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The police teams carried out an anti-sabotage check in every nook and corner of The Ridge ground, resulting in panic among the revellers.(PTI)
The police teams carried out an anti-sabotage check in every nook and corner of The Ridge ground, resulting in panic among the revellers.(PTI)
Published on Jan 02, 2022 12:58 PM IST
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Taliban creates new 170-member police unit to protect educational institutes

Deputy Minister of Higher Education Lutfullah Khairkhaw said that the creation of a special unit to protect educational institutions was a must needed.
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Published on Dec 26, 2021 10:31 AM IST
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Security forces in Jharkhand foil Maoist ambush, neutralize 22 IEDs

The bomb detection and disposal squad of the Jharkhand Jaguar, a special anti-Maoist force neutralized the IEDs that were laid in a series.
The IEDs were planted along a jungle track that used by both security forces and villagers.(HT PHOTO)
The IEDs were planted along a jungle track that used by both security forces and villagers.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 07:57 PM IST
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Maoist killed in Odisha encounter, AK-47 rifle and explosives recovered

A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle and explosives, were seized from the area.
In the encounter, a Maoist, said to be a commander of a platoon, was killed. (HT file photo)
In the encounter, a Maoist, said to be a commander of a platoon, was killed. (HT file photo)
Updated on Nov 26, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Encounter underway in Pulwama

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces who retaliated
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Updated on Nov 20, 2020 01:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India, Srinagar

Operation in J&K’s Machil still on, says BSF

Top official says fewer militants had been able to infiltrate the country this year as compared to previous years
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Published on Nov 10, 2020 12:10 AM IST
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2 cops injured in Maoist attack in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga

The two injured cops - Upendra Singh, 52, of district police and Anjani Kumar Pandey, 45, of special auxiliary police (SAP) - were airlifted and shifted to Ranchi’s Medica hospital for treatment.
Maoist sub-zonal commander Ravindra Ganjhu, who carries an award of Rs 15 lakh on his head, and his team were reported to have sprung a surprise attack by triggering grenade blast when security forces were returning from patrolling. (HT Photo for representation)
Maoist sub-zonal commander Ravindra Ganjhu, who carries an award of Rs 15 lakh on his head, and his team were reported to have sprung a surprise attack by triggering grenade blast when security forces were returning from patrolling. (HT Photo for representation)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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Two JeM terrorists killed in gunfight at Budgam

The gunbattle lasted four hours; one of the ultras is believed to be a foreigner
Army jawans returning from encounter site at Machama area of Budgam district in central Kashmir on Wednesday.(ANI)
Army jawans returning from encounter site at Machama area of Budgam district in central Kashmir on Wednesday.(ANI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2020 12:36 AM IST
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LeT module busted in Srinagar, six arrested

Officials say the men had been involved in four attacks on security forces over the past two months.
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Updated on Oct 17, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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Missing SPO joins militant ranks, escapes Budgam gunfight

The SPO had decamped with two AK-47 rifles, his accomplice was arrested
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Updated on Oct 17, 2020 12:53 AM IST
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2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Shopian

The Jammu and Kashmir police said the two terrorists have been killed in the operation. The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists were being ascertained.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Chakura area of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists there, he said.(ANI)
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Chakura area of Shopian district following information about the presence of terrorists there, he said.(ANI)
Published on Oct 14, 2020 03:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Back-to-village event: J&K L-G asks people to contribute towards peace

Sinha, while speaking at a back-to-village function in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, said violence at every level should be condemned.
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Updated on Oct 05, 2020 12:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Srinagar | ByAshiq Hussain, Srinagar

Encounter underway between security forces, terrorists in J-K’s Pulwama

The operation was launched jointly by police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) late last night on a specific information.
The exchange of firing was going on and details were awaited, the official said.(ANI Twitter)
The exchange of firing was going on and details were awaited, the official said.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 08:30 AM IST
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Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Maoist carrying Rs 1 lakh bounty surrenders in Chhattisgarh

The rebel, Kosa Kawasi, who was active as a janmilitia commander under the Katekalyan area committee of Maoists, turned himself in before police officials at the Kuakonda police station, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told PTI.
Kawasi was allegedly involved in at least four Naxal- related incidents, including triggering IED blasts and murdering a villager, in the last three years, Pallava said.(For Representative Purposes Only/HT Archive)
Kawasi was allegedly involved in at least four Naxal- related incidents, including triggering IED blasts and murdering a villager, in the last three years, Pallava said.(For Representative Purposes Only/HT Archive)
Published on Sep 11, 2020 09:32 AM IST
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Raipur | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Security situation in Kashmir better: Officials

Officials said terrorists are unable to carry out grenade attacks due to a robust presence and better coordination between security forces. Only 21 grenade attacks have been reported so far this year as compared to 52 during the same period in 2019.
According to government data, the number of violent incidents in Kashmir was down to 120 from January to July, compared to 198 during the same time last year.(AP)
According to government data, the number of violent incidents in Kashmir was down to 120 from January to July, compared to 198 during the same time last year.(AP)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 05:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRahul Singh and Neeraj Chauhan

Maoist landmine kills two tribals in forest area of Visakhapatnam

Police said there was specific information that the landmine was planted by the Maoists targeting the security forces combing in the area for the last few days
The two tribal youth had gone into the forest in search of some cattle which were missing from the herd after grazing.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
The two tribal youth had gone into the forest in search of some cattle which were missing from the herd after grazing.(Representative Photo/Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 03, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Pika gun, Chinese-made pistol, grenades found in terror hideout in J-K’s Rajouri: Police

Jammu and Kashmir police and Indian Army’s Thanamandi-based 38 Rashtriya Rifles busted the hideout during a cordon and search operation in Manyal area under Thanamandi police station jurisdiction.
Chandan Kohli, Rajouri’s senior superintendent of police, said the police received information about the suspected presence of an old terrorist hideout in Manyal.(ANI/Twitter)
Chandan Kohli, Rajouri’s senior superintendent of police, said the police received information about the suspected presence of an old terrorist hideout in Manyal.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Jul 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Terrorists who killed boy, trooper shot dead in J&K

The gunbattle in Waghama was triggered after the two terrorists fired at security forces during a cordon-and-search operation that was launched following specific information about the terrorist presence in the village.
Inspector general (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said the two and their another accomplice, Zahid Daas, were involved in the killing of a policeman last year as well as the CRPF trooper and the boy.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Inspector general (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said the two and their another accomplice, Zahid Daas, were involved in the killing of a policeman last year as well as the CRPF trooper and the boy.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jul 01, 2020 03:09 AM IST
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Srinagar/Jammu | ByAshiq Hussain & Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

How the Bihar Regiment removed the Chinese observation post from PP-14 in Galwan valley

Meanwhile, by the time the first Indian patrol returned from the site, the Chinese had called for reinforcements from their rear positions in the Galwan river valley who came with around 300-350 people, reports said.
As the Indian patrol reached, the sources said, the Chinese had already built up troops on higher ground around the observation post and kept the stones and weapons ready for launching an attack on the Indian troops.(AP)
As the Indian patrol reached, the sources said, the Chinese had already built up troops on higher ground around the observation post and kept the stones and weapons ready for launching an attack on the Indian troops.(AP)
Published on Jun 21, 2020 05:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByAsian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Budgam: Militants escape during encounter leaving arms and ammunition behind, one suspect arrested

The local police, CRPF and the army launched a joint operation in Pathanpora village of Budgam district after learning militants were present in the area.
The operation continued till later on Thursday morning, and it was called off only when officials learnt the militants had evaded the security forces.(PTI)
The operation continued till later on Thursday morning, and it was called off only when officials learnt the militants had evaded the security forces.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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Security forces kill five terrorists in 12-hour operation in J-K’s Shopian

The army said there was no collateral damage in the encounter that began early morning and ended late afternoon.
Army jawans during the encounter in Shopian on Sunday.(ANI)
Army jawans during the encounter in Shopian on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 06:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Security forces gun down terrorist in J&K’s Rajouri

A local said that the security forces exchanged fire with terrorists in Dharmsal village around 8.15 pm. The security forces had launched a massive cordon and search operation in Mendhar area of adjoining Poonch district on Thursday morning.
Security personnel cordon off the area after militants fired on a police team in Kulgam on Thursday.
Security personnel cordon off the area after militants fired on a police team in Kulgam on Thursday.
Published on Jun 05, 2020 02:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By, Jammu

3 men who claimed they were joining terrorists arrested in Kashmir

Security forces launched an operation after the men whose pictures holding AK-47 rifles went viral on social media, were traced in the forests of Lolab Valley, a police spokesman said.
The youths were arrested after a brief exchange of fire.(HT File Photo)
The youths were arrested after a brief exchange of fire.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 21, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByMir Ehsan

Hizbul terrorists, including separatist leader’s son, killed in Srinagar encounter

Police said a joint operation was launched in the area late on Monday night by police and CRPF following a specific tipoff about the presence of militants.
Mobile internet services across Srinagar were suspended and voice calls of all service providers other than BSNL were snapped during the operation.(ANI)
Mobile internet services across Srinagar were suspended and voice calls of all service providers other than BSNL were snapped during the operation.(ANI)
Updated on May 19, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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Terrorist hideout busted, 5 LeT militant associates held in J-K

Acting on a credible input, security forces arrested a militant associate identified as Zahoor Wani from village Arizal of the district. On his disclosure, the militant hideout was busted, an official said.
Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the hideout, an official said.(ANI)
Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the hideout, an official said.(ANI)
Published on May 16, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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Srinagar | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Riyaz Naikoo’s killing a shock, says Hizbul Mujahideen boss Syed Salahuddin

In a video widely circulated on the internet, Syed Salahuddin says that since January this year 80 Mujahideens (terrorists) have ben killed by security forces in Kashmir.
Hizbul Mujahideen ‘supreme commander’ Syed Salahuddin.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Hizbul Mujahideen ‘supreme commander’ Syed Salahuddin.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan times, Jammu | ByRavi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Sabir Hussain

14-year-old boy killed in crossfire laid to rest at Sheeri, 35km away from home

Fearing the gathering of locals in view of the nationwide lockdown, the local administration and police refused to hand over the body of slain boy to his family
Body of Hazim Shafi Bhat, a student of Class 7, was found at a distance of half-a-kilometre from the encounter site.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Body of Hazim Shafi Bhat, a student of Class 7, was found at a distance of half-a-kilometre from the encounter site.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByIdrees Bukhtiyar, Srinagar

12 hours on, gunbattle at terror hideout continues in north Kashmir’s Handwara

Four terrorists are believed to be involved in the encounter that began around 3:30pm in Chanjmulla area of Handwara, which falls in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The Handwara encounter began in the afternoon after Army and police launched a joint operation in the forests of Rajwar following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area.(PTI)
The Handwara encounter began in the afternoon after Army and police launched a joint operation in the forests of Rajwar following a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area.(PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2020 04:33 AM IST
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Counter terror ops in J-K increase in lockdown

Out of 60 terrorists killed so far this year, 46% (28) were in April. The last time the Jammu and Kashmir police, army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) eliminated so many terrorists in a month was in May 2019 (28).
Eighteen terrorists were killed in January while seven each in February and March.(ANI)
Eighteen terrorists were killed in January while seven each in February and March.(ANI)
Updated on May 02, 2020 04:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan and Rahul Singh

2 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen militants responsible for killing SPO eliminated in Kishtwar

One of the two slain militants was a rape accused released 20 days ago in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Ashiq Hussain and Basharat Hussain, the two militants killed on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Ashiq Hussain and Basharat Hussain, the two militants killed on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 17, 2020 05:28 PM IST
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