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 September 25, this year. One AK rifle was also recovered from his possession.
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 launched following specific inputs about presence of terrorists. The joint operation was launched by security forces and Jammu and Kashmir police. Police said that the search operation turned into encounter after terrorists fired upon forces. One M4 rifle and a pistol have been recovered from encounter site, police added. Police further said that the identity and group affiliation of slain terrorists were being ascertained. On October 7, three terrorists were killed in an encounter in Shopian's Sugan Zainapora. In a similar incident, two terrorists were killed in Awantipora's Sambora on September 27.
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Terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was behind the killing of three BJP leaders in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar said and appealed to the protected persons in the valley not to move around without their security. Three BJP workers -- Fida Hussain, Umer Hajam, and Umer Rashid Beigh -- were shot dead by militants in the Y K Pora area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir late on Thursday evening. The Resistance Front (TRF), which is believed to be a shadow group of LeT, claimed responsibility for the killings. IGP (Kashmir) Kumar said police have seized a vehicle used in the attack and that such killings were being executed at the behest of Pakistan. Watch the video for more details.
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Continuing its efforts to provide a comeback chance to the misguided youth of Kashmir, Indian Army on October 16 successfully persuaded Jahangir Ah Bhat, a 31-year-old shopkeeper gone rogue after missing from Chadoora town, to surrender in Budgam. He was apprehended with one AK rifle. Chinar Corps of the Indian Army executed the dramatic operation in which they persuaded him to surrender. Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar said, "Special Police Officer Altaf Hassan Bhat, posted in Budgam, had decamped with two AK-47 rifles and three magazines, two days back along with his friend Jahangir Bhat. Area was cordoned by security forces and firing had ensued. SPO managed to escape, Jahangir was nabbed."
A militant associate was arrested on Friday after a brief shootout in Chadoora area of Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. "On a specific input regarding presence of a police deserter (SPO), who had decamped with two AK-47 rifles two days ago, along with his associate in Chadoora area of Budgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by the police, Army and CRPF," a police spokesman said. He said as the joint team of security forces reached near the target location, the SPO-turned-militant along with his associate started firing indiscriminately. Watch the full video for more details.
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Kashmir Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar informed that the forces have arrested Jahangir Bhat, the associate of SPO Altaf Hassan Bhat, both of whom had decamped recently with two AK-47 rifles and three magazines. "Special Police Officer Altaf Hassan Bhat, posted in Budgam, had decamped with two AK-47 rifles and three magazines, two days back along with his friend Jahangir Bhat. Area was cordoned by security forces and firing had ensued. SPO managed to escape, Jahangir was nabbed," said Kashmir IGP.