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Tag: Militants

104 To 135 Militants Waiting Across LoC To Sneak In: BSF
104 To 135 Militants Waiting Across LoC To Sneak In: BSF

Asked about the drone threats on LoC, the IG BSF said that it guards 96 kms of LoC in Kashmir and the drone threat was real.

3 CRPF Personnel Killed In Militant Attack In Kupwara

Srinagar: Three CRPF personnel were killed and two others injured when militants opened fire on them at a checkpoint in Kupwara, officials said here on Monday, a day after five security personnel lost their lives during an encounter in the district. A teenaged civilian, reportedly of unsound mental condition, was also killed in the exchange […]

2 Militants Among 4 Killed In Kashmir Encounter

Srinagar: Two militants and two security men were killed in an ongoing encounter in the Tral area of south Kashmir on Tuesday. The two security men included an army jawan and a Special Police Office (SPO), who were injured during the encounter. The two succumbed to injuries while being taken to the hospital. According to […]

5 Taliban Militants Killed In Afghanistan

Qalat (Afghanistan): Five militants were killed after the Afghan security forces targeted Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan and Kandahar provinces on Sunday, Afghan Army said in a statement. The security forces backed by fighter planes struck the militants’ hideouts outside Tirin Kot, the capital of Uruzgan province, killing two insurgents and wounding three others, early […]

Militant killed in gunfight in J&K's Tral

Srinagar:  A militant was killed on Wednesday morning in a gunfight with the security forces in Tral area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. A Defence Ministry statement said: “A terrorist has been killed in Branpathri forest area encounter today. Arms and ammunition have been recovered. The operation is still going on”. Police sources said […]

Ayodhya put on high alert

Ayodhya: Ayodhya has been put on high alert after security agencies were given an intelligence input of a possible terror attack in the holy city. According to top security officials, the intelligence input says that terrorists are likely to enter Uttar Pradesh from Nepal. All incoming trains and buses are being searched and hotels, lodges […]

Gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian

Srinagar: A gunfight took place on Tuesday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said. After receiving information about the presence of militants in the Yarwan forests of Keller area, the security forces launched a search operation. As the security forces tightened the cordon, the militants started firing which triggered […]

10 militants killed during NATO airstrike in Afghanistan

Kabul: A NATO-led coalition forces’ pilot-less aircraft struck a Taliban hideout in Afghanistan and killed 10 militants, police said on Saturday. The strike, which was conducted in Barmal district, killed 10 militants and destroyed a militants’ vehicle, Xinhua news agency quoted policeman Shah Mohammad Aryan as saying. In a separate incident in Wardak province, a […]

22 IS militants killed, 2 captured in Afghanistan

Kabul: Twenty-two Islamic State (IS) militants were killed and two others captured on Tuesday as security forces stormed their hideouts in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, an official statement said. According to the statement, the special operations were launched in the early hours of Tuesday against the hideouts in Khogiani district, reports Xinhua news agency. Four hideouts […]

Five rockets from Gaza hit Israel

Jerusalem: Suspected Palestinian militants in the Gaza strip on Sunday fired at least five rockets at Israel, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said. It said the rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip, which is under the Hamas Islamist organisation since 2007. Anti-aircraft alarms sounded continuously in the regional councils of Eshkol, forcing residents to […]

Over 25 killed in Afghanistan checkpoint clashes

Kabul: More than 25 people were killed after Taliban militants attacked police checkpoints in two Afghan provinces overnight, officials said on Friday. In one incident, nine police officers, including a district police chief, were killed and six policemen wounded when Taliban militants stormed police checkpoints in Ghazni city, capital of the province with the same […]

Militant killed, 7 security men hurt in 3 J&K gunfights

Srinagar: A militant was killed while seven security men and three civilians injured on Thursday as security forces and militants battled each other in three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said. While the first gunfight erupted in Sopore town, two gun battles were reported later from Bandipora and Baramulla districts. Police sources said firing […]

India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to pressurise countries backing terror

New Delhi: Against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror attack, India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said there was a need to exert “all possible pressure” on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities as they agreed for biennial summit meetings and formation of the Strategic Partnership Council. However, at the joint […]

Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in J&K's Pulwama

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Aripal village of the south Kashmir district this morning following specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. He said […]

2 militants killed in gunfight in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces on Saturday gunned down two heavily armed terrorists hiding in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. Receiving information about their presence in Tekkin village, a cordon and search operation was started that led the militants to fire at the forces. Both were killed in the ensuing gun battle. […]

Five militants, soldier killed on LoC

Srinagar: The Army today said it had foiled a major attempt by terrorists to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir, killing five militants on the LoC and losing a soldier in the operation. The fighting erupted near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that three militants were […]

Militants kill 3 abducted policemen in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Militants on Friday killed three abducted policemen in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. “Three bullet-riddled bodies were recovered from Kapran village in the morning. The slain policemen have been identified as Firdous Ahmad Kuchai, Nisar Ahmad Dhobi and Kuldeep,” police sources said. Reports said fourth abducted person, a civilian, was released unharmed. The four […]

Five militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Five militants were killed on Saturday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, police said. Upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants, the security forces on Friday night cordoned off Chowgam village of Qazigund area and launched a search operation. According to the police, there were […]

Dozens killed as Taliban storm Afghanistan's Ghazni city

Kabul: The Taliban launched a massive offensive in Afghanistan’s Ghazni city on Friday amid reports of multiple casualties even as heavy fighting continued between the government forces and militants. Afghan soldiers fought back as militants converged from four sides of the city, resulting in several deaths on all sides, Ghazni provincial government spokesman Mohammad Arif […]

5 militants killed by security forces in Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: Five militants were killed by the security forces in an ongoing operation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, a defence official said on Saturday. “Five terrorists have been killed so far in the operation that began on Friday evening in Kiloora village,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told the media here. Jammu and […]

Hundreds gather at funeral of policeman killed by militants in J&K

Srinagar: Hundreds of locals in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday attended the funeral of a policeman killed by militants in Pulwama. Hundreds of men, women and children came out to attend the funeral of constable, Ghulam Hassan Wagay, in his ancestral Wohlutra village of Rafiabad area in Baramulla where he was buried. Wagay […]

Army foils J&K infiltration bid, 5 militants killed

Srinagar: Five militants were killed on Sunday after the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “An infiltration bid from across the border was foiled in Keran sector of Kupwara district today. Five terrorists have been killed […]

Militants strike in Kupwara hours before Rajnath's visit

Kupwara: Militants attacked security forces in a north Kashmir village in Kupwara on Friday hours before Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited the border district. Sources said there was a brief exchange of fire between militants and the army in Langate area of Kupwara — some 100 km north of Srinagar. No casualties were reported. […]

Gunfight near LoC, two soldiers injured

Srinagar: Two soldiers were injured on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district in a gunfight with militants trying to sneak into the state from Pakistan. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told IANS said that the incident took place near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran Sector. “Two soldiers suffered non-fatal injuries. Our […]

Two militants killed in encounter J&K's Kupwara

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Thursday in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said. Police sources said militants fired at a patrol party of Rashtriya Rifles in Kralgund forest area of the district late on Wednesday. “Army retaliated the fire after which an encounter started there. […]

Infiltration bid foiled, 4 militants killed in Kashmir

Srinagar: Four militants were killed in a gunfight with the Indian Army on the Line of Control (LoC) after an infiltration attempt from across the de facto border with Pakistan was foiled early on Saturday, officials said. The operation, which is still in progress, was launched in north Kashmir border area of Tanghdar, around 120 […]

Nawaz Sharif acknowledges Pak terrorists involvement in 26/11 attack

  Lahore: For the first time, Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has publicly acknowledged that militant organisations are active in the country and questioned the policy to allow the “non-state actors” to cross the border and “kill” people in Mumbai, a media report said. Sharif, who has been disqualified to hold public office for […]

11 killed in Afghanistan gunfight

Kabul: At least 11 people, including 10 Islamic State (IS) militants and a security personnel, have been killed in a gunfight in Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province, police said on Sunday. Nine IS militants and two security personnel also sustained injuries in the clashes, officials said. The clashes flared up after the IS militants attacked security checkpoints […]

13 militants, three soldiers among 20 killed in Kashmir

Srinagar: Three soldiers and 13 militants were among 20 killed in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday in fierce fighting whose victims included those who had abducted and murdered Lt Ummer Fayaz in May last year. In one of the worst rounds of armed clashes between the security forces and militants in recent years, the fighting […]

Two militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: Two militants were killed on Saturday in an ongoing gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. “Security personnel from the Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police surrounded Shistargam village on Friday evening following information about a group of […]

Militants attack army camp in Jammu

Jammu: A group of heavily armed militants early on Saturday attacked an army station here in Jammu and Kashmir. A group of militants hurled grenades and used heavy volume of automatic gunfire to enter the Sunjuwan Military Station, police sources said. “The area has been cordoned off. Three terrorists are believed to have entered the […]

Russian air strikes kill 30 militants after jet downed

Moscow: In a retaliatory move, massive Russian air strikes have killed at least 30 militants in Syria, where a Russian fighter jet was shot down, an official said on Sunday. “A series of high-precision weapon strikes have been delivered in the area controlled by the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group, which brought down the Russian Su-25 […]

Pulwama attack: 3rd militant's body recovered

Srinagar: The counter-operation launched by security forces against the militants who attacked a CRPF camp in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir ended Monday following the recovery of the body of another militant, the police said. Finally, the operation has concluded with the recovery of the body of the third terrorist, Director General of Police […]

Militants kill off-duty Army jawan in J&K

Srinagar: Militants have killed an off-duty Indian Army Jawan whose body was found in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, informed an official. Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said: “Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar, 23, a resident of Senzen village in Shopian district, was a serving soldier. He was posted in a Territorial Army […]

Taliban overrun 7 strategic checkpoints in Afghanistan

Kabul: Taliban militants have overrun seven checkpoints in the strategically important Mirza Olang area in Afghanistan’s northern Sari Pul province, a local official said on Saturday. “Taliban militants in an overnight operation captured seven police checkpoints in Mirza Olang area, forcing security forces to retreat,” provincial police chief Khalilullah Dastyar told Xinhua. If the militants […]

Two soldiers, two militants killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar: Two commandos of the Indian Air Force elite Garud commando unit and two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district. “The two Garud personnel were killed in action while operating with the Army for operational experience and training,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said. The […]

Three killed, 30 injured in Kashmir grenade attack

Srinagar: Three civilians were killed and 30 others, including policemen and paramilitary troopers, injured in a grenade attack by militants in Pulwama in south Kashmir. Police said militants hurled a grenade near a bus stand in Tral town of Pulwama district. “Three civilians, including two men and a woman, were killed and 30 others including […]

Three militants killed in intragroup conflict

Imphal: Suspected intragroup clash has claimed the lives of three militants at Muktahal village in Tamenglong district of Manipur in the early hours today, police said. The incident occurred when suspected militants of a faction of United Tribal Liberation Front (UTLF), supported by its armed wing United Tribal Liberation Army (UTLA), attacked the camp of […]

Militants attack police team in Anantnag ahead of Rajnath's meeting, constable killed

Srinagar: Militants today attacked a police party in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district leaving a constable dead, striking barely a kilometre from the venue of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s scheduled meeting with security personnel tomorrow, a police official said. Militants fired indiscriminately on the police personnel near the general bus stand Anantnag, the official said. […]

Terror attack in Pulwama, 1 policeman dead, 3 CRPF men injured

Srinagar: One policeman was killed and eight other security personnel injured on Saturday in a suicide attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Militants attacked the district police lines in Pulwama town in the early hours, police sources said. They lobed grenades and fired at the guard post. Constable Imtiyaz Ahmad Sheikh was […]