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Lashkar Claims Kashmir Grenade Attack that Left Four Troopers Injured

Srinagar, August 14: Militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba today claimed responsibility for a grenade attack on government forces at Magam area of Budgam district in which four personnel were injured. In a statement issued to GNS, Lashkar-e-Toiba spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi congratulated the attackers for carrying out the attack despite stringent security arrangements and warned of similar

Gunfight Rages in Shopian Village; Three Militants Reportedly Trapped

A gunfight is underway between militants and government forces in Awneera village of Shopian district in south Kashmir, officials said today. They said that 55 RR of Army and SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off Awneera village following inputs about the presence of militants there. “As the search operation was intensified, militants hiding

Clashes Erupt in Pulwama After Forces Launch Search Operation

News Desk Clashes erupted in Trichal village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Saturday after government forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation following inputs about the presence of militants there. Reports said that youth took to streets and pelted forces with stones to disrupt the anti-militant operation. The forces responded by firing teargas shells, triggering clashes.

Shutdown in Kashmir, Chenab Valley Against Article 35-A Abrogation

News Desk A complete shutdown is being observed in Kashmir valley against a plea in the Supreme Court seeking abrogation of Article 35-A which confers special rights on J&K’s permanent residents. The call for shutdown was issued by Joint Resistance Leadership against “assault” on state’s special status and “efforts” to abrogate Article 35-A. In summer

Army To Deploy Robots in Kashmir to Fight Insurgency

News Desk Srinagar – Army could soon use robots to fight militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, a media report said today. According to Hindustan Times newspaper, the defence ministry has approved an army proposal which has raised a demand for 544 robots to be used during anti-insurgency operations. “The way the situation is evolving (in

Kashmiri Students Forced Out of Rajasthan University over Scholarship Issue

Jaipur, Aug 11 – Over 200 Kashmiri students in a private university here were allegedly forced to leave the varsity hostel as the institute did not receive the scholarship amount provided to them by the central government. The students, however, were allowed to avail the hostel facilities by the university management only after they protested

Kashmir Search Operation Called off as Militants Escape From Zakir Musa village

News Desk SRINAGAR – Search operation launched by the government forces in Noorpora – native village of Zakir Musa – ended today morning as militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness and stone-pelting protests, reports said. They said that the operation launched in Peer Mohalla, Dangerpora and Sheikh Mohalla in Noorpora village of