Anantnag encounter: Drones have been pressed into service to pinpoint the location of terrorists who have taken positions in the forest area on a hilly terrain in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district. For the past five days, the search operation is underway. On Sunday, a search operation was carried out in the forest area of Gadole, Kokernag.
Three Army personnel, including the colonel and the major, and a deputy superintendent of the Jammu and Kashmir Police were killed in the gunfight with terrorists in the higher reaches of the Kokorenag area in the valley on Wednesday. On Friday, one more soldier, who went missing during a gunfight, lost his life
Colonel Manpreet Singh, commanding officer of the 19 Rashtriya Rifles unit of the Army, Major Ashish Dhonchak, Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat, and a soldier were killed in an encounter with the terrorists at Gadole in the Kokernag area of the south Kashmir district on Wednesday morning.
Read all the LIVE updates on Mint's liveblog
Anantnag encounter LIVE: Security forces are using drones and helicopters for surveillance
Security forces are using drones and helicopters for surveillance of the dense forest area where terrorists are believed to be holed up since Wednesday after killing two Army officers and a deputy superintendent of police in the initial exchange of fire, the officials said.
Kashmir LIVE updates: 28 terrorists present in Anantnag, Kulgam, says report
According to India TV news report, around 28 terrorists were spotted in the Anantnag ajd Kulgam area on Sunday. Out of the 28 terrorists, 12 are Pakistan-based terrorists, and 16 are local, including Uzair Khar, Basit Ahmed Dar, Hafiz Yawar Bashir Dar, and more. Mint could not independently confirm the fact.
Kashmir LIVE updates: Army jawan killed in accidental firing, accused colleague detained
An Army jawan was killed and another soldier injured when their colleague accidentally discharged his firearm in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said on Sunday.
According to a police statement, the accused army personnel has been detained and an investigation launched into the incident.
Anantnag encounter LIVE: Indian Army conducts search operation inside Gadole forest
Security forces are using drones and helicopters for surveillance of the dense forest area where terrorists are believed to be holed up since Wednesday. The security cordon has been extended to the neighbouring Posh Kreeri area as a precautionary measure to ensure that terrorists don't slip into civilian habitation. The Army is using hi-tech equipment for surveillance and delivery of firepower. The police believe two to three terrorists are trapped in the forest area as the forces maintained a tight cordon.
Anantnag operation enters fifth day
The operation to flush out terrorists hiding in Gadole forest area in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district entered the fifth day on Sunday. Around 2-3 terrorists are believed to be holed up since Wednesday after killing two Army officers and a deputy superintendent of police in the initial exchange of fire.
Anantnag encounter LIVE: Search ops underway for more than 100 hours
The face-off between the forces and the terrorists has extended to the fifth day inside the dense forests of Gadol, Anantnag district. Thousands of troops are involved in a gunfight in a forest area in an attempt to neutralise the terrorists.
The heavily armed terrorists, believed to be two-three in number, are hiding inside the forests.
Baramulla encounter: Pak army gave cover fire to one of the three terrorists
Brigadier PMS Dhillon, commander of the Pir Panjal Brigade of the Indian Army said that Pakistani forces gave covering fire to one of the three terrorists who tried to cross over into India from LoC in Uri town, Baramulla district. At a media briefing, Dhillon said, "Based on specific inputs, in a joint operation launched by the Indian Army and J&K police, an infiltration bid was foiled today. Three terrorists tried to infiltrate and were engaged by alert troops. Two were eliminated and their bodies recovered, the third terrorist was killed but the retrieval of the body was interfered with because of the firing by Pakistan post in the vicinity of LoC".
Proclamation proceedings initiated against 13 terrorists operating from Pak
Kishtwar Police, in coordination with law enforcement agencies, has initiated proclamation proceedings against 13 alleged terrorists, with purported connections to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (POK) and Pakistan.
Back Baramulla encounter: ‘Firing from Pakistani post…’, says Indian Army on third terrorist killed
The Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police foiled a major infiltration bid by killing three terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri town of Baramulla district, Brigadier PMS Dhillon, commander of the Pir Panjal Brigade, on 16 September.
Brigadier Dhillon informed that two terrorists were eliminated and their bodies were recovered, adding the third terrorist was killed but the retrieval of the body was interfered with by the firing from a Pakistani post in the vicinity.
Anantnag encounter: Asaduddin Owaisi hits out at govt, says 'And we are playing cricket' vs Pakistan
Expressing anguish over the death of four Indian security personnel amid the continuous terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Asaduddin Owaisi of the All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Saturday questioned the point of allowing the India-Pakistan cricket World Cup match at Narendra Modi stadium in Gujarat's Ahmedabad.
Owaisi even called the Anantnag encounter a ‘failure’ of the government. He said as ANI quoted, "My question to the prime minister is where is the anger he displayed at the time of Pulwama attack. Our soldiers lost their lives and we are playing cricket in Ahmedabad…You said that the abrogation of Article 370 solved everything."
Kashmir: Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered in Baramulla
A huge cache of arms and ammunition and currencies, both Indian and Pakistani, recovered by the Indian Army and J&K Police in Baramulla, from the terrorists who tried to infiltrate and were engaged by alert troops.
Operation underway in Anantnag's Kokernag forest area amid heavy rainfall
Kashmir: Terrorists opened fire on the army in Baramulla
The Army killed three terrorists who attempted to infiltrate through the Hathlanga forward area of Uri on Saturday at 6:45 am. According to the Indian Army, the terrorists opened fire on the army which led to an encounter and a fierce gunfight started. The army has maintained a tight cordon-off in the area.
Kashmir encounter LIVE: Security forces kill 3 terrorists in Baramulla
Three terrorists were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
The operation was launched in the Hathlanga forward area in Uri sector of the north Kashmir district. Three terrorists tried to infiltrate into the Indian side and were engaged by alert troops.
Police put notices of 13 absconded terrorists in Kashmir
Announcements being made and notices being put up proclaiming the appearance of the absconding accused namely Mohd. Iqbal and 12 other terrorists, before the court within 30 days in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmir encounter: Anantnag operation enters fourth day
The operation to flush out militants from the dense forest area in Anantnag district entered into its fourth day. Security forces deployed drones and helicopters to surveil the hilly terrain and figure out the locations of the militants in the forests at Gadole in the Kokernag area of the south Kashmir district.
Anantnag updates: Encounter broke out between terrorists and Army & Baramulla Police in Uri
An encounter broke out between terrorists and the Army & Baramulla Police in the forward area of Uri, Hathlanga in Baramulla district. Two terrorists were killed in the encounter.
SIA conducts searches to bust terror modules in Reasi
The Special Investigation Agency (SIA) carried out searches in the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi following information about desperate attempts by terrorists to revive militancy in the district.
According to a police official, the search was conducted by the investigators of SIA, a counter-terrorism wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police, in Pouni and Mahore tehsils based on intelligence reports that some over-ground workers (OGWs) were providing logistical help and information to anti-national elements.
Reasi was cleared of militancy more than a decade ago but has reportedly been witnessing the movement of terrorists in the upper reaches over the past some time.
Anantnag encounter: Visuals from encounter site at Kokernag in Kashmir
Security personnel continued the search operation to neutralise terrorists in the valley for the fourth day on Saturday. Four Indian soldiers were killed in Anantnagar this week during a gunfight against the terrorists.
Kashmir encounter: One more terrorist killed in Baramulla
The Jammu and Kashmir Police informed on Saturday that one more terrorist has been killed in Baramulla. The Police and the army have now killed two militants.
Anantnag encounter LIVE: Drones, quadcopters being used to terrorists
The Army and Kashmir Police are using drones and quadcopters to locate and neutralise the terrorists in the Kokernag area of the Anantnag district.
'I pay tribute to the soldiers,' Mallikarjun Kharge on Anantnag encounter
On Anantnag encounter, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge sais, "I pay tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the service of the nation and express my condolences to their families...We stand with them".
'We would not play bilateral matches with Pakistan until they put an end to terrorism': Anurag Thakur
Union Sports Minsters Anurag Thakur said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said a bilateral series of cricket between India and Pakistan wouldn't take place until Pakistan puts an end to "terrorism" following the Anantnag encounter.
"BCCI had decided much earlier that we would not play bilateral matches with Pakistan until they put an end to terrorism, cross-border attacks, and infiltration. I think the sentiments of the country and the public are also the same," Thakur said.
Kashmir: Encounter breaks out near LoC in Baramulla
An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists near the Line of Control (LoC) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. This comes at a time when an operation is underway in Anantnag district to neutralise terrorists who have taken positions in the forest area in hilly terrain. The gunfight entered its fourth day on Saturday.
Kashmir encounter: 1 terrorist killed in Baramulla
According to Kashmir police, one terrorist was killed in Uri, Baramulla district on Saturday and the search for other militants is still going.
Army drops grenades on suspected terrorist hideout locations
In joint security operations against terrorists in the Anantnag area, forces dropped grenades on suspected terrorist hideout locations using drones. Grenade launchers are also being used by troops to target the group of terrorists hiding in the area.
Kashmir Police asks ex-servicemen to avoid 'ambush hypothesis'
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Friday asked retired police and Army officials to refrain from making unnecessary “ambush hypothesis" following the ongoing gunfight between security personnel and terrorists in the Kokernag area of the Anantnag district.
Encounter begins between terrorists and Army in Baramullah, informs police
An encounter has started between terrorists, the Army and Baramulla Police in the forward area of Uri, Hathlanga in Baramulla district. Further details shall follow, Kashmir Zone police said on Saturday.
Anantnag encounter LIVE: Kashmir police chief assures Anantnag terrorists will be neutralised
Additional Director General of Police (Kashmir) Vijay Kumar said that two-three trapped terrorists will be neutralised.
He also advised retired police and Army officers to avoid peddling ambush hypothesis in the media.
Download the App to get 14 days of unlimited access to Mint Premium absolutely free!