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Terrorist who died in gunfight in Kashmir's Pulwama district identified as 'most wanted' JeM member from Pakistan
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Terrorist who died in gunfight in Kashmir's Pulwama district identified as 'most wanted' JeM member from Pakistan

The terrorist, who was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Pulwama district on Wednesday, was identified as a Pakistani national affiliated with proscribed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit, a senior police officer said on Friday.

Before govt announced revocation of Article 370, Indian Army had identified main 'trouble spots' in Kashmir
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Before govt announced revocation of Article 370, Indian Army had identified main 'trouble spots' in Kashmir

The Indian Army also deployed an additional brigade from the northeastern region in Kashmir to strengthen its counter-infiltration grid on the Line of Control (LoC) to thwart any attempt made by Pakistan Army to push any infiltrators inside the valley.

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

Bijbehara encounter: Two militants killed in encounter at Anantnag Bagender Mohalla town in South Kashmir
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Bijbehara encounter: Two militants killed in encounter at Anantnag Bagender Mohalla town in South Kashmir

Two militants were killed in an encounter early on Thursday in in Bagender Mohalla of Bijbehara in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. The duo was killed after a gunfight broke out between them and a joint team of the Indian Army's 3 Rashtriya Rifles unit and a Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

One militant killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara; security forces recover arms, ammunition from site
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One militant killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara; security forces recover arms, ammunition from site

Security forces gunned down a militant during an encounter that broke out in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday morning.

Militants attack 44 Rashtriya Rifles army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian; no loss of life reported
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Militants attack 44 Rashtriya Rifles army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian; no loss of life reported

Till now no loss of life or property has been reported from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian area. More details of the incident are awaited.

One soldier killed, another injured as avalanche hits army post in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district
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One soldier killed, another injured as avalanche hits army post in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district

A soldier died and another was injured after an avalanche hit an Army post of Rashtriya Rifles in Jammu and Kashmir's Sawjian sector on Thursday morning.

Pulwama terror attack: Civilian casualties in clashes point to increased suicidal trend among Kashmiri youth
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Pulwama terror attack: Civilian casualties in clashes point to increased suicidal trend among Kashmiri youth

In Jammu and Kashmir, there is a need for collective introspection to examine how the threat of civilians being unmindful of their personal safety needs to be countered.

Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani: Former militant who joined army after returning to mainstream dies in encounter, tributes pour in
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Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani: Former militant who joined army after returning to mainstream dies in encounter, tributes pour in

Wrapped in tricolour, the body of the decorated soldier was taken to his native village Ashmuji in Kulgam and handed over to family members. Wani was a militant initially and became a counter-insurgent after he realised the futility of violence, a senior Army officer accompanying the coffin said.

J&K: Mysterious civilian killing near Rashtriya Rifles camp sparks protests; army blames terrorists as police begin inquiry
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J&K: Mysterious civilian killing near Rashtriya Rifles camp sparks protests; army blames terrorists as police begin inquiry

Relatives of the deceased, Ishfaq Ahmad Ganie, are blaming soldiers of a Rashtriya Rifles camp at Chattergam for his death.

Civilian injured in firing incident near Budgam succumbs to injuries in Srinagar hospital
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Civilian injured in firing incident near Budgam succumbs to injuries in Srinagar hospital

A civilian, injured in a firing incident near a security forces camp in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to injuries on Saturday, officials said.

LeT militant, suspected of assassinating Shujaat Bukhari, among 6 killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bijbehara encounter
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LeT militant, suspected of assassinating Shujaat Bukhari, among 6 killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bijbehara encounter

Azad Ahmad Malik was accused by police of being involved in the assassination of prominent journalist Syed Shujaat Bukhari, editor of Srinagar-based English daily Rising Kashmir.

Encounter between Indian Army and terrorists underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag; 6 militants killed
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Encounter between Indian Army and terrorists underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag; 6 militants killed

An operation was launched based on inputs about the presence of militants in a forest area in Bijbehara. As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile internet services in Anantnag.

Two militants arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district during vehicle check; police recover two AK rifles
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Two militants arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district during vehicle check; police recover two AK rifles

Jammu and Kashmir Police sources said the duo was arrested in Poonch district during vehicle checking by a joint party of police and Rashtriya rifles in Mendhar area .

Terrorist killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore identified as top LeT commander Abu Maaz
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Terrorist killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore identified as top LeT commander Abu Maaz

The police identified him as Abu Maaz, a Pakistani national. "On the basis of materials recovered, one of the slain terrorists has been identified as Abu Maaz of Pakistani origin who was operating as the top commander of LeT in north Kashmir," a police spokesman said.

Schools, colleges shut in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore after security forces gun down two militants; curb on mobile internet services
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Schools, colleges shut in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore after security forces gun down two militants; curb on mobile internet services

Soldiers from the Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) started a search operation in Nowpora following a tip-off about the presence of militants there. The militants fired at the security forces, triggering the gunfight.

Bandipora encounter: Security forces kill five LeT militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Sumlar area
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Bandipora encounter: Security forces kill five LeT militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Sumlar area

Officials said that the five militants belonged to a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group that had probably infiltrated recently into the Kashmir Valley.

Volatile south Kashmir on boil as Kulgam woman dies after 'detention' of younger brother by Indian Army
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Volatile south Kashmir on boil as Kulgam woman dies after 'detention' of younger brother by Indian Army

Resistance to arbitrary arrest of youths suspected to be linked with separatist groups or militants, and scrutiny of their mobile phones, has become a rallying point for anti-government and anti-India protests in Kashmir

Govt weighing changes to AFSPA: Golden opportunity for Centre to change public's perception of Act
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Govt weighing changes to AFSPA: Golden opportunity for Centre to change public's perception of Act

The aggressive tone of the language of AFSPA has been exploited by various quarters, including anti-national elements, to paint India and its armed forces red and create a perception internationally that we function under draconian laws.

Police personnel more vulnerable in Kashmir than army; strategic deployment, discipline key for security
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Police personnel more vulnerable in Kashmir than army; strategic deployment, discipline key for security

It needs to be appreciated why policemen are more vulnerable in Kashmir than soldiers of the army.