller reportedly told Musharraf: "I am after you, get ready to die." Subsequent investigations by the authorities revealed the threatening phone call was made by someone from the Hyderabad Central Jail. Being a suspect, Omar Sheikh was placed under observation before it transpired that he was the one who had threatened the former president.

  • December 8: The Pakistani authorities have placed restrictions on the movement of Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the outlawed JeM, by confining him to his multi-storeyed concrete compound in the Model Town area of Bahawalpur in Punjab province,. Official sources said Azhar’s activities have been restricted in the wake of the India’s recent demand to hand him over to New Delhi. Adviser on Interior Rehman Malik said in Islamabad last week that India has given to Pakistan a list of three persons—Maulana Masood Azhar, Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon—for their immediate extradition.

    India has reportedly sought the arrest and extradition of Masood Azhar while citing a 1989 agreement signed by the director-general of the CBI and the director-general of the FIA which binds both the agencies to collaborate with each other, to trace out the most wanted terrorists and criminals and hand them over to their respective counterpart. Azhar is wanted by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the 2001 attacks on Indian parliament.

  • November 20: An official spokesman said that two militants of the JeM were killed in a joint operation of the police and army in the Daril-Vilgam village of Kupwara district. The slain militants were identified as Shamsher alias Showkat Bhai and Irfan alias Abu Talib, both residents of Pakistan. Two AK rifles and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.

  • October 14: In Srinagar, Police arrested four persons involved in grenade attacks and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. They were in close contact with chief operational commander of the JeM, namely Pasha, who had given them instructions to lob grenades in Srinagar City.

  • October 9: Security forces shot dead the 'chief commander' of the Pakistan-based JeM, identified as Zaheer Ahmad alias Pasha, and his accomplice, Saifullah alias Shoukat Bhai alias Faisal, during a five-hour gun battle in the Sopore area of Baramulla district. The duo were Pakistani nationals. Two AK assault rifles and some ammunition were recovered from the possession of the slain militants of Faisalabad, Pakistan

  • September 27: The continuing encounter at Kenigam in the Pakharpora-Rajpora belt of south Kashmir ended and the dead bodies of both the holed up JeM militants were recovered. The slain militants were identified as Shaukat Ahmed Dar of Pulwama, and Adnan Bhai of Balochistan in Pakistan. Three Army personnel and a civilian sustained injuries in the gunbattle. Later an explosion occurred when residents were clearing the rubble injuring 16 persons.

  • September 25: A JeM militant, identified as Showkat was killed in another ongoing operation at village Kenigam near Pakharpora in the Budgam-Pulwama belt. Another accomplice of the dead militant, identified as Adnan was still fighting the forces.

  • September 7: Security forces (SFs) killed a ‘divisional commander’ of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit, Barkatullah Ansari a.k.a. Hyder of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, during an encounter that ensued after a cordon-and-search operation at Warpora in the Baramulla district. Officials said that three SF personnel sustained injuries in the incident. They added that Ansari was a key co-ordinator between different militant outfits in north Kashmir apart from being involved in a number of attacks on the SFs and civilians in the Sopore-Bandipora region.

  • July 27: SFs killed two militants - Abdullah, 'Battalion Commander' of the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Abu Baker of Jaish-e-Mohammed - in an encounter at village Gujarpati Surigam in the Kupwara district. Abdullah was reportedly involved in killing of two policemen in the Sogam area of Kupwara district in May 2008.

  • July 16: Two militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) outfit and a Special Police Officer of the Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed and approximately 22 security force personnel sustained injuries in an 18-hour-long gun-battle at Warpora village on the Sopore-Bandipora Road. Officials later said that the slain militants were identified as Hilal Ahmed Sofi of Warpora and a Pakistani militant, namely Ali Mohammad Raza.

  • July 4: One JeM militant was killed by troops during an encounter between village Barpora and Wagahama in the Pulwama district. While one Pakistani militant, Shabir Ahmad alias Arsalan, managed to escape in injured condition, an AK 47 rifle and two magazines were recovered from the encounter site.

  • June 16: During a routine checking, SFs arrested three JeM militants at Shokbaba Bandipora in the Baramula district. The SFs also recovered three hand grenades from their possession.

  • June 9: The security forces foiled an attempt by some militants of the JeM, HuM and HM to indoctrinate and recruit five youth of Sopore area in the Baramulla District into jehad and other anti-national activities. The youths were likely to be sent to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir for acquiring arms and training in guerrilla warfare.

  • May 23: The troops launched a search operation in the Panzu area and arrested a militant of the JeM, identified as Bilal Ahmed Chopan. Three Chinese grenades, one AK magazine and six rounds of AK ammunition were recovered from his possession.

  • May 17: The SFs in an encounter at Laru Jageer in the Tral area of Pulwama district killed six JeM militants while at least four militants, two of them injured, managed to escape. Two of the dead militants were identified as the top wanted JeM 'district commander' Waseem Hassan Ahanger alias Qari Asif and his close associate Mohammad Yousuf Bhat alias Prince. While Qari Asif was active since 2004 and was operating in the Tral area, Prince was reportedly active since 2007 in the Awantipora and Tral areas.

  • April 24: Superintendent of Police in Handwara, Dr. Haseeb Mughal, said that about 30 militants of the LeT and JeM were still active in the Handwara-Kandi belt of Kupwara district.

  • April 23: The SFs shot dead a Pakistani militant of the JeM outfit, identified as Abu Umar, at village Nadwal in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. A body-guard of Abu Umar was reported to have escaped during the exchange of firing, sources said.

  • April 22: The involvement of Pakistan-based outfits has been observed in most of the terrorist attacks in India as groups from across the border continue to sponsor terrorist and subversive activities in the country, the Union Home Ministry said in its Annual Report for 2007-08. "The hand of Pakistan-based terrorist organisations - LeT and JeM - and, increasingly of the Bangladesh-based HuJI, known to have close links with ISI, has been observed in most of these cases," the 167-page report said. The incidents showed these groups have been using sleeper cells in the country to carry out such activities, and have also been using the territory of other neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal, it said.

  • April 19: The SFs in a day long gun battle killed four heavily armed militants in the Rang forest area, about 6-km ahead of Warnow in the Kupwara district. Three of the slain militants, residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, were identified as Amjad Bhai, Abu Saifullah and Irshad Ahmed. While Amjad Bhai was a top wanted ‘district commander’ of the JeM who had been operating in the Lolab area for the last six years, Abu Saifullah and Arshad were both cadres of the LeT. SSP, Kupwara, Vijay Kumar, confirmed the death of four militants said that four AK rifles and a number of grenades were among the arms and ammunition seized at the site of the encounter.

  • April 11: JeM and LeT, the Pakistan-based terrorist groups, are among the 44 outfits designated as 'Foreign Terrorist Organisations' (FTO) by the US. Besides these two, other groups active in India - the Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami and Pakistan-based HuM - are also in the FTO list issued by the office of the coordinator for counter terrorism of the US Department of State.

  • April 2: SFs killed two militants of the JeM outfit, identified as Abu Hussain alias Saifullah and Abu Omar, both Pakistani nationals, during an operation at Arin Dardpora in the Bandipora district.

  • March 23: Pulwama Police arrested an over-ground worker of the JeM outfit, namely Mohammad Ishaq Mir, in the Pulwama town. Officials claimed that a hand grenade was recovered from his possession.

  • March 9: Troops arrested three suspected JeM militants from Warpora village in the Baramulla district. The arrested were identified as Manzoor Ahmed Dar alias Jana, Ishfaq Ahmed War alias Ishkan and Abdul Rashid War. Two hand grenades were recovered from their possession.

  • February 21: In a joint operation, the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Army killed three militants of the JeM in Kupwara district. Deputy Inspector General of Police (North Kashmir), B. Srinivas, informed that Police had received specific information regarding the presence of a seven-member group of JeM militants in the dense forest area of Batnar Kooligam in the snowbound Lolab valley. In the encounter that ensued after a cordon-and-search operation, three militants were killed while four others, including two injured militants, managed to escape. Srinivas said that identity of the slain militants was being ascertained with the help of informants and residents of Khurhama area, though some of them insisted that the Jaish 'commander' Pasha was among those killed.

  • January 22: Maulana Abdul Jabbar, a former commander of the JeM, was arrested during a recent crackdown on extremists, said Interior Ministry sources in Pakistan. They said Jabbar was earlier arrested in 2002 for his alleged involvement in the first three suicide attacks in the country, which targeted Christian centers in Islamabad, Taxila and Murree. He was released in November 2002. He was again arrested in December 2003 in connection with attacks on President Pervez Musharraf but released in 2006 for lack of evidence, the sources said. Sources added that a security agency had detained Jabbar on suspicion of his involvement in the recent suicide attacks. However, the Interior Ministry spokesperson Javed Iqbal Cheema neither denied nor confirmed Jabbar’s arrest, saying it was not in his knowledge.


  • December 29-30: A 'battalion commander' of the JeM outfit, identified as Abdul Gani Dar alias Jhangvi, was killed in a fierce gun battle at Drubgam village in the Rajpora area of Pulwama district on December 29. A day later, the police recovered the dead body of another Pakistani militant, Abu Shakir, of the JeM from the encounter site.

  • December 6: Pakistani militants of the JeM and LeT have joined hands with the HuJI of Bangladesh to destabilise India’s sovereignty taking the strategic advantage of the eastern border, the Director General of BSF, A. K. Mitra, said. Talking to the media in Agartala, Mitra pointed out that the western frontier of India was relatively tough for Pakistani militants but the eastern border with Bangladesh had become more useful for them and foreign militants were utilising South Bengal border for anti-Indian activities. He disclosed that 14 militants of the LeT and JeM were arrested in South Bengal border, trying to sneak into India from Bangladesh in the past six months. Speaking on the recent terrorist attacks in India, including the recent serial bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh, Mitra said circumstantial evidence point to a kind of a joint mission by the HUJI, along with LeT and JeM.

  • November 27: Two JeM militants were killed in an encounter with the SFs near Sangrama in the Sopore-Baramulla belt in north Kashmir. One of them was believed to be a local Kashmiri militant and another Pakistani national. However, both remained unidentified.

  • November 16: Three suspected Pakistani JeM militants were arrested by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police in Lucknow on a tip off that some terrorists were passing through the Tehripulia area.

  • November 15: Five militants, including four Pakistani cadres of the HuM and a lone Pakistani cadre of the JeM and two soldiers were killed at Dharamwari in an encounter that lasted for over 10 hours.

  • October 30: Ghulam Sarwar alias Amanullah Bukhari alias Jangi Chacha of Gujranwala, Pakistan, a 'district commander' of the JeM, was killed by the SFs in an encounter in the Bandipora district. Officials said that Bukhari was wanted in over 50 civilian killings in addition to a number of police personnel.

  • October 24: SFs killed two of the top wanted Pakistani militants of the JeM outfit. SF personnel launched a cordon-and-search operation at Khoshi Mohalla Brar near Chitti Bandi village in the Bandipora district after receiving information that two militants were hiding at the residence of one Ghulam Hassan Paswal. In the ensuing encounter, SFs destroyed the target house, killing both the holed up militants, identified as 'district commander' Saquib and 'battalion commander' Abu Huzaifa alias Ghazi Baba. Two soldiers were wounded in the encounter.

  • October 18: Two Pakistani militants of the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), 'district commander' Dr Zen and his bodyguard, were killed in a gun-battle with the SFs at Lodara village in the Bandipora district However, in the capital Srinagar, a Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen spokesman claimed to news agencies that one of the militants killed was his outfit's "Battalion Commander" Abul Khair alias Mohammad Usman and another was Imran of the JeM. Officials however insisted that one was Zen and another was his bodyguard.

  • October 17: Security forces foiled an infiltration bid and arrested a JeM militant, Abdul Majid Chowhan, from Dardapora Lolab in the Kupwara district.

  • September 20: An Army officer, Mukesh Kumar, and one Pakistani ‘commander’ of the JeM outfit, identified as Jamal alias Bilal Bhai, were killed in an encounter between terrorists and SF personnel at Tral in the Pulwama district.

    One Pakistani ‘commander’ of the JeM outfit, identified as Amanullah Bukhari, was arrested by SF personnel during a search operation at Bandipora in the Baramulla district.

  • September 17: Two top Pakistani militants of the JeM were killed in a joint operation by the SFs at Khayyar village in the Bandipore area. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), Shiv Mohan Sahai, said that SFs launched a search operation in the area following information that three of the top wanted militants of the JeM, led by the most wanted Amanullah Bukhari, were hiding at a house. SFs later neutralized their hideout and gunned down two heavily armed militants, identified as Mohammad Tariq Khan alias Sajid and Mohammad Abu Bakr Ayayee alias Usman. However, Bukhari managed to escape.

  • September 14: A suspected Pakistani cadre of the JeM was killed by SF personnel at Sodal near Handwara in the Baramulla district. While one SF personnel was wounded, five terrorists managed to escape from the incident site.

  • September 4: A JeM ‘district commander’, Abdul Gani alias Abu Mavia alias Mauz, surrendered before the troops in Doda district. Senior Superintendent of Police, Manohar Singh, informed that Abu Mavia had joined militancy in 2002 and received arms training at Balakote training camp in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

  • August 30: Security forces killed a Pakistani militant of the JeM outfit, identified as Ali Raja, at Balkul Gali Top in the Kupwara district.

  • August 17: Police arrested four members of the JeM network, including a woman and her daughter, from Mendhar in the Poonch district. The women, who were arrested from a hide-out at village Bhati Dhara, were identified as Zubaida Begum and her 20-year old daughter Rubeena Begum. Zubaida’s husband, Mohammed Razzaq was already under detention since the last two years for his links with the JeM. According to official sources, both the women were instrumental in shifting arms and hawala consignments for the militants.

  • August 11: Special Operations Group of Jammu Police and Delhi Police, in a joint operation, gunned down JeM 'divisional commander' Saifullah Qari, a Pakistani national and mastermind behind the July 5, 2005-attack on makeshift Ram temple at the disputed Ayodhya complex in Uttar Pradesh and critically injured his associate in a house at Ramzanpura near Janipura Colony in Jammu. The injured militant has been arrested. A Delhi Police Sub Inspector Devinder Singh was also injured in the operation that lasted for half an hour.

  • August 1: Troops also killed a Pakistani militant of the JeM, identified as Mohammad Talha Reyan, in an encounter at Zaloora in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.

  • July 5: A militant of the JeM outfit was killed in an encounter with police at Krussan in the Kupwara district.

  • May 22: Two JeM cadres, identified as 'district commander' Waseem Bhai of Pakistan and Arshid Ahmed Dar alias Umar, were killed by the SF personnel In another encounter at Kesrigam in the Kakapora area of Pulwama district. Official sources said that a soldier, Rajesh Chaudhry of the Rashtriya Rifles, also died in the gun-battle.

  • May 16: The CRPF personnel arrested one over-ground worker of the JeM outfit, Farooq Ahmad, at Murran road in Pulwama.

  • May 6: Pakistan-based terrorist groups, particularly the JeM and LeT, are increasingly depending on "surrogate bases" in Bangladesh, Nepal and the Middle East for movement of trained cadres and finances for their operations, indicated the Union Home Ministry. A home ministry document, based on intelligence inputs, said the Bangladesh-based HuJI, linked to the JeM and LeT, is recruiting Indian youths, sending them to Pakistan for training and re-inducting them via Bangladesh to carry out terrorist attacks. "This is evident from the Mumbai local train serial bomb blasts in which 11 Pakistanis infiltrated through the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar, Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and Indo-Pakistan border in Gujarat," the report said.

  • April 26: Another plot to assassinate the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in a suicide attack during his rally at Bandipora in the Baramulla district was foiled by police with the arrest of three militants, including a Pakistani national. A senior police officer said that a top LeT militant, Showkat Ahmed, was arrested from the capital Srinagar on April 24. During interrogation, he revealed that the LeT, JeM and HM had hatched a joint conspiracy to assassinate the Chief Minister at Bandipora during his rally. Police raided a militant hideout on the outskirts of Srinagar from where two associates of Showkat were also arrested. They included one Pakistani, Abu Sikander.

  • April 21: The outlawed JeM is reportedly re-organising itself under its new commander Mufti Abdul Rauf, younger brother of the outfit's chief Maulana Masood Azhar. The JeM had established a transit camp in the capital Islamabad for its activists coming from southern Punjab and traveling to Kohat where another camp had been established. "Mufti Abdul Rauf is spearheading the re-organisation of JeM," the sources said. Rauf appeared on the scene after Maulana Azhar went underground following two suicide attacks on President General Pervez Musharraf. The camp in Islamabad is supposed to serve as the base for the outfit for its propaganda campaign and distribution of pamphlets in the tribal areas.

  • March 17: A militant of JeM was arrested from village Sangoo-Narbal in Kakapora in the Pulwama district along with three hand grenades, four detonators, 700 grams of explosives and seven AK rounds.

  • March 16: Rawalpindi Police said that they arrested five cadres of the banned JeM, who were on their way to the Supreme Court building, in Faizabad. The arrested men had been identified as Mohammad Jahangir, Mufti Abdul Rauf, Abdul Haleem, Atiqur Rehman and Kashif. Mohammad Jahangir and Mufti Abdul Rauf were the brothers of Maulana Masood Azhar.

  • February 27: SFs killed a JeM militant, identified as Mohammad Iqbal alias Bala of Pakistan, during an encounter at Gujjarpatti Chandigam in the Kupwara district. Three of his associates reportedly managed to escape from the incident site.

  • February 21: The Police control room in New Delhi received a call from a man identifying himself as spokesman of the JeM who threatened to carry out blasts in the national capital if four of its men, lodged in the Tihar jail are not released. The police reportedly has identified the number and a hunt is on to arrest the person responsible for making the call.

  • February 4: Four suspected JeM militants, including a Pakistani national, are arrested following an encounter with the Delhi Police under the Ranjit Singh flyover near Connaught Place. The police recovered three kilograms of RDX, four detonators, a timer, six hand grenades, .30 bore firearm, US $ 10,000 and INR 50,000 from them. The encounter followed a tip off available with the Special Cell of the Delhi Police that some JeM members are in the Capital to carry out a major operation and they would meet near the flyover. Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Karnal Singh said the militants, identified themselves as Shahid Gafur from Sialkot in Pakistan and Bashir Ahmed, Fayaz Lone and Abdul Mazid from Jammu and Kashmir. The three Kashmiris disclosed that they arrived by the Malwa Express earlier in the day.  

  • Februar 2: Islamabad police arrested 40 students of a Madrassa (seminary) in connection with a protest demonstration by the banned JeM held during the visit of an APHC delegation.

  • January 20: Police have beefed up security in the Cuttack city amidst intelligence reports indicating that the JeM, Lashkar-e-Toiba LeT and SIMI cadres are planning to orchestrate a terrorist attack during the India-West Indies one-day Cricket Match at the Barabati Stadium on January 24. Official sources told that terrorists are planning to carry out attacks in Cuttack, besides Kochi (Kerala), Bhubaneswar (capital of Orissa), Guwahati (Assam) and Bangalore (capital of Karnataka) prior to the Republic Day on January 26.  

    A senior police official in Orissa said, "We have information that Muslim fundamentalists are trying to take advantage of the feeble police presence in certain pockets of the state. We are very watchful and alert." According to the security blueprint, three platoons of police force will guard the hotel where the teams of India and West Indies stay in Bhubaneswar while around 40 platoons would do duty in Cuttack. Plainclothes policemen would also man the nearly 40-km distance from the hotel to the stadium.

  • January 19: SF personnel foil a terrorist attempt to cause large scale disturbances during Republic Day (January 26) when they arrested five militants of the LeT and JeM from different places at Bandipora in the Baramulla district.

  • January 8: Security forces (SFs) arrested a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) cadre, Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, at New Colony in the Pulwama district.

  • January 7: SFs killed two cadres of the JeM outfit, identified as Fayaz Ahmed Sheikh alias Muzzamil Jihadi, a 'Tehsil Commander', and Shabir Ahmed Rather at Dalwan village in the Chrar-e-Sharief area of Budgam district.


  • December 18: Four of the six terrorists, who were reportedly trapped in three separate operations at Bandipora and Lolab, have been killed by the SFs since December 18-evening. Sources said that SF operation ended with the death of both the holed up terrorists at Kota Satrena in the Bandipora area of Baramulla district. They are identified as Saifullah and Khalid alias Zubair, Pakistani cadres of the JeM.

  • December 4: The Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are using territory and elements in Bangladesh and Nepal for movement of terrorists and finances in India, according to a paper prepared by the Union Home Ministry on internal security situation.

  • November 27: Two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were arrested by the Delhi Police at the Old Delhi railway station. The arrests followed a tip-off that the duo were aboard the Kalka-Delhi Mail train. Police recovered two kilograms of RDX and INR 5 lakh from them. During interrogation, the arrested persons reportedly disclosed that they were JeM militants.

  • November 21: Two over-ground workers of the militants, identified as Kamar Din and Mohammad Ashraf, associated with the JeM outfit, are arrested from the Chajroo area of Udhampur district.

  • November 12: The Union Government has decided to provide maximum security cover for the kin of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, his predecessor Atal Behari Vajpayee and Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi, in view of the abduction threat from the Pakistan-based JeM group. Security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir intercepted a wireless message of the JeM, which suggested that militants were planning to kidnap kin of these VVIPs to secure the release of some militants in various jails of India.

  • October 19: A cadre of the Pakistan-based outfit JeM, identified as Pervez Ahmed Radoo, is arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police on October 14. He was a carrier of arms, explosives and communication equipment for JeM cadres in various parts of the country, including Delhi. The police said JeM chief in Srinagar, identified as Shergill, had entrusted Pervez with triggering explosions in the Capital.

  • October 17: Head Constable Vikram Singh, driver of Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) S. M. Sahai, is shot dead by terrorists near the General Bus Stand at Batmaloo in the capital Srinagar.

    Terrorists shot dead Constable Dilawar Ahmed at Telbal Morh near the Hazratbal Shrineon the outskirts of Srinagar. The JeM claimed responsibility for both the attacks.

  • October 15: Police constable Ghulam Mohiuddin is reported to have died and his colleague, Ghulam Hassan, sustained injuries in a terrorist attack in the Lal Chowk area of capital Srinagar. The JeM claimed responsibility for the incident.

  • October 6: Police arrests two terrorists of the JeM, identified as Liaquat Hussain and Mushtaq Ahmed, from Pangai in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.

  • October 4: 21 terrorists, belonging to the JeM, Al Barq and Hizb-e-Islami outfits, hailing mostly from the Baramulla and Kupwara districts, surrender before 19 Infantry Division within a day of their infiltration from LoC in the Uri sector.

  • September 28: A Hawala operator, identified as Naseer Ahmed alias Doctor, is arrested by Nowshera police from the Mendhar area of Poonch district. He is being questioned to ascertain his links with the JeM outfit, including the outfit’s ‘commander’ for Rajouri-Poonch districts, Saifullah Kari.

  • 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."

    A JeM cadre, identified as Arshad Ahmed alias Tipu, surrenders before SFs in the Doda district.

  • September 20: Javed Ahmed alias Atish alias Jugnoo, a ‘section commander’ of the JeM, is killed by the SF personnel at village Rannaie in the Doda district.

  • September 17: Abu Jandal, a former bodyguard of Osama bin Laden, claims that Al Qaeda operatives were behind the hijacking of the Indian Airlines plane in December 1999, which culminated in the release of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar and two other terrorists, Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar and Omar Sheikh, at Kandahar in Afghanistan.

  • September 16: Three JeM militants are killed during a cordon-and-search operation at Gurwatan Sarpathri in Pir Panjal foothills in Shopian area. One of the killed militants is believed to be a Pakistani national.

  • September 12: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that that Pakistan has not done enough to control terrorist outfits like the LeT and JeM.

  • September 9: SFs arrest Mohammad Rizwan, a member of the banned JeM, from the outskirts of Karachi in Pakistan. He was involved in several heinous acts of sectarian terrorism and the provincial government had him on their most wanted list.

  • September 4: A cadre of the JeM, Qadiryar, is killed in an encounter with SF personnel at Midora in the Pulwama district.

  • August 30: SFs arrest two cadres of the JeM at Lolab valley in the Kupwara district along with five hand grenades.

  • August 29: Two teachers are arrested as Rajouri district police today raided terrorist hide-outs in the Mendhar, Darhal, Gambhir and Rajouri towns to neutralize the network of Amzad, ‘financial chief’ of the JeM, who was reportedly arrested earlier.

  • August 24: The Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Mumbai Police said that the two Pakistani terrorists, one of whom was killed in an encounter on August 21, had plans to attack five places in Mumbai, including the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre at Anushakti Nagar and Siddhivinayak Temple. During interrogation, Mohammad Riaz Nawabuddin, who was arrested on August 21, has revealed that the duo had obtained training at a JeM camp in Pakistan.

    The Special Operations Group of police in Jammu arrests three activists of the JeM and HM from Tikri on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway when they were shifting a Hawala consignment from Rajouri to Kashmir.

    Two JeM cadres, identified as Gulshan Ahmed and Tariq Ahmed Hazzan, are arrested from the Kupwara 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 JeM, LeT, HM and Al-Badr for terrorist related activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • August 18: An intelligence agency has handed over six suspects, belonging to the proscribed JeM, to police in connection with the March 2, 2006-suicide attack outside the US consulate in Karachi.

  • August 17: Terrorists attack personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF at three places in the capital city of Srinagar on with silencer-fitted pistols, killing two of them and injuring two others. One of the injured succumbs to his injuries later.

    Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), S M Sahai, said that a freshly inducted JeM module has carried out the attacks. Ismail Hamza, an aide to the JeM leader Maulana Masood Azhar, denies that a British national arrested in Pakistan in connection with the plot to blow up US-bound airliners had ever been a member of the group.

  • August 16: The father of Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the JeM, said that Rashid Rauf, identified by Pakistan as a key player in the failed plot to blow up transatlantic airliners in London, left the movement to join rivals more interested in Al Qaeda’s anti-Western message. He said that Rauf was a member of the JeM before he joined Al Qaeda.

  • August 8: The Jammu Police shot dead two suicide squad (Fidayeen) cadres of the JeM outfit, including one identified as Mohammed Basharat alias Khalid, a Pakistani, in an encounter at Jagti near Nagrota in the early hours and foils their plot to strike in the Jammu City on or before the Independence Day (August 15).

    Hassan Bhai, a front ranking JeM cadre, who was also a close associate of the outfit’s chief Maulana Masood Azhar, is killed in an encounter with the police in the Keshwan forests of Doda district.

  • August 1: A Police Constable and two JeM terrorists, including a Pakistani national, are killed in an overnight encounter at Chidipora in the Pulwama district. Two CRPF personnel, Mohammad Aziz and Kapil Kumar, are killed by cadres of the JeM at Dalgate in the capital Srinagar. A civilian is also injured in the attack, which took place near a crowded bus stop.

  • July 19: In three separate incidents in capital Srinagar, terrorists open fire on police personnel killing two of them and injuring another. Subsequently, JeM claims responsibility for the attacks, which took place at the Bus Depot near Hazratbal Shrine, Soura Sabzi Mandi and Lal Chowk.

  • June 25: Two Pakistani terrorists of the JeM outfit are killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Dardsun area of Kupwara district, while three others managed to escape. A JeM spokesperson confirms the death of two cadres of his outfit, but claims that four soldiers are also killed and three others sustained injuries in the gun-battle.

  • May 30: A police personnel is killed and ten persons sustain injuries in separate grenade attacks in the capital Srinagar. In the first incident, terrorists hurl a grenade towards an escort vehicle of the Human Rights Commission near Iqbal Park killing police constable Ghulam Nabi Kanjoo on the spot and injuring six persons, including a woman and her two infants. The Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claims responsibility for the attack.

  • May 22: Thirty-four persons, including 23 civilians, are injured in separate grenade attacks in Srinagar. Subsequently, the JeM claims responsibility for these attacks.

  • May 15: Two civilians and one CRPF personnel are wounded when terrorists targeted a security bunker with grenades at Kawdara in the capital Srinagar. The JeM claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • May 6: Two youths, who had forcibly been inducted by a JeM 'commander', are rescued by the troops from the Dachhan area of Doda district.

  • May 3: A police personnel is wounded when terrorists lobbed a hand grenade targeting the Police Station at Khanyar in the capital Srinagar. A spokesperson for the JeM claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • April 27: Troops arrested a suspect, Mohammed Sharief Khatana, during a search operation from the Kanthali area of Udhampur district along with some clothing which he had planned to give to Abu Sufian, Abu Muslim and Manzoor Ahmed, cadres of the JeM outfit.

  • April 16: Four civilians are wounded when unidentified terrorists triggered a grenade blast targeting a picket of the Central Reserve Police Force at Rainawari Chowk in the capital Srinagar. The JeM is reported to have claimed responsibility for the attack.

  • April 16: Police kills a top ranking cadre of the JeM, identified as Aftab Ansari, at Kokernag in the Anantnag district.

  • April 14: Terrorists trigger out seven grenade blasts in the capital city of Srinagar, killing five civilians and injuring 44 persons, including 14 SF personnel. A local news agency, Current News Service, reported that four terrorist groups - JeM, Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen (JuM), Al-Mansooran and J&K Islamic Front - claimed responsibility for these blasts.

  • April 11: A JeM cadre, identified as Haider alias Imtiyaz, is killed during an encounter with the SFs at Lolab in the Kupwara district.

  • April 10: Two JeM cadres, identified as Mustaqeem and Commando, are killed during an encounter with the security forces at Sukhnai village in the Doda district.

  • April 4: Cadres of the JeM abduct Ghulam Rasool Jan, a police constable, from his residence and subsequently killed him at Kehlil in the Tral area of Pulwama district.

  • March 17: The SFs shot dead four foreign mercenaries of the JeM outfit, including 'district commander' Abu Mehtab, in an encounter at village Morian Chatru in the Manjakote area of Rajouri district.

  • March 14: A 'Divisional Commander' of the JeM, Jaish Zubair Lone alias Irfan, and his associate, Ihtisham Ali alias Abu Saliha, are killed in an encounter with the troops at Chandhara Pampore village in the Pulwama district.

  • March 11: Authorities in PoK are reported to have arrested eight terrorists in Muzaffarabad, including Mufti Abdul Raouf of the JeM.

  • March 5: Twenty-three civilians and two CRPF personnel are injured during a JeM triggered grenade attack on a CRPF vehicle near Rajpora Chowk in Pulwama town.

  • March 4: Six civilians and three police personnel sustain injuries in a JeM triggered grenade attack near Rainawari in the capital Srinagar.

  • February 19: Two JeM terrorists, Ali Muawia, a ‘district commander’, and Abu Khalid, a ‘battalion commander’, are killed by the SFs in a gun-battle at Ganai in the Tral town of Pulwama district. One AK-56 rifle and one pistol are recovered from the incident site.

  • February 2: Two JeM terrorists, identified as ‘district commander’ Shah Ali and Abrar Hazarvi, are killed in an encounter with the police at Madhari jungle in the Poonch district. Two AK-47 rifles, eight magazines, 121 rounds, one Kenwood radio set, four grenades, Rs 1860 in Indian currency, Rs 1500 in Pakistan currency, two pouches and one diary are recovered from the incident site.

  • January 1: A JeM ‘divisional commander’, Osama Bukhari alias Mohammed Arshad, is shot dead in an encounter with the troops at Dodaj under the jurisdiction of Darhal police station in Rajouri district. Two police personnel, Mohammed Ishfaq and Abdul Qayoom, are wounded in the incident. Bukhari, a resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan, was instrumental in a number of killings in the Thannamandi and Darhal areas, according to official sources. One AK-47 rifle, three magazines, 100 rounds, one Chinese pistol with two magazines, two Chinese grenades, one wireless set, four diaries, 10 letter pads, one pouch, matrix codes, some documents and photo identity cards are recovered from the incident site.

  • December 29: Three terrorists, including a top JeM ‘commander’, are killed in an encounter with the SFs at Khrew Pampore in the Pulwama district. According to defence sources, the slain terrorists include ‘deputy divisional commander’ of the outfit, Qari Suhail, and two of his accomplices Afaq and Danish.

  • December 21: Police arrest five JeM cadres from the outskirts of Kishtwar town in Doda district. Two of them hail from Anantnag district in Kashmir valley and three from Kishtwar. They were identified as Sajjad Ahmed Khanday, Shabir Ahmed Akhoon, Tanveer Ahmed, Shahid Hussain and Sajjad Hussain Bhat. A BSNL mobile telephone, four BSNL SIM cards and Rupees 10,000 in cash are recovered from their possession.

  • December 19: A top JeM ‘commander’, identified as Qari Zarar, is killed in an encounter with the SF personnel at Lalpora village in the Kupwara district.

  • November 30: A group of JeM terrorists shoot at and injure a police constable, Zahoor Ahmed, at Khanyar in the capital Srinagar.

  • November 25: SFs arrest a JeM cadre from the Pulwama district along with some arms and ammunition.

  • November 24: A top JeM leader, identified as Zia, is killed by the troops at Dhobiwan village in the Tral area of Pulwama district.

  • November 21: A Pakistani cadre of the JeM group is killed and two soldiers wounded in a midnight encounter in the Jawahar Nagar area of capital Srinagar. One AK-56 rifle, two magazines and 15 rounds are seized from the incident site. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone), K. Rajendra Kumar, said that Sajid alias Qari Saifullah was hiding in the house of a former official of All India Radio behind DAV School for the last several days. Kumar also informed that Saifullah is a ‘divisional commander’ of the JeM.

  • November 11: An alleged conduit of the JeM, who shuttles between India and Bangladesh and has ferried the terrorists involved in the July 5-Ayodhya attack, is arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi police at Old Delhi railway station.

  • November 7: Troops kill a Pakistani cadre of the JeM, identified as Mohammad Rustum, during an encounter at Warnow in the Lolab valley of Kupwara district.

  • November 6: SFs in the Punjab province of Pakistan detain 32 activists of banned religious organisations during Eid celebrations ahead of the cricket Test match between Pakistan and England. Government prepares a list of 190 activists belonging to JeM, SSP and other terrorist outfits and arrest 32 of them from Multan, Bahawalpur, Sargodha and Faisalabad.

  • November 2: A few hours before the swearing in of Ghulam Nabi Azad as the tenth Chief Minister (CM) of Jammu and Kashmir, a Fidayeen (suicide squad) terrorist detonated a powerful car bomb in the Nowgam area of capital Srinagar near the old residence of outgoing CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, killing at least 10 people and injuring 18 others. A caller, who identified himself as Jaish-e-Mohammed spokesperson, Abu Qadam, telephoned local media organisations in Srinagar and said Mohammad Mubashir, a resident of Abbaspora in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, was the Fidayeen who carried out the attack.

  • September 30: Security forces raided a terrorist hideout at Wan Diwalgam in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district and killed a JeM terrorist, identified as Mohammad Rafeeq Wagay.

  • September 23: An 'area commander' of the JeM, Khurshid Ahmed Butt alias Kamran alias Fayaaz, was arrested by the Delhi Police from the Pampore area of Pulwama district.

  • August 1: A ‘sector commander’ of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, identified as Adil, is shot dead by the troops in the Phagala area of Poonch district. One AK rifle, 190 rounds, seven magazines, one radio set and Rupees 20,000 were recovered from the incident site.

  • July 27: A JeM cadre, identified as Sajjad Ahmed Aatish, hailing from Bahawalpur in Pakistan, is killed by the security forces (SFs) at Imbarzalwari in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.

  • July 22: A Jaish cadre, Arnas, is killed by the security forces during an encounter at Dyalgam in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district.

  • July 13: In Kupwara district, a JeM cadre is killed by the troops at village Kanthpora and one AK rifle, two magazines and 50 rounds of ammunition were seized from his possession.

  • July 11: A ‘district commander’ of the JeM, Momin Khan of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, is killed along with his local associate Mohammad Iqbal Wani in an encounter with the SFs at village Chhatawach-Shopian in the Pulwama district.

  • July 9: Four Jaish-e-Mohammed cadres, including Jamal Bhai, 'chief operations commander' and Mullah Naseer, 'Deputy chief', are killed during an encounter with the SFs in Pulwama district.

  • July 3: SFs kill two cadres of the Jaish-e-Mohammed at Killora in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.

  • June 10: Acting on a tip off about four JeM cadres hiding in the Sofipora Wullarhama village on Sangam-Pahalgam road in Anantnag district, SFs launched a cordon and search operation around the village Imambara (structure for the Muharram celebrations) and killed two terrorists after an exchange of fire injured a solider. Subsequently, the structure caught fire and two other terrorists holed up inside are believed to be killed in the rage.

  • June 8: A Jaish-e-Mohammed ‘commander’, identified as Zulfikar, and an Army Major are killed and two soldiers sustain injuries during an encounter at Katari Gala in the Rajouri district.

  • June 6: Two JeM cadres, including ‘district commander’ Abu Lareb, are killed by the troops in an encounter at Naika Majari in the Poonch district.

  • An unidentified Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist is killed by troops at village Sokar in Darhal area of Rajouri district.

  • June 5: Five JeM terrorists, including a ‘commander’ identified as Shah Ji and his body-guard Manhaz Ali, are killed during an anti-insurgency operation at Kalalkas Jamola in the Rajouri district.

  • May 31: Abu Hassan alias 88 of the JeM is killed during an encounter at Makhi forest in the Surankote area of Poonch district.

  • May 5: JeM cadre, Ishaq alias Abu Kasha Asgari, is shot dead by the SFs at Hari Safeda in the Surankote area of Poonch district. One AK rifle, two magazines, two grenades and a wireless set was recovered from the incident site.

  • May 4: A cadre of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Sajjad, is shot dead and two others, Omar and Arif, were arrested by the Army subsequent to an encounter at village Tharsa in the Deedah area of Udhampur district.

  • April 26: The Karachi Police arrest two terrorists of the JeM, Mohammad Anis and Nafees Siddiqui, and seize six locally-made bombs and more than 55 kilograms of explosive material during a raid at a house in the Orangi Town area.

  • April 10: Two JeM cadres, Rizwan and Farooq Ahmed Kullay, are killed during an encounter that ensued after troops from the Assam Regiment launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Danora forest area of Pulwama district. Official sources in Pulwama said that one pistol and a self-loading rifle, which had been snatched by Jaish cadres during a bank robbery at Imam Sahib, Shopian, last year, were recovered from the incident site.

  • April 9: According to Asia Pulse, Australia has re-listed six groups as terrorist organisations, warning that anyone associated with them faces up to 25 years in jail. Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, named the six organisations as Lashkar-e Jhangvi, Jaish-e-Mohammad, both Pakistan-based and Asbat al-Ansar, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, and the Islamic Army of Aden.

  • April 8: Two cadres of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, including Zahoor Ahmed Bhat alias Abdul Islam, a ‘district commander’ and Sarfaraz Ahmed, a ‘tehsil commander’, are killed during an encounter with the SFs at Karewa Manloo village in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.

  • April 6: Mohammed Rafiq alias Kamran, a ‘tehsil commander’, and Mohammed Shaffi alias Khalid, a ‘section commander’ of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, surrender before the army at Kishtwar in the Doda district. They handed over two AK rifles, four magazines and 120 rounds of ammunition at the time of surrender. Subsequently, based on information given by them, the troops raided a JeM hideout at village Chachchi and shot dead two Jaish cadres. Two AK rifles and some ammunition were recovered from their possession.

  • April 3: Two suspected JeM cadres are killed during an encounter with the security forces at Zahid Bagh Litter village in the Pulwama district.

  • March 15: The body of a JeM cadre is recovered by the police at Nargali in the Reasi area of Udhampur district. Official sources said that he was believed to have been killed in an intra-gang rivalry.

  • March 4: Four terrorists of the JeM are killed during an encounter that ensued after SF personnel launched a cordon-and-search operation in the forest area of Tral in Pulwama district.

  • January 19: Dawn reports that the police have traced a network of 19 people suspected of involvement in the July 30, 2004 suicide attack on Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in Fateh Jhang, and arrested three brothers belonging to the proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad and Jamaat-ul-Furqan outfits.

  • January 3: Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone), Javaid Makhdoomi, discloses at a press conference that the Pulwama Police had arrested a JeM ‘district commander’, Sajjad Ahmed Bhat alias Mulla, from the Dr. Munir Khan Kidney Hospital at Sonwar in Srinagar.

  • December 6: Saifullah, ‘district commander’ of the Jaish in Bandipore area of Baramulla district, is killed by the security forces.

  • October 1: Two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, identified as Mohammed Yusuf and Abu Rehman alias Mohammed Farooq, are killed in an encounter with the troops at Dassal Kariyan in the Rajouri district.

  • September 19: Two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, identified as Mohammad Islam and Saifur Rehman, are killed by the troops during an encounter in the Dooraswani jungle area of Kupwara district.

  • September 17: Nazir Afghani alias Hamid, a ‘district commander’ of the JeM, is shot dead by the police at Bazipora forests in the Baramulla district.

  • August 28: A Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist, identified as Riyaz Ahmad Ganie alias Tanveer, is killed in an encounter with the security forces at Sanzwatri in Pulwama district.

  • August 27: Troops shot dead Mohammed Hassan Askari, a ‘commander’ of the JeM outfit, during an encounter at Choudhary Narh in the Rajouri district.
    Mohammed Ashfaq, an ‘area commander’ of the Jaish, is killed during an encounter with the troops at Bigial Mohalla in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.

  • August 23: Abdul Rehman alias Hamza Askaari, an ‘area commander’ of the JeM outfit is killed by the troops at Darhal in the Rajouri district during a search operation.

  • August 6: Three JeM terrorists are shot dead by security forces at Konibal in the Pulwama district

  • July 30: Three terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were arrested during a raid on a house in Javed Colony near the General Bus Stand in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. The arrested men were identified as Mehdi Kanwal alias Shakir, Sakhawat Hussain and Asad Hussain.

  • July 29: Nazakat Hussain, a JeM terrorist, was arrested from village Pir Bhera in Rajouri district.

  • July 28: A Jaish-e-Mohammed cadres was killed in an encounter at Trich in the Kupwara district.

  • July 22: A ‘district commander’ of the JeM, identified as Jan Mohammed alias Peer Baba, was shot dead by the police during an encounter at Khurd Malai Nullah in the Arnas area of Udhampur district.

  • July 15: A suspected Jaish terrorist, identified as Ghaniur Rahman, was arrested from Hyderabad, Pakistan, for his alleged links to the Al Qaeda and Taliban.

  • June 30: Two JeM cadres, identified as ‘district commander’ Osama and Rehman, were shot dead by the troops during an encounter at village Sam Samad in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.

  • June 29: Two terrorists of the JeM were killed in an encounter at Trech in the Kupwara district. Another Jaish cadre was shot dead by the troops during a shootout at Goshbal in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district.

  • June 21: Two terrorists, affiliated to the Jaish-e-Mohammed outfit, were shot dead during an encounter at Bathnoor village in the Tral area of Pulwama district. Two AK-56 rifles, one wireless set, a tape recorder and five hand grenades were recovered from the incident site.

  • June 18: A group of terrorists, suspected to be JeM cadres, abducted and later beheaded a civilian and his son in the Tral area of Pulwama district. The two were allegedly killed after the terrorists suspected them to be informers for the security forces’.

  • May 22: A JeM terrorist was killed at Kandi Chak in the Kupwara district.

  • May 9: Security forces shot dead two Jaish-e-Mohammed ‘commanders’, identified as Tariq Hussain and Maqsoom, during an encounter in the Mahore area of Udhampur district. Two AK rifles, nine magazines, 105 AK rounds, one radio set, three hand grenades and Rupees 2110 in Indian currency were recovered from their possession.

  • April 10: Security forces shot dead the 'district commander' of JeM for Srinagar, Tariq Arshid alias Imran, a resident of Multan, Pakistan, in an encounter at Natipora on the outskirts of Srinagar city.

  • April 8: Sehrai Baba, the ‘chief commander of operations’ of Jaish-e-Mohammed, was among five terrorists killed during an encounter with security forces in the Sheikhnaar forest area of Kupwara district. Gazi Asif Zajim alias Sehrai Baba alias Qari Asif, hailing from Karachi in Pakistan, according to official sources, had earlier functioned as the outfit’s ‘district commander’ in Kupwara for two years.

  • April 7: A Jaish 'district commander' identified as Nayeem Ahmad was shot dead by the Army in Udhampur district.

  • March 28: Security agencies in Islamabad arrested three terrorists affiliated to the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed for their alleged involvement in the December 25, 2003, suicide attack on President Pervez Musharraf.

  • March 26: Three JeM terrorists and two soldiers were reportedly killed during an encounter at Sonabrari village in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district.

  • March 24: A self-styled district commander of the JeM, identified as Abu Usman, was killed along with his associate during an encounter with the security forces at Sogam in the Kupwara district. An AK rifle, three magazines, 35 rounds of ammunition, six grenades, six grenade launchers and a wireless set were recovered from the incident site.

  • March 5: Senator Lt General (retd.) Javed Ashraf Qazi said in Islamabad that the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed was involved in the December 2003 assassination attempts on President Pervez Musharraf.

  • February 20: The Supreme Court stayed the execution of Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Mohammad Afzal, who was awarded the death sentence by the trial court in the December 13-Parliament attack case. The sentence was later confirmed by the Delhi High Court. The Supreme Court suspended the operation of the sentence while issuing notice to the Delhi Government on Afzal's appeal challenging the judgment of the Delhi High Court.

  • February 18: Three suspected Jaish cadres were killed during an encounter that ensued after a search operation in the hilly terrain of Ahlan Gadole in Anantnag district. Further, two more JeM terrorists were shot dead during an encounter at village Sarhuti in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.

  • February 9: A Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist was shot dead by the SF personnel at Chandigam in the Lolab valley of Kupwara district.

  • February 5: Nine terrorists and a Junior Commissioned Officer of the Army were killed during an encounter at Donil Hill in the Kupwara district. SFs launched an operation after securing information that a group of Lashkar-e-Toiba and JeM cadres had established a hideout in the area.

  • January 19: Two Jaish terrorists were killed by SFs in an encounter at village Kalla of Mahore tehsil in the Udhampur district. Two AK rifles, eight magazines, four hand grenades, one wireless set, 18 detonators, Rupees 4650 in Indian currency and seven Improvised Explosive Devices were recovered from the slain terrorists.

  • January 13: During a cordon and search operation launched by the Awantipore Police and a unit of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Bugmar in Batnoor area of Tral district, two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed.

  • January 11: A JeM terrorist was taken into custody in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, in connection with the assassination attempt on President Musharraf’s convoy at Rawalpindi on December 25, 2003.

  • December 29: One of the two suicide bombers who targeted President Musharraf on December 25 in Rawalpindi belonged to the outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammed and was freed from an Afghan prison during year 2002, unnamed intelligence officials were quoted as saying in the Daily Times.

  • December 23: A JeM cadre and one soldier were killed during an encounter that ensued after the SFs raided a terrorist hideout at Drubgam in the Pulwama district.

  • The US Secretary of State redesignates the Jaish-e-Mohammed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

  • December 12: SFs shot dead Abu Babbar, an ‘area commander’ of Jaish-e-Mohammed, in a gun-fight at Zabbi Toti dhok in the Surankote area of Poonch district.

  • December 9: In south Kashmir, a terrorist identified as Toofan Khan of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, and a security force personnel were killed during an encounter at Bongam in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.

  • December 7: Troops shot dead two JeM terrorists during an encounter at Sadiqi Bhata in the Chatroo area of Doda district.

  • December 4: Authorities in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) outlawed six terrorist groups including the Khuddam-ul-Islam (formerly known as Jaish-e-Mohammed [JeM]).

  • November 21: Law enforcement agencies sealed eight offices of proscribed terrorist groups in the Sialkot district including four offices of the Khuddam-ul-Islam.

  • November 15: The Pakistan Government proscribes, under the Anti-Terrorist Act 1997, the Khuddam-ul-Islam (KI - formerly known as Jaish-e-Mohammed [JeM]).

  • November 15: Khudamul Islam (KI - formerly known as Jaish-e-Mohammed [JeM]) is proscribed.

  • September 21: Four JeM terrorists are killed during an encounter with the security forces in the Gulgam forest area of Kupwara district.

  • September 20: Two Jaish terrorists and two SF personnel are killed and two SF personnel, including a Major, are injured during an encounter at Tarkundi in the Gambhir area of Rajouri district

  • September 18: Media report indicates that JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar met Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) leaders recently and promised them his support.

  • September 17: Nasir Mehmood Awan alias Ansar, a senior 'commander' of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, is killed during an encounter with the security forces at Danmar in the Iddgah locality of capital Srinagar.

  • September 16: The JeM warns that it would target Indian leaders in suicide attacks that would be "shocking for India". A Jaish spokesperson Wali Hassan Baba reportedly said during a telephonic interview with the Associated Press that the attacks would be retaliation for the killing of Shahnawaz Khan aka Ghazi Baba, 'operational chief' of the outfit, by Indian security forces in Srinagar on August 30.

  • September 10: Five Pakistan-based terrorist groups, including the Jaish-e-Mohammed, which were proscribed by President Pervez Musharraf on January 12, 2002, are currently functioning openly under changed identities, according to the Herald.

  • September 8: While acknowledging the killing of its 'operational chief' Gazi Baba alias Shahnawaz Khan during an encounter on August 30, the JeM appoints Sahrai Baba in his place. Pakistani Urdu daily Jung quoted Jaish 'deputy supreme commander' Wali Hasan as saying that Abu Dajana has been appointed as Sahrai's deputy in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • August 30: Two terrorists, including Shahnawaz Khan alias Gazi Baba, operational chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu and Kashmir and a key accused in the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack case, are killed in an encounter with the Border Security Force in Noorbagh locality of Srinagar.

  • August 27: The Buner Police arrest at least ten terrorists affiliated to the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) after a clash between two groups of the outfit over an internal dispute near Ghaurghushti Town in Peshawar.

  • August 19: Three JeM terrorists are killed during an encounter at Kaninwali in the Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

  • July 27: Three foreign mercenaries affiliated to the Jaish-e-Mohammed are killed at village Kakora under the jurisdiction of Manjakote police station in Rajouri district.

  • July 14: Three JeM terrorists are killed and three security force personnel injured during an encounter at Fatlipora village, Budgam district.

  • July 6: Asadullah Farooqi, reportedly a 'financial advisor' of the JeM, is killed during an encounter at Chota Nar in the Dodaj area of Darhal.

  • July 5: According to The Friday Times, the JeM, rechristened as the Khuddam-ul-Islam, has split following the expulsion of the outfit's Karachi unit chief Abdullah Shah Mazhar by the Jaish chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

  • July 1: Abdul Jabbar, former 'supreme commander' of the JeM, is reportedly arrested in Midhranjha, a town near Sargodha, for his alleged involvement in two terrorist attacks on Christian targets during year 2002.

  • June 30: Security forces kill four terrorists, including a 'battalion commander' and a 'company commander' of the JeM, at Abhama village in the south Kashmir district of Pulwama.

  • June 26: Four foreign mercenaries, including Abu Muaviya, a LeT 'district commander', and an Afghani identified as Abu Haamid, 'company commander' of the JeM are killed during an encounter in the Dooraswani forest area of Lolab in Kupwara district.

  • June 12: A former terrorist of the outlawed JeM is reportedly shot dead by two unidentified assailants in Sector 5-L, New Karachi police jurisdiction, Karachi.

  • June 4: Three JeM terrorists and one SF personnel are killed while three SF personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), and a teenaged girl is injured during an encounter in the Surankote area of Poonch district.

  • May 28: Security forces foil an infiltration attempt near the Line of Control in the Shahpur Karnetian area of Poonch sector killing four JeM terrorists.

  • May 19: Four women and two children are beheaded by suspected JeM terrorists at village Chowkian in the Kot Dhara area of Rajouri district.

  • May 15: Maulana Masood Azhar, JeM chief, arrives in Kotli in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) despite a ban on his entry.

  • May 14: Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) government announces a ban on the entry of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar into the region.

  • May 7: Two Pakistani Jaish cadres, including a 'district commander', are killed during an encounter at Chhampora village in the Vilgam forest area of Kupwara district.

  • April 29: Two JeM terrorists are killed after an unsuccessful suicide strike on an SF formation at Drugmulla in the Kupwara district.

  • April 25: SFs foil an infiltration attempt and kill three JeM terrorists at Sagra village in the Mendhar sector of Poonch district. One SF personnel is also killed during the encounter.

  • April 24: Two JeM terrorists are killed and a SF personnel is injured during an encounter in the Sogam forest area of Kupwara district.

  • April 18: A Jaish 'district commander' is killed during an encounter at Morha Kalali village, Surankote area of Poonch district.

  • April 2: Security forces destroy two JeM hideouts at Hari Budha, Mandi area of Poonch district, and kill six foreign mercenaries.

  • March 29: Security forces kill three JeM terrorists, including a 'deputy district commander', in an encounter in Kishtwar area, Doda district.

  • March 14: Two JeM terrorists are killed in an encounter in Surankote, Poonch district.

  • March 12: A JeM terrorist is killed in an encounter in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

  • March 9: Special Task Force personnel of Uttar Pradesh Police arrest two Jaish terrorists in Muzaffarnagar.

  • February 20: Two Jaish terrorists are killed in encounter at Chewa-Safapora, Baramulla district.

  • February 3: Two Pakistani JeM cadres killed on the Line of Control in Balakote sector of Poonch district.

  • February 1: A 'district commander' of the JeM and SF personnel killed in Bemina, outskirts of Srinagar.

  • January 31: Two JeM terrorists killed during encounter at Nayidgam village in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.

  • January 24: Two foreign mercenaries of JeM killed in encounter in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.

  • January 23: Lahore High Court's Multan bench refuses to prosecute JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar on charges of making an anti-India speech. "It is not a crime to make speeches against India," rules Judge Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry, while dismissing the case.

  • January 22: JeM 'platoon commander' Habibullah alias Saifullah killed in encounter in Kudara, about 20km from Bandipore.

  • January 14: An unidentified terrorist kills Ghulam Hassan Chopan, a former spokesperson of the JeM, in Bemina, on the outskirts of the State capital Srinagar.

  • January 13: JeM terrorists kill a Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and injure another at Batmaloo General Bus Stand in Srinagar.

  • January 8: In view of the growing resentment against the 'burqa and anti-education drive', JeM withdraws directive through posters issued in the name of its 'Central Jehad Council' and pasted in Khablan, Darhal and Thanna Mandi areas, Rajouri district.

  • January 5: Three JeM terrorists, including Kamran Khan alias Khijjar, a 'commander', are killed in an encounter in Devla village, Mahore area of Udhampur district.

  • January 4: Two Jaish terrorists, including a 'commander', are killed in Karmula village, Tral area of Pulwama district.

  • January 3: Two foreign mercenaries of the JeM are killed and three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel injured in an encounter preceded by an explosion in Laani village, Gool area of Udhampur district.


  • December 18: A special court in Delhi sentences to death Mohammad Afzal and Shaukat Hussain Guru, JeM terrorists, in the December 13, 2001-Parliament attack case.

  • December 16: A special court in Delhi convicts Mohammad Afzal and Shaukat Hussain Guru, JeM terrorists, in the Parliament attack case for various offences under POTA, Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Explosive Substances Act.

  • December 14: A three-member Review Board of Lahore High Court orders that JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar be released.

  • November 29: Canada designates the JeM and Harkat-ul-Mujahideen as terrorist groups.

  • November 21: Three JeM terrorists and an SF personnel are killed in an encounter in Hafruda forest area, Kupwara-Handwara belt.

  • November 11: Two front-ranking JeM terrorists, including ‘area commander’ Imtiyaz Ahmed alias Mohammed Faran, are killed in an encounter in Kurl Chajla, Mankot area, Mendhar.

  • October 21: A suspected JeM terrorist, one of the 12 accused arrested for plotting to kill Chief Minister Narendra Modi, is killed in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

  • October 19: JeM 'commander' A B Usmaan is killed in Dulligam village, Banihal area of Doda district, during a search operation.

  • September 29: Three JeM terrorists are killed in an encounter in Chunti Pathri and Satarseeran in Kreeri.

  • September 16: An Additional Sessions Judge in Dera Ghazi Khan grants bail to JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar. On the other hand, the Home Secretary, on the same day, extends Azhar 's detention for a further period of 90 days.

  • September 13: Detained JeM terrorist Mohammad Afzal, allegedly a key conspirator in the December 2001-Parliament attack case, denies charges that he had a hand in the attack.

  • September 9: A JeM 'battalion commander' is killed in encounter in Dangarpora, Anantnag district. September 1: Two JeM terrorists, including a foreign mercenary, are killed in encounter near Shopian, Pulwama district.

  • August 28: A Bahawalpur court extends till September 10, 2002 the judicial remand of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

  • August 19: A JeM terrorist is arrested in connection with a bomb blast at a madrassa (seminary) in Sahiwal, Pakistan, on August 16, in which a suspected JeM terrorist was killed.

  • August 18: Three JeM terrorists, including a 'commander', arrested in Multan, Pakistan.

  • August 16: Suspected JeM terrorist killed and another injured, reportedly while assembling a bomb at a madrassa (seminary) in Sahiwal district, Pakistan.

  • August 9: Four JeM terrorists killed in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district.

  • July 30: Lahore High Court extends detention of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar till August 15, 2002.

  • July 18: A JeM 'commander', who has taken shelter at a house in Banihal town, from July 17 night, and was holding 15 members of the family hostage, is killed.

  • July 16: Two JeM cadres killed in an encounter at Chhamb Kailan Dhok, in Loran area, Poonch district.

  • July 15: Anti-Terrorism Court in Hyderabad, Sindh, awards death sentence to JeM front-ranking terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh in the Daniel Pearl abduction-cum-murder case.

  • July 10: ‘District commander’ of JeM, Bilal Ahmed alias Mehmood Bhai of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), killed in encounter at Krumbhore village in Handwara area.

  • July 2: JeM ‘Area commander’ killed in an encounter in the Dranti forests, Rajouri district.

  • May 20: Three Pakistani cadres of the JeM killed in an encounter at Banota village in the Hill Kaka area of Surankote.

  • May 17: Three foreign mercenaries of the JeM killed in an encounter at Pathian Wali, in the Lassana area of Surankote, Poonch district.

  • May 14: Delhi Police files chargesheet against seven persons in the December 13, 2001-attack on India’s Parliament. JeM Chief Masood Azhar and two of his Pakistani aides declared proclaimed offenders.

  • May 12: United States reportedly agrees to let Pakistan try Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, a JeM top-terrorist and prime accused in the abduction-cum-murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl, before initiating any moves seeking his extradition.

  • May 9: Three front-ranking terrorists of the JeM killed in an encounter at Karnatian dhok in the Shahpur village of Mandi sector.

  • April 28: Three JeM terrorists killed in an encounter in Pitha Sahib village near Morha Kalar in the Behrot area of Thanna Mandi.

  • April 5: Notification issued on the regular trial of the four JeM cadres, accused in the abduction cum murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl. The trial would commence inside the Central Prison in Karachi.

  • March 25: Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the proscribed JeM, shifted to his residence in Kausar Colony, Bahawalpur, from the Mianwali Jail.

  • March 24: Security forces arrest a six-member group of JeM terrorists from the Kunzar area of Tangmarg.

  • March 17: Foreign Minister Abdus Sattar says in Lahore that JeM terrorist Omar Sheikh will be interrogated in Pakistan.

  • March 14: US Attorney General John Ashcroft is quoted as announcing the indictment of British-born JeM terrorist Omar Sheikh

  • March 14: Adnan alias Sunny, a JeM cadre and self-claimed killer of Pearl, is arrested in Lahore,. He appears at a local Urdu daily's office and claims he had slain Pearl.

  • March 10: Three JeM terrorists, including a hardcore terrorist, Zubair Afghani, killed in an encounter in the Naika Majari forests, Gursai area, Mendhar.

  • March 7: Reports indicate that US law enforcement officials are seeking the extradition of several other suspects, besides JeM terrorist Ahmed Omar Sheikh, who have been linked to the 1999-hijacking of an Indian air craft, IC-814.

  • March 5: The constitutional petition filed by Sadia Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, wife of JeM terrorist Omar Sheikh, prime suspect in Pearl case, seeking a restraining order against his extradition, is disposed-of by a division bench of the Sindh High Court.

  • February 22: Two Pakistani mercenaries of the JeM killed in an encounter at Hardu Bani in the Baramulla district.

  • February 18: Two foreign mercenaries of the JeM killed in an encounter at Rajara in Poonch district. Separately, two Pakistani JeM mercenaries, including a ‘district commander’, killed in an encounter at Matti-Gawran in the Anantnag district.

  • February 12: Sheikh Ahmed Omar Saeed, front ranking terrorist of the JeM and prime suspect in Pearl's abduction case arrested in Lahore.

  • February 5: Police in Karachi arrest three cadres of the proscribed JeM in the US journalist Daniel Pearl abduction case.

  • February 4: The JeM, in a statement, says it would confine its activities to J&K and suspend its terrorist attacks in other parts of India. It further says it would also revive suicide attacks to target security force establishments and vital installations in J&K.  

  • January 28: Three JeM terrorists killed in an encounter in Poonch district.

  • January 12: JeM among five terrorist outfits proscribed, announces President Pervez Musharraf during a televised address to the nation.

  • January 12: Two JeM terrorists killed in an encounter at Matti-Gawran in Kokernag.

  • January 11: Maulana Masood Azhar, JeM chief, detained for three months under the provisions of the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) Ordinance in Pakistan for making provocative speeches against government policies.

  • January 7: Seven JeM terrorists, including a ‘district commander’, killed in an encounter at Golad, Poonch district.

  • January 4: Two Pakistani mercenaries of the JeM killed in an encounter at Kalaban, Poonch.

  • January 2: JeM says it is shifting its offices to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) to escape a crackdown by Pakistani authorities. JeM leader Mohammed Abdullah says the outfit’s leaders would infiltrate into J&K, despite heavy Indian security.


  • December 29 – Masood Azhar and 29 other outfit members arrested by security forces from Bhawalpur. A day later, he was remanded to police custody for three months and shifted to Mianwali jail in Lahore.

  • December 26 – Masood Azhar briefly detained for four hours at Hyderabad by police while on his way to Bhawalpur. He was leaving Karachi after the outfit was declared a Foreign Terrorist Organisation by US.

  • December 21 – Suspected JeM terrorists kill three women and injure a fourth in Poshkreeri, Anantnag district.

  • December 20 – In a statement, Mohammed Afzal, arrested for involvement in the attack on India’s Parliament, said that he had harboured and aided the terrorists responsible for the attack under the guidance of Ghazi Baba, JeM’s chief commander for J&K.

  • December 19 – Masood Azhar, speaking in Bhawalpur, Pakistan, denies that his outfit was responsible for the attack on India’s Parliament.

  • December 14 – India’s External Affairs Minister holds JeM along with LeT responsible for attack on Parliament.

  • December 13 – Five terrorists, later identified as Pakistani JeM mercenaries, attack India’s Parliament in New Delhi. Eight security force personnel, a parliament staff member and the five mercenaries are killed.

  • October 1 – Four terrorists, later identified as Pakistani JeM mercenaries, attack the J&K Legislature Complex in Srinagar. 10 SF personnel and the four mercenaries among 32 killed in the attack. While the JeM claimed responsibility for the attack on the same day, it withdrew the claim two days later.

  • August 26 – Qutub Din, an Afghan termed as a top 'commander' of the organisation, killed along with two bodyguards at Khangar Hills, Poonch.

  • June 5 - 11 JeM terrorists, killed in separate operations in Poonch.


  • April 19 – A Jaish terrorist perpetrates the State’s first human bomb attack outside the Army headquarters in Srinagar. There were, however, no casualties except for the human bomb.

  • January 31 – The organisation is launched in Karachi by Maulana Masood Azhar


  • December 31 – Maulana Masood Azhar and two other terrorists, are flown to Kandhar, Afghanistan and released in exchange for the hijacked IC 814 and its passengers.






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