Town in Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Awantipora: Town in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Awantipora, also known as Avantipur or Aavantipur, is a town on the banks of the River Jehlum in the Pulwama district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. It is on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, south of Srinagar and north of Anantnag. Awantipora was named after the Kashmiri king Avantivarman and has the ruins of two 9th century Hindu temples built by him.


Watch: Terrorist surrenders before security forces in JandK's Awantipora [Video]

Watch: Terrorist surrenders before security forces in JandK's Awantipora

A video surfaced in which a terrorist was seen surrendering before security forces on October 26 in JandK's Awantipora. The terrorist is a resident of Gulshanpura, Pulwama. He was absconding since..

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Watch: Underground LeT hideout busted in J-K's Awantipora [Video]

Watch: Underground LeT hideout busted in J-K's Awantipora

In a joint search operation, Awantipora Police, with 55 Rashtriya Rifles and 185 Battalion CRPF busted a terrorist hideout at Kawani area of J-K's Awantipora district. They destroyed the underground..

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Two terrorists gunned down in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam [Video]

Two terrorists gunned down in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam

Two terrorists were killed in encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kulgam's Chingam area. The operation was..

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Two JeM militant associates arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora

The associates were found involved in passing sensitive information to the terrorists of proscribed outfit JeM, revealed the police.
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J-K: Terrorist who had recently joined LeT arrested in Awantipora

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J-K: Top LeT commander among two killed in Samboora encounter, ammunition recovered

Reshi carried out several terror activities in the Awantipora area and was also responsible for the attack on the CRPF convoy near Frestabal area of Pampore on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on June..
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Terrorists hurl grenades on security forces

"The terrorists attempted an attack on CAPF (Central Armed Police Force) at 16:45 hours today at Chersoo, Awantipora," the official said. The suspects, who were on a motorcycle, threw the two grenades..
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Army convoy attacked by terrorists in Awantipora, civilian injured in crossfire

The area was cordoned off and a search was on to nab the attackers
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Security forces kill 8 terrorists in J&K in last 24 hours

One terrorist was killed on Thursday in an encounter with the security forces in Meej village of Awantipora area, following which two other terrorists had taken refuge inside a mosque in the village...
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Security forces gun down eight terrorists in two separate encounters in Kashmir

At least eight terrorists were killed by security forces in two separate operations in Awantipora and Shopian districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Terrorist eliminated in Pampore area of Awantipora: J-K DGP

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J&K: Terrorist gunned down in nocturnal operation in Pulwama's Awantipora

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Terrorist killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Awantipora, operation underway

"Meej Pampore encounter- So far one unidentified terrorist killed; operation on," Kashmir Zone Police tweeted. The encounter between security forces and terrorists broke out in the early hours of..
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J&K: Terrorist gunned down by security forces in Awantipora encounter

Two more are believed to be trapped in the area.
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Top Hizbul terrorist Riyaz Naikoo with Rs 12 lakh bounty killed in J&K's Awantipora

The terrorist has been identified as Riyaz Naikoo - a top Hizb-Ul-Mujahideen commander.
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J&K: Security forces gun down terrorist in Awantipora, operation underway

The encounter started in the wee hours of Tuesday.
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Awantipora encounter: Security forces kill 2 terrorists

The encounter between security forces and terrorists broke out in the morning during a cordon-and-search operation in Hari-Pari area of Tral, a police official said. The official said a credible input..
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Awantipora encounter: Slain terrorist identified as most wanted Jaish member

He has been identified as a Pakistani national and the most wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist.
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Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between terrorists, security forces in Awantipora

A heavy gunfight is currently underway.
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Jammu and Kashmir: SPO martyred, two jawans injured, and a terrorist slain in Awantipora encounter

The encounter occurred in the dense jungles of Jantarang in south Kashmir.
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DGP Dilbag Singh reviews law and order situation in J-K's Kulgam, Awantipora

J&K DGP Dilbag Singh on Thursday chaired review meetings with all jurisdictional police officers at the districts' headquarters to review the law and order and security situation. The meetings were..
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J&K: Terrorist killed in Awantipora encounter was affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen

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Local terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in south Kashmir

The terrorist been identified as Shahid, a resident of Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, the police said. He was asked to surrender by the security forces but he chose to engage them in a gunbattle..
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Jammu & Kashmir: Terrorists open fire at civilian in Awantipora

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Pak-based terror outfits planning to target forces, government installations in J&K: Intel inputs

According to intelligence inputs, terrorists are likely to target installations of the security forces and government offices in Srinagar with an aim to create a prolonged hostage-like situation to..
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Hamid Lelhari, successor of Zakir Musa and chief of terror outfit Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind killed in Awantipora encounter

Out of the three terrorists who were killed by security forces, Hamid Lone aka Hamid Lelhari was the successor of Zakir Musa, the chief of Kashmir's Al-Qaeda unit, who died in May 2019.
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Zakir Musa's successor among three terrorists killed in Awantipora encounter

The commander of al Qaida-linked Ansar Ghazwat-ul Hind and Zakir Musa's successor, Abdul Hameed Lelhari was one of the three terrorists neutralised by security forces in Awantipora encounter on..
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J&K: Lashkar, Jaish terrorists killed in two separate encounter with security forces in Awantipora

The encounter in Awantipora comes just a day after Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said that tourists will be allowed to visit the region from tomorrow.
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One terrorist killed in J&K's Pulwama

Security forces killed a terrorist in an encounter in Awantipora town of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said.
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IAF bases put on orange alert over Jaish-e-Mohammed terror attack

According to top sources in the government, intelligence agencies have issued warning against a module of eight to 10 Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who will possibly try to carry out a suicidal..
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J&K on alert after Pakistan shares input of possible 'IED attack' in Kashmir

According to a security official based in Srinagar, the information is regarding a possible IED attack in Pulwama near Awantipora.
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J&K: 101 terrorists killed, 50 new recruits in 2019

Officials said 101 terrorists - 23 foreigners and 78 locals - were killed in 2019 till May 31. Shopian accounted for a maximum of 25, including 16 local terrorists. Pulwama was second with killings of..
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