A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Commander was among the two terrorists gunned down by the security forces in an encounter in the Pampore area of Pulwama on October 16. Reportedly, LeT commander Umar Mushtaq Khandey was killed in Drangbal, Pampore. However, he had killed two police personnel at Baghat, Srinagar. The operation is still underway and further details are yet to arrive.
The terrorist who killed newly recruited sub-inspector Arshid Ahmad Mir was neutralised by security forces on October 13 during an encounter in the Bemina area of Srinagar. On October 10, terrorists attacked a police party in Old Srinagar City’s Khanyar area, where Arshid Ahmad Mir was shot by terrorists and later succumbed to his injuries. Police tweeted, "#Killer of martyr PSI Arshid killed in #Bemina #Encounter."
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Top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Commander Sham Sofi was neutralized by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora on October 13, said Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP), Vijay Kumar. The encounter broke out at Tilwani Mohalla in Tral area, Awantipora. The area has been cordoned off by a joint team of J&K police and the army. Further details are awaited.
In the latest anti-terrorist operation, the police and the army killed three terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)/ the Resistance Front (TRF) in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, on October 12. ''Identification being ascertained. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered,'' said Kashmir Zone Police. Earlier, five Indian soldiers died in the Poonch district in the state during an anti-terrorist operation on… read-more
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Two government school teachers including a lady were killed by terrorists in the old city Safa Kadal district of Srinagar on October 7. Reportedly, three civilians were shot dead within 48 hours in Srinagar and Bandipora. According to the police, these terrorists opened fire at Satinder Kaur and Deepak Chand and were declared dead after the victims were sent to SKIMS, a super-specialty hospital.
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Pakistan is home for at least 12 groups recognized as foreign terrorist organisations, said a US Congressional Research Service report. Five of these have been recognized as 'India-centric,' such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-i-Mohammed. Reffering to Pakistan, CRS said, ''It continued to serve as a safe havens for...terrorist group.'' The report also cluded that Pakistan ''didn't take sufficient action to stop certain terrorist groups'' from… read-more
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addressed the UNSC on August 19 and stated that Pakistan-based terrorist groups are operating with "impunity and encouragement". He also indicated the "heightened activities" of the outlawed Haqqani network. For the events in Afghanistan, Jaishankar said, "They have naturally enhanced global concerns about their implications for both regional and international security. We must never countenance… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
After capturing Kandahar, the Taliban has now seized the fourth largest city of Afghanistan namely Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balk province. Furthermore, the group is looking for the capture of two major cities that include Kabul and Jalalabad. However, it already controls ''about 20 of Afghanistan's 30 provinces''. ''Remobilizing the Afghan security and defense forces is our top priority,'' said Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.
Following the meeting of world leaders on August 10 and 12 in Qatar's Doha decided not to recognize the Taliban government if it came into power using weapons and military power. During the meeting, the US, China, Uzbekistan, UK, Pakistan, UN, India, Germany, and others warned the Taliban asking to resolve the issue through political settlements. They also expressed ''grave concern'' over civilian casualties and violations of human rights.… read-more
Courtesy: The Times of India
Following the US decision to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan in 2020, the Taliban captured Afghanistan's second-biggest city Kandahar and also the third-largest city Herat on August 12. Reportedly, at least 12 out of 34 administrative centers of Afghan provinces were seized. Meanwhile, the United States has decided to deploy 3,000 troops in Afghanistan to evacuate the US Embassy in Kabul.
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