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"Such attacks defame the people of Kashmir and only result in more force being used here in the name of terrorism," PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said.(File Photo)

PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti condemns Sopore attack, says guns won’t resolve issues

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 10:01 PM IST
“We condemn such attacks. They will not resolve the issue of Jammu and Kashmir,” PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti said.
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Municipal councillor, security guard killed in militant attack in J&K's Sopore

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Militants opened fire on BDC member Reyaz Ahmad and his security guard Shafat Ahmad outside the municipality office in Sopore, a police official said.
Members of All J&K Transports Welfare Association participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Jammu, on Tuesday.(PTI)
Members of All J&K Transports Welfare Association participate in a rally in support of the nationwide strike, called by agitating farmers to press for repeal of the Centre's agri laws, in Jammu, on Tuesday.(PTI)

Bharat Bandh: Fruit mandis in Kashmir observe complete shutdown

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Business in Asia’s second largest fruit market in Sopore also remained suspended as a group of growers staged a protest demanding revocation of the laws.
There was an outcry and it is reported in the media that the deceased was picked up by the police in Sopore on September 15 and he was in their custody.(Representational Photo/AP)
There was an outcry and it is reported in the media that the deceased was picked up by the police in Sopore on September 15 and he was in their custody.(Representational Photo/AP)

Official probing Sopore man’s death asks family, public to record statements

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 04:58 PM IST
Irfan Ahmad Dar of Sidiq Colony in Sopore was found dead near a stone quarry at Tujjar Sharief on September 16
Young boy Irfan Ahmad Dar of Sidiq Colony Sopore was found dead near stone query at Tujjar Sharief on September 16.(Image for representation)
Young boy Irfan Ahmad Dar of Sidiq Colony Sopore was found dead near stone query at Tujjar Sharief on September 16.(Image for representation)

23-year-old man detained by Sopore police found dead, magisterial probe ordered

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 05:44 PM IST
Deputy Commissioner Baramulla GN Ittoo on Thursday ordered magisterial probe which will be conducted by Additional District Magistrate, Baramulla, Mohammad Ahsan Mir.
Army personnel rush toward encounter site in Hardshiva village of north Kashmir’s Sopore.(ANI File Photo)
Army personnel rush toward encounter site in Hardshiva village of north Kashmir’s Sopore.(ANI File Photo)

3 LeT terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 02:05 AM IST
Police confirmed that one of the terrorists killed in encounter was involved in an attack on security forces at Sopore, in which one CRPF jawan and a civilian were killed.
A policeman in Jammu and Kashmir is seen carrying a boy to safety in Sopore on Wednesday.(Twitter/@KashmirPolice)
A policeman in Jammu and Kashmir is seen carrying a boy to safety in Sopore on Wednesday.(Twitter/@KashmirPolice)

Sopore encounter: Police save 3-year-old from getting hit by bullets

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 11:44 AM IST
This is the second attack on the CRPF in Sopore in the last three months. On April 18, terrorists fired at a CRPF party, killing three personnel.
The area has been sealed and a search operation has been launched. Officials of the Indian Army and police have also reached the spot.(ANI Photo. Representative image)
The area has been sealed and a search operation has been launched. Officials of the Indian Army and police have also reached the spot.(ANI Photo. Representative image)

CRPF trooper, civilian killed in terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Three other Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers have also been injured in the attack.
The gunfight between security forces and terrorists began early on Thursday morning.(Representative Photo/PTI)
The gunfight between security forces and terrorists began early on Thursday morning.(Representative Photo/PTI)

Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in north Kashmir’s Sopore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 09:29 AM IST
The army and the CRPF personnel launched a cordon and search operation after receiving inputs from Jammu and Kashmir Police about the presence of terrorists in the area.
This is the third attack against the paramilitary force in the Kashmir valley within a week. (HT Photo)
This is the third attack against the paramilitary force in the Kashmir valley within a week. (HT Photo)

3 jawans killed in attack on CRPF in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 07:30 PM IST
The terrorists fired at a check post that was jointly being manned by troops of CRPF’s 179th battalion and the Jammu and Kashmir Police, said officials.
Soon after JeM commander Sajjad Nawab Dar’s body was handed over to his family, more than 1,000 people, including women, from his village and adjoining areas joined a large funeral procession.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Soon after JeM commander Sajjad Nawab Dar’s body was handed over to his family, more than 1,000 people, including women, from his village and adjoining areas joined a large funeral procession.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Dozens arrested in J&K’s Sopore for attending funeral of slain JeM commander

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The arrests were made after Jammu and Kashmir Police registered a case against those who assembled for the funeral of the JeM commander at Saidpora locality.
Sopore police authorities registered a case late Wednesday evening against the people who participated in the funeral, ignoring the government advisory about the ban on social gathering due to Covid-19 outbreak.(HT file photo. Representative image)
Sopore police authorities registered a case late Wednesday evening against the people who participated in the funeral, ignoring the government advisory about the ban on social gathering due to Covid-19 outbreak.(HT file photo. Representative image)

In J&K, those in militant’s funeral booked for flouting ban on gathering

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 07:11 PM IST
The villagers took out a big funeral procession after the body of the 23-year-old JeM militant, Sajjad Nawab Dar, a resident of Saidpora, was handed over to his family members.
This is the third encounter in Kashmir in the last four to five days(PTI photo)
This is the third encounter in Kashmir in the last four to five days(PTI photo)

Encounter underway in J-K’s Sopore; at least 3 terrorists trapped

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 09:18 AM IST
Mobile internet has been suspended in the area, officials said.
Kashmir’s special police officer, civilian killed in Sopore terror attack.(PTI)
Kashmir’s special police officer, civilian killed in Sopore terror attack.(PTI)

Kashmir’s special police officer, civilian killed in Sopore terror attack

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 10:00 PM IST
A health official confirmed that two bodies were brought to sub district hospital Sopore.
Nineteen people were injured on Monday when militants lobbed a grenade on civilians at a bus stand in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.(PTI Photo (Representative))
Nineteen people were injured on Monday when militants lobbed a grenade on civilians at a bus stand in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.(PTI Photo (Representative))

19 injured in grenade attack in Sopore ahead of EU lawmakers’ Kashmir visit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 09:26 PM IST
The attack, which took place at a bus stand near Hotel Plaza at 4:15pm, also comes two days after six personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were similarly injured in a grenade attack in Srinagar on Saturday evening.
Kashmir is India’s largest apple grower with an average annual production of nearly 2,200 metric tonnes. Apple industry fetches revenue of nearly Rs 1,300 crore, according to a state government website.(HT image)
Kashmir is India’s largest apple grower with an average annual production of nearly 2,200 metric tonnes. Apple industry fetches revenue of nearly Rs 1,300 crore, according to a state government website.(HT image)

Jammu and Kashmir governor launches scheme for direct apple sale

SRINAGAR | By MIR EHSAN
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 01:30 AM IST
The move comes two days after the Centre announced a plan to procure apples from the growers in Jammu and Kashmir and make payments directly to their bank accounts.
Security personnel at a barricade during restrictions placed on movement on the occasion of Muharram, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.(Photo: Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times image for representation)
Security personnel at a barricade during restrictions placed on movement on the occasion of Muharram, in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.(Photo: Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times image for representation)

‘Created a lot of terror’: Lashkar terrorist who shot at Kashmiri toddler killed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 02:23 PM IST
A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist who attacked the family of a fruit trader in north Kashmir to scare others from resuming their business has been killed, a top official of Jammu and Kashmir has said.
HT Image
HT Image

Baby girl, 4 others hurt in Sopore terror attack

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2019 04:57 PM IST
Sopore superintendent of police Javid Iqbal said the terrorists were angry at the men for doing business in the Sopore fruit market
A few days ago, the fruit market in Sopore, the largest in north Kashmir, had started functioning for a few hours every day in the morning, but trading has stopped again.(HT image)
A few days ago, the fruit market in Sopore, the largest in north Kashmir, had started functioning for a few hours every day in the morning, but trading has stopped again.(HT image)

3-yr-old girl among 4 hurt in militant attack in Sopore

Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 12:16 AM IST
While all the three men have been shifted to Bone and Joint Hospital in Srinagar, the girl has been taken to Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.
According to police, all the injured, including baby girl, were shifted to the hospital and are stable.(Reuters File Photo)
According to police, all the injured, including baby girl, were shifted to the hospital and are stable.(Reuters File Photo)

Baby girl, injured in Baramulla terror attack, to be shifted to AIIMS

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 02:19 PM IST
At least four persons, including a baby, were injured as terrorists open fired in Danger Pora village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Saturday, police said.
Alwar Police on Thursday filed an FIR against unknown people following the complaint of a 23-year-old Kashmiri student for beating him, police said on Thursday.(Representative image)
Alwar Police on Thursday filed an FIR against unknown people following the complaint of a 23-year-old Kashmiri student for beating him, police said on Thursday.(Representative image)

Kashmiri student beaten up in Rajasthan, files complaint

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2019 01:17 AM IST
The student was identified as Mir Faid, a resident of Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir. He is a final year student of aeronautical engineering at a private college in Neemrana, said additional SP, Neemrana region, Tejpal Singh.
Acting on a tip-off, a joint party of police, army and CRPF launched a search and cordon operation in Dangerpora area of Sopore which was followed by the encounter.(HT Photo)
Acting on a tip-off, a joint party of police, army and CRPF launched a search and cordon operation in Dangerpora area of Sopore which was followed by the encounter.(HT Photo)

2 Lashkar-e-Tayebba militants killed in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 10:38 PM IST
The militants were identified as Naseer Ahmad Mir alias Tawseef of Brath Kalan, Sopore, and Asif Ahmad War of Warpora, Sopore.
People gather at the broken house where Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in Panzgam area of Pulwama(ANI Photo)
People gather at the broken house where Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in Panzgam area of Pulwama(ANI Photo)

Militant who killed soldier among 4 dead in J&K gunfights

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2019 02:50 AM IST
The three militants holed up there fired as the search operation was going on. The security forces retaliated, leading to an exchange of fire in which the three were killed.
The Delhi Police said that in February 2007, it had arrested four alleged JEM operatives: Shahid Gafoor from Pakistan, Bashir Ahmed Ponnu, Fayaz Ahmed Lone and Abdul Majid Baba from Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
The Delhi Police said that in February 2007, it had arrested four alleged JEM operatives: Shahid Gafoor from Pakistan, Bashir Ahmed Ponnu, Fayaz Ahmed Lone and Abdul Majid Baba from Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

Fugitive Jaish ‘operative’ held from J&K by Delhi Police special cell

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2019 06:56 AM IST
The Delhi Police’s special cell, which arrested Baba from Sopore in Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday, said the agency is yet to find any terror involvement of the man after 2013.
The soldier was shot near his home in Sopore.(AFP)
The soldier was shot near his home in Sopore.(AFP)

Soldier on leave shot dead by militants in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2019 11:26 PM IST
The soldier, who was on leave, was identified as Mohammad Rafiq Yatoo. The police said he was shot around 5:30 pm when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him near his house.
In the first phase of elections to be held on April 11, the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat will go for polls. The officials said that more than 100 additional companies of security forces were deployed in different parts of the Valley for peaceful elections.(HT FILE PHOTO)
In the first phase of elections to be held on April 11, the Baramulla Lok Sabha seat will go for polls. The officials said that more than 100 additional companies of security forces were deployed in different parts of the Valley for peaceful elections.(HT FILE PHOTO)

To accommodate security forces, 7 institutions shut in Baramulla

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 07:07 PM IST
Additional District Magistrate of Sopore issued an order for closing down seven educational institutions from April 5 to April 12.
All educational institutions in Sopore were closed and mobile Internet services suspended as a precautionary measure.(Mohammad Waseem)
All educational institutions in Sopore were closed and mobile Internet services suspended as a precautionary measure.(Mohammad Waseem)

Two gunfights underway in J&K’s Sopore, Shopian

Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2019 09:49 AM IST
In Sopore, firing exchanges took place in Warpora area, the same site of an encounter on Thursday where two policemen were injured.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel stand guard outside a closed market area in central Srinagar .(ANI)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel stand guard outside a closed market area in central Srinagar .(ANI)

Two policemen injured in grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 12:48 PM IST
The Station House Officer (SHO) of Dangiwacha Muddasir Ahmad and his escort were injured, police said.
2 militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Baramulla .(AP)
2 militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Baramulla .(AP)

2 militants killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Baramulla

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2019 08:59 PM IST
Police said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Warpora area of Sopore, in north Kashmir, acting on specific information about the presence of militants there.
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Sopore township of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday morning, police said.(AP File Photo)
An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Sopore township of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday morning, police said.(AP File Photo)

Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 09:41 AM IST
A senior official said the search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore turned into an encounter after the militants fired at the search party of the security men, who then returned fire.
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