Terrorists attempted a grenade attack on an Army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir. The incident occurred at Baramulla's Azadganj bridge. The grenade missed its target and exploded on the road instead. However, at least 5 people were injured, with 2 seriously hurt. The latter were admitted to a hospital in Srinagar. The market where the blast took place had opened after a 6-day local lockdown, necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. This was the second such incident in a span of 24 hours. The first attack was in Sopore on August 30. The grenade in Baramulla was possibly thrown from an old hospital building. Watch the full video for more.
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In a major success for security forces, 2 terrorists belonging to the Lashkar-E-Toiba were gunned down in Handwara. A substantial amount of arms and ammunitions, including 2 AK-47s were also seized after the encounter. The two slain terrorists have been identified as lashkar commander Naseer-u-din Lone and Pakistani terrorist Danish. Naseer was reportedly involved in the killing of three CRPF jawans at Sopore on April 18 and another three CRPF jawans at Handwara on May 4 this year. An AK-47 rifle, which was snatched from a CRPF jawan after the attack on May 4, was recovered from him. The encounter at Ganipora Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir's Kupwara district started after security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. Jammu and Kashmir police chief said that the killing of Danish was also a big success for the security forces. The encounter was the second such operation on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, security forces killed two militants in Shopian district in south Kashmir. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Jammu and Kashmir Police along with the security forces busted a terror module and arrested two persons in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. According to police, plan was for targeted killing and IED explosions in the region. The police and security forces also recovered IEDs, 3 Pistols, 11 grenades, IED making instructions in a pen drive, wireless sets etc. Case has been registered and investigation is underway.
Jammu and Kashmir Police have recovered stolen mobile phones which are worth almost Rs. 26 lakh. These mobile phones were stolen by robbers from a mobile phone shop in Gojwara. During the course of investigation, services of FSL unit as well as electronic surveillance units were utilised. Police have arrested 3 people in the connection.
JandK General Operation Commanding (GOC), Victor Force, Major General A Sengupta on August 28 informed that 8 terrorists were neutralized and one was forced to surrender during two operations of over 18 hours. "Under two operations over 18 hours commencing from yesterday afternoon, based on very precise intelligence and hard work of JK Police and RR battalions, we were able to neutralise 8 terrorists, including taking one surrender," said Major General Sengupta. He further added, "7 of the 8 terrorists who have been neutralised were recruited in 2020, and these misguided youth were recruited with the false promises by Pakistani terrorists, Pakistani handlers and people in society with anti-national sentiments."
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, on September 17 informed that three terrorists were gunned down by the security forces in the Batamaloo encounter which also saw a civilian dying, and a security personnel getting injured during the cross fire. "Three terrorists were neutralised today in an operation in the Batamaloo area of Srinagar. Unfortunately, a civilian died while a deputy commandant of CRPF got injured. The injured personnel had been admitted to hospital and is under medical observation," said Dilbag Singh.
To fight COVID-19 pandemic, personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) are making masks and protective gear for themselves and for the public also. They are making almost hundreds masks everyday and providing to all units in Jammu and Kashmir. "With the onset of COVID-19, we started manufacturing these. All units in JandK are making hundreds of masks every day," said an official. CRPF personnel are also providing rations and medicines to needy. JandK has over 15,000 active cases of coronavirus .