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BHOPAL: Delhi Police's prized catch, Syed Abdul Karim alias Tunda, known as an explosives expert for the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), wanted to set-up a strong network in Madhya Pradesh with the help of a fundamentalist organisation. Tunda, 71, had spent some time in Madhya Pradesh and the officials of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of MP are connecting the dots based on excerpts from Tunda's interrogation report (IR). Sources in MP ATS said that Tunda, who was arrested by the special cell of Delhi Police on August 16 from Banwasa-Mehendarnagar border with Nepal, has recounted about his early life in Hoshangabad district to his hidey-hole in Malwa region, besides alleged links with LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and plans to set up a group in MP, to his interrogators. The state's ATS sleuths have queued up for his interrogation.">Tunda — from shaping woods in Itarsi to making bombs for LeT
Times of India, 12 September 2013
BHOPAL: Delhi Police's prized catch, Syed Abdul Karim alias Tunda, known as an explosives expert for the banned outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), wanted to set-up a strong network in Madhya Pradesh with the help of a fundamentalist organisation. Tunda, 71,...

JAMMU, Sept 10: After medium range firing at four posts in Pallanwalla sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector, Pakistan Army last night opened firing at Poonch, Mendhar and Gambhir sectors indicating that there has been no let up in hostilities on the LoC that had started with August 6 killings of five Indian Army soldiers in Sarla battalion area at Chakan-Da-Bagh in Poonch sector.A group of militants is also reported to have tried to infiltrate between Dadot and Tarkundi forests in Balakote sector but failed due to strict surveillance maintained by the Army in view of heavy Pakistan firing for past over one month.Official sources told the Excelsior that Pakistan Army opened heavy firing in Khari Karmara forward area of Poonch sector at 10 pm last night from their Mumtaz, Ullu and Chuha posts targeting Indian posts. The Pakistan side used automatic, small and medium firearms during the firing that continued till 4 am today. Indian side retaliated.">Heavy firing again in Poonch, Balakote sectors Group of infiltrators pushed back Posted on September
Daily Excelsiour, 11 September 2013
JAMMU, Sept 10: After medium range firing at four posts in Pallanwalla sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor sector, Pakistan Army last night opened firing at Poonch, Mendhar and Gambhir sectors indicating that there has been no let up in...

A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander was arrested today by security forces from Baramulla district of Kashmir.Manzoor alias Shams Bhai, the 'chief coordinator' of the militant outfit was arrested during a joint operation by Army and police from Pattan area of Baramulla, an army official said.He said Manzoor was responsible for LeT's militant activities in Kashmir Valley.">LeT's chief coordinator held in Kashmir
New Indian Express, 10 September 2013
A top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander was arrested today by security forces from Baramulla district of Kashmir.Manzoor alias Shams Bhai, the 'chief coordinator' of the militant outfit was arrested during a joint operation by Army and police from Pattan...

JAMMU, Sept 4: Western Army Command chief Philip Campose, on a two-day visit to Jammu, reviewed the security situation along the border with Pakistan in the winter capital today. Lt Gen Campose, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Army Command, reviewed the security situation in Jammu with top Army Commanders, a Defence spokesman said.The Lt Gen interacted with the Brigade Commanders and senior officers at the Jammu Garrison.Maj Gen Ashwani Kumar, General Officer Commanding, Tiger Division, briefed the Army Commander about the state of the general situation and defence preparedness.">Top Army Commanders review security situation
Daily Excelsior, 5 September 2013
JAMMU, Sept 4: Western Army Command chief Philip Campose, on a two-day visit to Jammu, reviewed the security situation along the border with Pakistan in the winter capital today. Lt Gen Campose, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Army Command,...

A Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant and his two associates were arrested from the forests of Bandipore in north Kashmir, the Army claimed on Wednesday. Talib Hussain Lali (48), officials said, had been actively involved in militant activities in the Valley for the last 18 years. His two associates have been identified as Rashid and Showket. “The three were arrested after a brief encounter from Bazipora forests during a search operation. Lali fired some shots towards the troops, but later he surrendered. His arrest is a big success for the security forces as he was the longest surviving militant,’’ said a senior Army official. The government had earlier announced Rs 5 lakh award for Lali’s capture.">Hizb’s 'longest surviving' militant held in Valley
Indian Express, 5 September 2013
A Top Hizbul Mujahideen militant and his two associates were arrested from the forests of Bandipore in north Kashmir, the Army claimed on Wednesday. Talib Hussain Lali (48), officials said, had been actively involved in militant activities in the Valley...

Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Tuesday visited the line of control (LoC) to assess the security situation in the wake of violations of a ceasefire in the region over the past few weeks.Kayani visited Kotli sector of the Line of Control, an area that has witnessed heavy exchanges of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops.Official sources said the powerful army chief visited the LoC to personally assess the security situation and to be briefed by top commanders.Kayani also met soldiers posted along the LoC and appreciated their bravery, the sources said.Despite a truce put in place along the LoC in November 2003, intermittent skirmishes have continued along the heavily militarised ceasefire line.The situation heated up on August 6, when five Indian soldiers were killed in an attack by Pakistani troops on the Indian side of the LoC. Since then, both sides have accused each other of violating the truce. At least four Pakistani soldiers, including a captain, have been killed in recent">Pak Army chief visits LoC to assess situation
Rising Kashmir, 4 September 2013
Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani Tuesday visited the line of control (LoC) to assess the security situation in the wake of violations of a ceasefire in the region over the past few weeks.Kayani visited Kotli sector of the Line of...

Srinagar, Aug 30: Security forces achieved a major success in Kashmir today by eliminating 5 militants of Hizbul Mujahideen including their top commander in Central Kashmir district of Ganderbal.General Officer Commanding (GOC) counter insurgency Victor Force, Major General R R Nimborkar today told a press conference at 24 Rashtriya Rifles Battalion Headquarters at Wusan Kangan in district Ganderbal that the troops of 3 sector RR and Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a joint operation at Palang area of Najawan Forest of Kangan on the basis of specific information about the presence of a group of militants in the area.The GOC said that contact with the militants was established at 1:30 a.m.”On being challenged by the troops, they fired back. A heavy firefight ensued, lasting for over two hours. Despite difficult terrain and poor visibility conditions, accurate fire was brought down leading to the killing of five militants of Hizbul Mujahideen. The operation was surgically conducted without any collateral damage or casualty to own forces”, he said.">Hizb comdr among 5 militants killed in Ganderbal
Daily Excelsior, 31 August 2013
Srinagar, Aug 30: Security forces achieved a major success in Kashmir today by eliminating 5 militants of Hizbul Mujahideen including their top commander in Central Kashmir district of Ganderbal.General Officer Commanding (GOC) counter insurgency Victor...

Srinagar, August 30:Authorities on Friday claimed to have killed five militants in a major operation in Prang area of Ganderbal district. Police officials said militants belonging to Laskhker-e-Toiba outfit were killed in a joint operation of JK police and Army’s 24 Rashtriya Rifles during night.">Five Militants killed in Ganderbal
Rising Kashmir, 30 August 2013
Srinagar, August 30:Authorities on Friday claimed to have killed five militants in a major operation in Prang area of Ganderbal district. Police officials said militants belonging to Laskhker-e-Toiba outfit were killed in a joint operation of JK police...

Jammu, Aug 28: Security forces on Wednesday busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.Based on specific information, a joint team of Rashtriya Rifles and police personnel carried out an overnight search operation in highly dense Deolmarg forest on upper reaches of Pir Panjal mountains in the district and busted a militant hideout, defence officials said.A huge cache of arms and ammunition that include UBGL, pistols, magazines, AK-47 rifle magazines, Chinese hand grenades, explosives and huge amount of AK-47 ammunition, binoculars and cameras were recovered, they said.The stores were found inside a natural cave which was about four feet deep and two feet wide and were detected with help of metal detectors and sniffer dogs, the officials said.">Militant hideout busted in Reasi
Rising Kashmir, 29 August 2013
Jammu, Aug 28: Security forces on Wednesday busted a militant hideout and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.Based on specific information, a joint team of Rashtriya Rifles and police personnel carried...

Pulwama hardly an hour after a senior police officer visited it.Sources said that a senior police officer visited the Police Station and attack came after an hour. The senior police officer was for a day long visit to South Kashmir.Police said two pedestrians were injured when militants opened fire at the Police Station Awantipora, prompting security personnel to retaliate.Sources said that the two militants came on a mortar bike from Anantnag and parked their vehicle near the Police Station and fled after firing several rounds at the Police Station. Police guards fired back and in the ensuing exchange, two pedestrians were injured. Both the injured have been shifted to hospital and a hunt had been launched to nab the militants.">Militants fire at PS Awantipora after senior police officers visit
Daily Excelsior, 29 August 2013
Pulwama hardly an hour after a senior police officer visited it.Sources said that a senior police officer visited the Police Station and attack came after an hour. The senior police officer was for a day long visit to South Kashmir.Police said two pedestrians...

JAMMU, Aug 26: Police today said it has thwarted a major terror plot by effecting a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosive devices from Bai Nullah, about one kilometers from Jammu-Pathankote National Highway under the jurisdiction of Ghagwal police station in Samba district even as reports said that recent flash floods, triggered by heavy rains, have caused damage to 700-800 meters of three-tier border fencing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu sector.Official sources said a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member Suresh Kumar spotted the consignment of weaponry along Bai Nullah in early hours of this morning and immediately sounded police. Police parties from Samba rushed to the spot and seized the consignment. Police also called a Bomb Disposal Squad to the spot and destroyed the Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) on spot safely.">Arms, explosives haul in Samba Alert VDC memb
Daily Excelsior, 27 August 2013
JAMMU, Aug 26: Police today said it has thwarted a major terror plot by effecting a large quantity of arms, ammunition and explosive devices from Bai Nullah, about one kilometers from Jammu-Pathankote National Highway under the jurisdiction of Ghagwal...

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control throughout Monday, firing on Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, officials said. Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire was still late Monday night.Pakistani troops opened fire with small arms and automatic weapons at posts in Mendhar area of Rajouri around 2 p.m. and again in Poonch from 5.30 p.m., army spokesman, Col. R.K. Palta, told IANS.Indian soldiers retaliated with similar calibre weapons and intermittent firing was still on at 10.30 p.m., he said.There were no casualties or damage on the Indian side, Col Palta added.Earlier Monday, Pakistan troops opened unprovoked fired at Indian positions in Poonch district, a police officer told IANS.">Pakistan continues ceasefire violation on LoC
New Indian Express, 27 August 2013
Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire on the Line of Control throughout Monday, firing on Indian positions in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri districts, officials said. Indian troops retaliated and the exchange of fire was still late Monday night.Pakistani...

Srinagar, Aug 25: General Officer Commanding in Chief Northern Command Headquarters Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra arrived in Srinagar on Sunday to take stock of security situation in the Valley.The visit assumes importance in the backdrop of the flare-up on the Line of Control (LoC).Lt Gen Chachra is also scheduled to visit the forward areas and review the security situation along the LoC.Army, had in recent past claimed to have foiled infiltration attempts at various places in Kupwara Sector in which 18 militants were killed in different operations.Army Commander along with Lt Gen Gurmit Singh also visited Rashtriya Rifles Sector Headquarters.">Army Commander in Srinagar
Rising Kashmir, 26 August 2013
Srinagar, Aug 25: General Officer Commanding in Chief Northern Command Headquarters Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra arrived in Srinagar on Sunday to take stock of security situation in the Valley.The visit assumes importance in the backdrop of the flare-up on the...

Jammu, Aug 25: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice Sunday firing mortar shells, rockets and automatic weapons on forward Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from the Indian side, a defence spokesman said Sunday. The fresh ceasefire violations come a day after Pakistan troops violated the border truce thrice, Defence Spokesman Col R K Palta said.“Pakistani Army opened indiscriminate and unprovoked firing on forward posts along LoC in Bhambir Gali sub-sector in Poonch sector around 7:15 am,” Defence Spokesman Col R K Palta said. Pakistani Army fired from small and automatic weapons besides firing medium mortars on the forward posts and civilian areas, he said.">Pak initiated, we retaliated: Army
Rising Kashmir, 26 August 2013
Jammu, Aug 25: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice Sunday firing mortar shells, rockets and automatic weapons on forward Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district, drawing retaliation from the Indian side, a defence spokesman said Sunday....

Srinagar, Aug 22: Militants today hurled a grenade on an Army vehicle in South Kashmir Shopian area injuring an Army jawan.Police said that militants hurled a grenade on a patrol party of Rashtriya Rifles at Imam Sahib in Shopian town this afternoon.The grenade exploded causing splinter injuries to a jawan who was evacuated to hospital.The area was cordoned off and a hunt has been launched to nab the militants involved in the attack. However, no one was arrested. Shopian has been tense for last few days after police lodged an FIR against two youth who were allegedly involved in stone pelting. The strike and protests paralysed life in the township for several days.">Army jawan injured in grenade attack
Daily Excelsior, 23 August 2013
Srinagar, Aug 22: Militants today hurled a grenade on an Army vehicle in South Kashmir Shopian area injuring an Army jawan.Police said that militants hurled a grenade on a patrol party of Rashtriya Rifles at Imam Sahib in Shopian town this afternoon.The...

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