Locals help militants escape from encounter site

Locals help militants escape from encounter site

PULWAMA: A night-long cordon and search operation during which militants and government troops exchanged gunfire in Hakripora village in Pulwama district was called off Wednesday morning after the militants escaped from the area. Army soldiers and the police’s special operations group (SOG) on Tuesday evening launched a major cordon and search operation after receiving information […]

4 militants, 3 soldiers killed in gunfight along LoC in Kupwara

4 militants, 3 soldiers killed in gunfight along LoC in Kupwara

Kupwara: Four militants and three Indian Army soldiers were killed in a gunfight that began Saturday afternoon along the Line of Control near the army’s Nowgam base camp in Kupwara district. Official sources in the army said that a group of non-local infiltrators tried to sneak into this side of the LoC on Saturday afternoon. […]

Militants killed in Handwara encounter buried in Waripora

Militants killed in Handwara encounter buried in Waripora

Handwara: The two militants killed in a brief encounter on Sunday afternoon in Waripora area of Handwara were buried in Wadora during Sunday night, several kilometers away from the encounter site, an official said. Earlier in the evening, police, with the help of some civilians, dug two graves at the ‘martyrs’ graveyard in Gantamulla area […]

Cop among four killed in Kulgam

Cop among four killed in Kulgam

Srinagar: Four persons, including a policeman and a militant, were killed in Kulgam district on Saturday evening, police said. Deputy inspector general of police south Kashmir range SP Pani told Kashmir Reader that an accident between two vehicles had occurred at Mir Bazar on the highway when militants attacked the police party. “A police constable […]

2006 fake encounter case: No parole extension for Padder

2006 fake encounter case: No parole extension for Padder

SRINAGAR: ‘A court in Srinagar on Wednesday rejected the extension of parole to a former policeman Farooq Ahmed Padder accused in 2006 fake encounter case. A day ago, the court had released him on parole for one day to attend his daughter’s marriage scheduled on May 3. Padder, a resident of Kokernag in south Kashmir […]

A year after Hizb militant’s death, a glance at his life

A year after Hizb militant’s death, a glance at his life

Raashid Hassan Shopian: A year ago, a bright young man who picked up arms in rebellion was killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian. Inamul Haq, popularly known as Wasim Ahmad Malla, was killed along with his associate Naseer Pandit, a former constable. The two of them are credited with reviving militancy in south Kashmir’s Shopian, Pulwama […]

Hush-hush burial for militants in Baramulla

Hush-hush burial for militants in Baramulla

Kupwara: Two militants who stormed army camp in Kupwara yesterday were silently buried in Baramulla district on Thursday night. The militants whose identity has not been ascertained so far were buried by police in Gantamulla area in the district. Police sources said that police in Kupwara handed over the bodies to their counterparts in Baramulla, […]

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