J-K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter in Budgam, further details awaited

Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India)3 terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out late Thursday evening in Jammu and Kashmir’s Zolwa Kralpora Chadoora area of Budgam, said the Kashmir Zone Police on Friday. Furter details are awaited on the encounter.“BudgamEncounterUpdate: 03 #terrorisst killed. #Operation going on. Further details shall follow,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted. Earlier on Thursday evening, the police had informed about the beginning of the encounter headed by police and security forces.

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Pakistani terrorist linked with LeT killed during encounter in J-K’s Srinagar

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: A Pakistani terrorist identified as Abu Khalid who was linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT, was killed during an encounter in Srinagar, informed an official statement issued by Kashmir police on Sunday.“Based on specific input generated by Srinagar Police regarding the presence of a terrorist in Theed Harwan area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Army in the said area,” the statement read. During the search operation, as the presence of the trapped terrorist was ascertained, he was given ample opportunities to surrender. However, he denied the surrender opportunities and fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter, it said.In the ensuing encounter, the terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of the…

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UPA govt was not soft on security after 26/11, restraint perceived as weakness, says Manish Tewari

New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday said that his new book does not say that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) goernment was soft or weak on the security after the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 and that “restraint is perceived as weakness”.Speaking at an event on the launch of his book, ’10 Flashpoints: 20 years-National Security Situations That Impacted India’, Tewari said, “If you read the paragraph in entirety, it doesn’t say that the UPA govt was soft or weak on security. The paragraph says that the state that has no compunctions about slaughtering people in cold blood, restraint is perceived as a weakness, not as a sign of strength.” The Congress leader, who is a member of “G23” which wrote to Congress presisent Sonia Gandhi last year seeking sweeping reforms in the party, said that a perception got created in Pakistan…


Khalistani terrorist Avtar Singh Pannu’s brother given key post by Channi govt

New Delhi [India] : A major controversy is brewing in Punjab ahead of the Assembly polls after Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi-led Congress government appointed Balwinder Singh Kotlabama, brother of Khalistani terrorist Avtar Singh Pannu, as the chairman of Punjab Genco Limited. Balwinder’s appointment has sparked massive uproar with the BJP and the SAD calling it open terror appeasement. SAD leader Sukhbir Singh Badal said that Chief Minister Channi should answer the people. “The government has appointed Sikhs for Justice office bearer’s brother (Balwinder Singh Kotlabama) as chairman (of Punjab Genco Ltd). CM (Charanjit Singh) Channi should answer to people on this,” he said. Avtar Singh is the coordinator of the Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) — is a secessionist organisation supporting the creation of Khalistan. He is on the radar of Indian agencies for his pro-Khalistan activities


FIR Against Kangana Ranaut For Calling Sikhs “Khalistani Terrorists”

Mumbai [Maharashtra] [India] : An FIR has been registered against actor Kangana Ranaut in Mumbai on Tuesday following a complaint by members of the Sikh community for allegedly using derogatory language against them on social media, news agency PTI reported. The FIR was filed by Amarjeet Singh Sandhu, a 47-year-old Mumbai-based businessman, along with leaders of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). The complainants accused Ms Ranaut of “intentionally and deliberately” portraying the farmers’ protest (Kisan Morcha) as a “Khalistani” movement and calling the Sikh community “Khalistani terrorists”.“Khalistani terrorists may be arm twisting the government today… But let’s not forget one woman… The only woman prime minister ne inn ko apni jooti ke neeche crush kiya tha (the only woman PM who crushed them under her shoes). No matter how much suffering she caused to this nation… she crushed…

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Unidentified terrorist killed in ongoing encounter in Kulgam

Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] : An unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter that is underway in the Ashmuji area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, said the Kashmir police.“Police and security forces are on the job,” said the policed. Further details shall follow, the police added.“Encounter has started at Ashmuji area of Kulgam. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” tweeted the Kashmir police.

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Centre bans IRF foundation

New Delhi [India] : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday extended the ban imposed on Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), an NGO headed by Islamic evangelist and India-born preacher Zakir Naik for a further five years.In its notification issued on Monday, the Ministry mentioned if the activities of the “unlawful association” were not curbed, it would continue its subversive activities and reorganize its absconding activists to create communal disharmony, propagate anti-national sentiments and support militancy. The Ministry in its notification said that Islamic preacher Naik’s speeches and statements were meant to inspire youths of a particular religion in India and abroad to commit terrorist acts.Naik’s statements and speeches are objectionable, subversive that promote enmity, hatred among religious groups, the Home Ministry said on extending the ban on IRF.The Centre had declared the IRF an unlawful organization under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967…

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Mamata Banerjee ‘political mother of all terrorists in country’, says BJP’s Saumitra Khan

New Delhi [India] : BJP leader Saumitra Khan has hit out at Mamata Banerjee over her letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to intervene and withdraw the Centre’s move to expand the jurisdiction of the Border Security Force (BSF) from 15 kilometres to 50 kilometres stating that the West Bengal chief minister is the “political mother of all terrorists in the country.”Speaking to ANI, Saumitra Khan requested the Prime Minister not to heed to Mamata Banerjee and said that she wants to destroy the country in the same manner in which she had destroyed West Bengal. The BJP leader further accused the West Bengal chief minister of attempting to turn India into a “dharmashala”.“She is the political mother of all terrorists in the country because when the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was passed in the Parliament, she opposed it. When the National…

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Young Taliban recruits refuse to believe 9/11 ever happened

Bagram [Afghanistan]: Many children born after 2001, growing up hating America and trained by the Taliban say that they do not know if the 9/11 attacks ever happened with some refusing to believe that the attacks were orchestrated by al-Qaeda.One such child who never benefited from billions of dollars in Western aid money that elevated the lives of countless Afghans is Esmatullah Omari who said that when he was 12, he was trained by the Taliban to plant roadside bombs and at 16, he was attacking military convoys near Bagram airfield, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan and the epicentre of America’s longest war, reported The Washington Post. The Americans are now gone, however, the 19-year-old Omari stands guard at one of the Bagram’s entrances and still does not understand why did the Americans come in the first place.Thousands of Americans who were…


Mamata Banerjee condemns terror attack on Army convoy in Manipur

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday condemned the terrorist attack on an Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur in which five soldiers and two of their family members were killed.“I strongly condemn the dastardly attack by militants on a convoy of 46 Assam Rifles in Manipur. It pains me to learn that we have lost five brave soldiers, including the CO and his family members. Heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. The entire nation awaits justice!” tweeted Banerjee. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh also condemned the attack on Assam Riffle’s convoy. Taking to Twitter, he said, “Strongly condemn the cowardly attack on a convoy of 46 AR which has reportedly killed a few personnel including the CO and his family at Churachandpur today. The State forces and Paramilitary are already on their job to track down the militants.…

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Taliban say US support of Afghan NRF would violate Doha Agreement

Kabul [Afghanistan] : Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday warned the US of the 2020 Doha agreement between Washington and the Taliban becoming null and void if the country supports the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan (NRF), reported Sputnik citing his interview with Afghan 1TV News broadcaster.After the takeover of Kabul by the Taliban on August 15 2021, Panjshir, the last province to resist the Taliban, surrendered on September 6. However, the NRF leader Ahmad Massoud called on the Afghans to rebel against the Taliban, according to Sputnik. The US and the Taliban had signed the peace agreement in February 2020 under the Presidency of former US President Donald Trump. The deal stated the withdrawal of the US troops from the Afghan soil and the Taliban would abate violence and guarantee that its soil will not be a safe haven for the terrorists.Meanwhile, the…

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J-K Encounter: One killed

Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] : One unidentified person was killed during cross-firing between terrorists and security forces at Babapora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, on Sunday.According to a statement issued by Jammu and Kashmir Police, an encounter between the security forces and terrorists broke out at around 10:30 am when terrorists attacked a Naka party of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Babapora. “Around 1030 hours today, unidentified terrorists attacked a CRPF personnel at Babapora, Shopian. CRPF troops retaliated the fire and during cross-firing, one unidentified person was killed,” said the statement.Further details are being ascertained, the police said. 

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Three security personnel injured in firing by terrorists in J-K’s Poonch

Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] : Two policemen and an army jawan sustained injuries after terrorists opened fire on Sunday morning in the Bhata Durian area of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir.An official communique by the Jammu and Kashmir Police today said, “Zia Mustafa, a Pakistani LeT terrorist was taken to the Bhata Durian for identification of terrorist hideout during the ongoing operation in which three army jawans and a JCO were martyred.” Terrorists again opened fire on a joint team of police wherein two policemen and an army jawan sustained injuries.“During the search when the team approached hideout, terrorists again opened fire on the joint team of police and army personnel in which two policemen and an army jawan sustained injuries. Mustafa also sustained injuries and he could not be extracted from the site due to heavy fire,” Jammu and Kashmir Police said…


Pakistan’s double standards on Terrorism exposed : Report

Former US National Security Advisor, Lt. General McMaster believes that any assistance provided to Pakistan should stop immediately and wanted to hold Imran Khan accountable for his recent remarks on the fall of Kabul. Ottawa [Canada] : Speaking on Pakistan and its double standards on terrorism, the former NSA bluntly said: “I don’t think we should give any assistance to Pakistan at all. I think Pakistan has had it both ways for way too long. I think Pakistan should be confronted with its behavior over the years that has actually resulted, I think, in large measure in this outcome,” International Forum For Right And Security (IFFRAS) reported. “The Trump administration had blocked all aid to Pakistan and the Biden administration is yet to revive the same. McMaster also wanted Prime Minister Imran Khan to be held accountable for his recent comments on the fall…


UNSC strongly condemns ‘horrendous terrorist attack’ in Afghanistan’s Kandahar

New York [US]: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday strongly condemned the ‘horrendous terrorist attack’ against the Imam Bargah-e-Fatima Mosque in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province and underlined the need to bring perpetrators of the attack to justice.At least 47 people have been killed and 70 other suffered injuries in an explosion inside a Shia mosque in Kandahar on Friday. The attack also follows several other recent attacks against religious institutions in Afghanistan, including last week’s attack against the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in Kunduz. In a statement issued by the UNSC, the members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, and they wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured.The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to…

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Pak terrorist arrested in Delhi

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a Pakistani terrorist from the Laxmi Nagar area of the national capital on Tuesday morning. New Delhi [India], October 12 : The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a Pakistani terrorist from Laxmi Nagar’s Ramesh Park area. The arrested terrorist has been identified as Mohammad Asraf Alias Ali. He was living with a fake ID, according to police. One AK-47 assault rifle, one extra magazine and 60 rounds, one hand grenade, two pistols with rounds were seized from his possession.  According to news agency ANI, relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Act, Arms Act & other provisions are being invoked against the arrested man. A search has been conducted at his present address. According to police, the arrested terrorist is a Pakistani national. He is a resident of Pakistan’s Punjab province. He…


J-K police busted a LeT (TRF) module, arrested four terror associates

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 10 : Jammu and Kashmir Police in Bandipora have busted a LeT (TRF) module and arrested four terror associates involved in the conspiracy behind the killing of a civilian namely Mohd Shafi Lone alias Sonu a resident of Naidkhai.A special team of Bandipora Police was entrusted with the investigation of the case and after thorough human and technical corroboration, the module was busted by arresting four terrorists associated of LeT (TRF). The arrested terrorist associates have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Dar, Mohammad Shafi Dar, Mudasir Hassan Lone and Bilal Ah Dar, said an official press release by the Jammu and Kashmir police.However, one of the terrorist associates involved in the killing, identified as Imtiyaz Ah Dar is absconding and has reportedly joined the terrorist ranks. During the course of the investigation, it surfaced that the killing was…


By killing teachers, Terrorists are trying to create fear and communal disharmony in J-K : DGP Dilbag Singh

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], October 7 : Reacting to the killing of two government teachers by terrorists in the Eidgah area of Srinagar earlier in the day, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said that the civilians are being targeted to create communal tension in the Union Territory (UT).“These recent incidents of targeting civilians are to create an atmosphere of fear and communal disharmony here. This is a conspiracy to target the local ethos and values to defame local Kashmiri Muslims,” Singh told media persons here. “We are investing into the matter. The Jammu and Kashmir police have received some evidence in the previous such incidents,” the DGP said.Two teachers were killed in a terrorist attack at a government school in the Eidgah area of Srinagar on Thursday. Earlier on Wednesday, a street hawker was shot dead by terrorists in Srinagar. The incident…

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Employees sacked for terror links

The six employees were dismissed from government service for having terror links and working as Over Ground Workers (OGW). Srinagar, Kashmir, India, September 22 : Six employees of the Jammu and Kashmir government, including two police constables, were sacked on Wednesday for alleged links with terrorists, officials said. These sackings were cleared by a designated committee of the Jammu and Kashmir administration constituted for recommending cases under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution. The six employees were dismissed from government service for having terror links and working as Over Ground Workers (OGW). They included Abdul Hamid Wani, a resident of Bijbehara in Anantnag, who was working as a teacher. The officials alleged that before being in government service, he was a district commander of the now-defunct terrorist outfit, Allah Tigers. It is alleged that he secured employment without any selection process, by leveraging the influence…


Six terrorists planning attack before Uttar Pradesh polls arrested by Delhi Police

The arrests were made following simultaneous raids in various states Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Rajasthan the police said. New Delhi, India, September 15 : In a big crackdown, the Delhi Police on Tuesday said it has arrested six terror suspects, including two men who were trained in Pakistan.  The Special Cell of the Delhi Police recovered explosives, IED, firearms and ammunitions under a multi-state operation,  DCP Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said.  The arrests were made following simultaneous raids in various states Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Rajasthan the police said.  Among six terrorists, Osama @ Sami (22) from Okhla and Zeeshan Qamar from Allahabad (28)  were trained in Pakistan and got arrested in Prayagraj with the help of UP ATS, Delhi Police said. They were tasked to conduct the reconnaissance of different suitable locations in Delhi and UP for placing the IEDs. Others include Jaan…


Pak terrorists planning something ‘big’ in Kashmir

The security agencies have been alerted on possible grenade attacks, any high-value target, security personnel, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack, and any public places in Srinagar. Srinagar, India, August 31 : Personnel of intelligence agencies active in Jammu and Kashmir have received intel reports regarding the movement of terrorists in the Union Territory, a senior official has said, adding, the reports have been received from counterparts active in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) region. “In the last 15 days around 10 alerts were issued regarding suspects who might be involved in terror activities were noticed near border areas. We have informed concerned security agencies to be on alert to avoid any untoward incident,” the official said. The intelligence agencies have intercepted the movement of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), and other terrorists in the valley.  The security agencies have been alerted on possible…

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Pak’s involvement in terror attack

ANI | Updated: Aug 13, 2021 16:41 IST Kulgam (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], August 13 : In a tweet today, Kashmir Zone Police said, ” Killed #terrorist (Usman) is #Pakistani and identified as an associate of JeM top commander Lamboo @ Adnan who was recently killed in an #encounter. It confirms Pakistan’s involvement in attack on BSF convoy: IGP Kashmir” A Pakistani terrorist, who was active for the past six months was neutralised during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Friday.The IGP informed that arms and ammunition were recovered from the encounter site, which indicated that a major incident was going to take place.Two terrorists opened fire from a building when a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy was approaching it on Thursday, following which security forces used rocket launchers to neutralise a terrorist at night.“Two…

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Taliban forcing women to marry terrorists

As the Taliban is gaining ground in Afghanistan by capturing many key cities in the country, the terror group is now forcing women to get married to its terrorists, a media report said on Thursday. Kabul [Afghanistan], August 13 : Afghans are also witnessing the execution of captured soldiers and unprovoked attacks on civilians by the Taliban in its recent captured areas. Afghans pouring into Kabul and those still in Taliban-held areas say they have witnessed unprovoked attacks on civilians and executions of captured soldiers. In addition, they say, Taliban have demanded that communities turn over unmarried women to become “wives” for their terrorists–a form of sexual violence, human-rights groups say, Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.The Taliban had publicly pledged to be magnanimous in victory, assuring government officials, troops and the people of Afghanistan that they have nothing to fear as ever-larger swaths…

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Afghan security forces kill 439 more Taliban terrorists in last 24 hrs

Kabul [Afghanistan], August 11 : As many as 439 more Taliban terrorists were killed and 77 others were wounded by Afghan security forces in the last 24 hours.“439 #Taliban terrorists were killed and 77 others were wounded as a result of #ANDSF operations in Nangarhar, Laghman, Logar, Paktia, Uruzgan, Zabul, Ghor, Farah, Balkh, Helmand Kapisa and Baghlan provinces during the last 24 hours,” Afghan Defense Ministry tweeted. Separately, 25 terrorists were killed in airstrikes at the outskirts of Kandahar provincial center. “25 #Taliban terrorists were killed and 13 others were wounded in #airstrikes conducted by #AAF at the outskirts of #Kandahar provincial center, yesterday,” the Defense Ministry said.Amid escalating violence in the northern part of the country, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday arrived in Mazar-e-Sharif city in the Balkh province.This visit comes as the Taliban has captured several provincial capitals in Afghanistan.Amid the…


Akhilesh Yadav to UP Police and BJP govt : Don’t trust you on arrest of 2 terrorists

Two terrorists of the Al-Qaeda-supported Ansar Ghazwatul Hind were arrested from the outskirts Lucknow on Sunday They were planning explosions, including using “human bombs”, at several places in Uttar Pradesh LUCKNOW: Former Uttar Pradesh  Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday triggered a huge row, saying he has no trust over the action of state police and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The Samajwadi Party chief made the statement while referring to the arrest of two terrorists linked with Al-Qaeda backed terror group.  “I can’t trust the actions of the Uttar Pradesh police and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state,” Akhilesh Yadav told reporters in response to a question.   BJP hits back at Akhilesh  The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was quick to hit back at Akhilesh Yadav. UP Minister Mohsin Raza described Akhilesh’s remark as ‘unfortunate’. “One can only expect such a…

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terrorist killed in Handwara

A top terrorist of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen was eliminated in an encounter in the Handwara district, the police informed on Wednesday. Mehrazuddin Halwai alias Ubaid was one of the oldest terrorists of the terror outfit. Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar has called the killing of Halwai a “big success”. “One of the oldest and top commanders of HM terror outfit Mehrazuddin Halwai alias Ubaid got neutralised in Handwara encounter. He was involved in several terror crimes. A big success,” informed Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet, quoting IGP Kashmir.