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The IEDs were planted along a jungle track that used by both security forces and villagers.(HT PHOTO)

Security forces in Jharkhand foil Maoist ambush, neutralize 22 IEDs

By Debashish Sarkar | HIndustan Times, Jamshedpur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 07:57 PM IST
The bomb detection and disposal squad of the Jharkhand Jaguar, a special anti-Maoist force neutralized the IEDs that were laid in a series.
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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)

Maoist killed in Odisha encounter, AK-47 rifle and explosives recovered

By Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:11 PM IST
A huge cache of arms and ammunition, including an AK-47 rifle and explosives, were seized from the area.
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Encounter underway in Pulwama

By Press Trust of India | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 01:18 AM IST
The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces who retaliated
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Operation in J&K’s Machil still on, says BSF

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:10 AM IST
Top official says fewer militants had been able to infiltrate the country this year as compared to previous years
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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)

2 cops injured in Maoist attack in Jharkhand’s Lohardaga

By Bedanti Saran | Hindustan Times, Ranchi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 10:50 PM IST
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.
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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)

Two JeM terrorists killed in gunfight at Budgam

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar/jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 12:36 AM IST
The gunbattle lasted four hours; one of the ultras is believed to be a foreigner
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LeT module busted in Srinagar, six arrested

By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:55 AM IST
Officials say the men had been involved in four attacks on security forces over the past two months.
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Missing SPO joins militant ranks, escapes Budgam gunfight

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 12:53 AM IST
The SPO had decamped with two AK-47 rifles, his accomplice was arrested
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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)

2 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J-K’s Shopian

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 03:09 PM IST
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.
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Back-to-village event: J&K L-G asks people to contribute towards peace

By Ashiq Hussain | Hindustan Times/Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 12:35 AM IST
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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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)

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

By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:30 AM IST
The operation was launched jointly by police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) late last night on a specific information.
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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)

Maoist carrying Rs 1 lakh bounty surrenders in Chhattisgarh

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Raipur
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 09:32 AM IST
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.
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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)

Security situation in Kashmir better: Officials

By Rahul Singh and Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 05:49 AM IST
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.
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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)

Maoist landmine kills two tribals in forest area of Visakhapatnam

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Ashiq Hussain & Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Srinagar/Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2020 03:09 AM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 05:08 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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.
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Army jawans during the encounter in Shopian on Sunday.(ANI)
Army jawans during the encounter in Shopian on Sunday.(ANI)

Security forces kill five terrorists in 12-hour operation in J-K’s Shopian

By Mir Ehsan| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:59 PM IST
The army said there was no collateral damage in the encounter that began early morning and ended late afternoon.
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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.

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2020 02:39 AM IST
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.
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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)

3 men who claimed they were joining terrorists arrested in Kashmir

By Mir Ehsan | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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.
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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)

Terrorist hideout busted, 5 LeT militant associates held in J-K

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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.
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Hizbul Mujahideen ‘supreme commander’ Syed Salahuddin.(HT FILE PHOTO)
Hizbul Mujahideen ‘supreme commander’ Syed Salahuddin.(HT FILE PHOTO)

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

By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria | Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan times, Jammu
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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.
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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)

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

By Idrees Bukhtiyar | Hindustan Times, Srinagar, Srinagar
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 09:20 PM IST
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
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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)

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

By HTC and Agencies | Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Handwara
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 04:33 AM IST
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.
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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)

Counter terror ops in J-K increase in lockdown

By Neeraj Chauhan and Rahul Singh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 04:36 AM IST
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).
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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)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Jammu, Jammu
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 05:28 PM IST
One of the two slain militants was a rape accused released 20 days ago in the wake of the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Civil rights activists have welcomed the ceasefire proposal, urging both the Centre and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) governments to respond positively.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Civil rights activists have welcomed the ceasefire proposal, urging both the Centre and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) governments to respond positively.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Maoists in Andhra call for ceasefire amid Covid-19 outbreak

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hyderabad, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 12:10 PM IST
CPI (Maoist) Malkangiri-Koraput-Visakha Border (MKVB) division’s committee secretary Kailasam released on Sunday a hand-written statement in Telugu to the Andhra Pradesh media that stated the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, was creating havoc across the world.
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Two terrorists were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam(ANI)
Two terrorists were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam(ANI)

4 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in Kashmir’s Kulgam

By HT Correspondent | Srinagar, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2020 05:35 PM IST
Sources said two soldiers of the Indian Army were also injured in the encounter, which took place in Hardmand Guri village of Kulgam.
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