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PoK-based United Jihad Council breaks silence on killing of Adil Dass due to suspected infighting, calls for unity among militant groups
India

PoK-based United Jihad Council breaks silence on killing of Adil Dass due to suspected infighting, calls for unity among militant groups

Syed Salahuddin, however, did not acknowledge or attempt to negate the allegations on Adil Ahmad Dass' killing, even as he called for punishing the guilty.

Budgam encounter: One militant killed during crossfire in central Kashmir's Chadoora; mobile services suspended
India

Budgam encounter: One militant killed during crossfire in central Kashmir's Chadoora; mobile services suspended

A militant was shot dead in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir during an encounter between terrorists and security forces in central Kashmir's Chadoora.

Adil Ahmad Dass killing: Did Hizbul Mujahideen and LeT lure Islamic State militants into a trap?
India

Adil Ahmad Dass killing: Did Hizbul Mujahideen and LeT lure Islamic State militants into a trap?

On the morning of 27 June, security forces recovered the body of Adil Ahmad Dass from the orchards in the Bijbehara area. Adil was recruited by the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba in July 2018, but had recently defected to an outfit that has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State

Death of 9 security personnel in 5 days in Kashmir alarm officials as militants 'hit back' against counter-insurgency ops
India

Death of 9 security personnel in 5 days in Kashmir alarm officials as militants 'hit back' against counter-insurgency ops

Expressing concern over the increase in the number of security personnel killed in Kashmir, a senior police officer said that rise in attacks shows that militants in the Valley have started hitting back against counter-insurgency ops

Four Kashmiri youths who wanted to cross LoC 'to join militancy' taken into police custody in Uri
India

Four Kashmiri youths who wanted to cross LoC 'to join militancy' taken into police custody in Uri

The Army officer said the youths in Jammu and Kashmir were handed over to their respective families after proper counselling. He appealed to the youths to not get misguided by the propaganda of militants.

Message from Anantnag: Kashmir’s 'little Bin Ladens' are preparing to take their jihad to pan-India level
India

Message from Anantnag: Kashmir’s 'little Bin Ladens' are preparing to take their jihad to pan-India level

As India struggles to make sense of Wednesday’s murderous fidayeen attack in Anantnag, what happened in Jalandhar should serve as a warning of the dangers that lie ahead.

Two ex-SPOs among four militants killed in Pulwama encounter: Duo had joined militant ranks only 24 hours earlier
India

Two ex-SPOs among four militants killed in Pulwama encounter: Duo had joined militant ranks only 24 hours earlier

What prompted the SPOs to shift their loyalties is still a matter of investigation. Their grief-stricken families and villagers are equally clueless.

ISI attempt to 'revive' militancy in Jammu foiled after security forces arrest six militants
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ISI attempt to 'revive' militancy in Jammu foiled after security forces arrest six militants

A major plot by Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to revive militancy in Jammu region has been unearthed with the arrest of six persons from whom photographs and videos of strategic locations have been seized, officials said on Friday.

Death of Zakir Musa has curbed militant mobilisation in Kashmir Valley, says J&K DGP Dilbag Singh
India

Death of Zakir Musa has curbed militant mobilisation in Kashmir Valley, says J&K DGP Dilbag Singh

Last month, during Ramzan, Kashmir witnessed 13 gunfights, which left 28 militants dead. The forces credit the non-implementation of NICO (non-initiation of combat operations) for their major combat success

Militant and overground worker killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian; one gunman escapes
India

Militant and overground worker killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian; one gunman escapes

In Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, two people, a militant and an overground worker for militants, were killed in an encounter with security forces on Monday.

Five militants from Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam shunned violence and surrendered, say police
India

Five militants from Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam shunned violence and surrendered, say police

Five youths from Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, who had joined militancy, shunned the path of violence and surrendered.

In Kashmir's Soibugh, armed forces' assault on protesters leaves five youths injured
India

In Kashmir's Soibugh, armed forces' assault on protesters leaves five youths injured

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Budgam, Amod Ashok Nagpuri, said that the police has registered a case and the boys who were injured, were picked up during the clashes with armed forces

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lok Sabha polls and Rahul Gandhi, Zakir Musa's killing, PM Narendra Modi movie review; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lok Sabha polls and Rahul Gandhi, Zakir Musa's killing, PM Narendra Modi movie review; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Lok Sabha polls and Rahul Gandhi, Zakir Musa's killing, PM Narendra Modi review; today's must-read stories

Four militants killed in two J&K encounters; three Hizbul members gunned down in Pulwama, JeM militant in Baramulla
India

Four militants killed in two J&K encounters; three Hizbul members gunned down in Pulwama, JeM militant in Baramulla

Four militants were gunned down in two separate encounters in Pulwama and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.

Over a year after Islamic State’s defeat in Iraq, militants return to strongholds of former ‘caliphate’ for revenge
World

Over a year after Islamic State’s defeat in Iraq, militants return to strongholds of former ‘caliphate’ for revenge

A year and a half after the Islamic State group was declared defeated in Iraq, the militants still evoke fear in the lands of their former so-called caliphate across northern Iraq

Accidental Jihadist of the IS in Kashmir
Politics

Accidental Jihadist of the IS in Kashmir

Class 12 dropout Adil Ahmad Wani has become the poster boy for a new generation of terrorists in Kashmir

Lok Sabha Election 2019: South Kashmir sees dismal turnout of around 2% till 3 pm as people seethe over civilian killings
Politics

Lok Sabha Election 2019: South Kashmir sees dismal turnout of around 2% till 3 pm as people seethe over civilian killings

While the situation remained largely peaceful in south Kashmir during the first two phases, the third phase has witnessed violence.

Lok Sabha election: In Kulgam, vacant polling booths and deserted streets tell the story of a disgruntled people
Politics

Lok Sabha election: In Kulgam, vacant polling booths and deserted streets tell the story of a disgruntled people

Kulgam district recorded a 7.5 percent voter turnout till 2 pm. The highest votes were cast in Noorabad, the National Conference bastion — 11,854 (15.5 percent), followed by Devsar — 11,870 (13 percent). Meanwhile, 1,313 (1.3 percent) votes were cast in Kulgam and the lowest turnout was witnessed in Hom Shalibugh where 591 (0.8 percent) votes were cast till 2 pm

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Moderate voter turnout recorded in Kashmir amid shutdown, calls for poll boycott by separatists
India

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Moderate voter turnout recorded in Kashmir amid shutdown, calls for poll boycott by separatists

In Tangmarg, in the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, voters walked up to the polling stations past the heavy patrol of the forces. Elsewhere, in the northern Kashmir constituency of Baramulla, polling that began on a dull note picked up during the day

Arjumand Majid Bhat, shot dead by 'unidentified gunmen', was a de-addiction campaigner who helped many youth
India

Arjumand Majid Bhat, shot dead by 'unidentified gunmen', was a de-addiction campaigner who helped many youth

Arjumand Majid Bhat was seated on a revolving chair at his chemist shop when ‘unidentified gunmen’ shot five bullets at his head.