Following civilian killings, J&K police gunned down 13 terrorists in 9 encounters

New Delhi, Oct 16: The Jammu and Kashmir has killed 13 terrorists since the killing of civilians in the Valley. The police said that the 13 terrorists were killed in 9 encounters.

The police said that following the killing of civilians, 3 out of the 5 terrorists of Srinagar city were killed in less than 24 hours.

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Top JeM commander gunned down by security forces in Valley 

New Delhi, Oct 13: A top commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad Sham Sofi was killed in an encounter today with security forces in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. 

The forces acted on specific inputs about the presence of Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists in the Tilwani Mohalla Waggad in the Tral area. Following this the security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, police officials said. 

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Pak terrorist arrested by Delhi cops played a role in Delhi HC blast, Jammu bus stand attack

New Delhi, Oct 13: The Pakistani terrorist arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police had carried out a reconnaissance of the Delhi High Court in 2011. It may be recalled that during the same year, blasts took place outside the HC in which 11 people were killed.

The police said that Mohammad Ashraf alias Ali was living in Delhi as an Indian national with the name Ali Ahmed Noori. Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Deputy Commissioner (Special Cell) said that his team had recently received inputs that a Pakistani national, who lived in east Delhi was impersonating as an Indian citizen. He was then traced to Laxmi Nagar and later arrested.

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Terror in the Valley and the Kabul connect

New Delhi, Oct 13: The recent killings of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir has created panic among the residents. There are multiple agencies now on the ground tracking down these faceless terrorists who have unleashed a reign of terror in the Valley.

When the Taliban took over Afghanistan, there were questions asked as to what impact it would have in Jammu and Kashmir. While it was clear that the Taliban was not going to send its men down to fight in J&K, it was the moral aspect to the victory of the outfit which became the problem.

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Breaking the chain in J&K: NIA busts TRF, ISIS modules

New Delhi, Oct 12: The National Investigation Agency has conducted multiple raids over the past week and arrested terrorists of both the Islamic State as well as The Resistance Front.

In addition to this scores of terror sympathisers have been detained in Jammu and Kashmir, following the killing of civilians. The killings were claimed by a little known terror group The Resistance Front which is affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

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Recent killings in J&K aimed at a grand revival of the Al-Badr

New Delhi, Oct 09: The recent spate of killings in Kashmir have been claimed by a little known outfit called The Resistance Force, an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. With Pakistan facing the heat at the world stage for openly using outfits such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad in Jammu and Kashmir the strategy now is to create new terror groups in a big to avoid the heat.

However in the Kashmir context the recent killings of non-Muslim civilians is also aimed at something very big. First and foremost, the intention is to create fear in the minds of the people. These killings are also aimed at enhancing the local recruitment process and more importantly the revival of the terror group Al-Badr.

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Security review in J&K is message to Pak not to use Taliban win in Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 11: While the Taliban has said it would be different compared to its earlier version, there seems to be no assurance that the group would severe all ties with terrorist groups.

Indian security agencies have flagged concerns that the Taliban’s close proximity with the Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Tayiba would have an impact on the security situation in India. In the backdrop of this, the Indian government is reviewing the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah continues to review the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. This comes in the wake of the Intelligence Bureau stating that the Taliban win in Afghanistan would give a morale boost to foreign terrorist organisations looking to enhance operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Kerala man who migrated to Kashmir for Hijrah charged by NIA in ISIS module case 

New Delhi, Sep 09: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against three persons in connection with the Kerala Islamic State case. The three accused to be chargesheeted are Mohammad Ameen, Mushab Anwar and Rahees Rasheed.

The NIA had registered a suo-motu case against 7 persons pertaining to the terror activities of one Mohammad Ameen and his associates.They had been running various ISIS propaganda channels on different social media platforms including Hoop, Telegram and Instagram. The channels were being run with an intention of propagating violent Jihad ideology of the ISIS and radicalising and recruiting new members for the outfit.

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Taliban takeover: Indian agencies expect more aggressive strategy by Pak terror groups in J&K

New Delhi, Sep 07: Russian Ambassador, Nikolay Kudashev said in the backdrop of the Taliban takeover that terrorism emanating from Afghanistan could spread to Russian territory or Kashmir.

Speaking to reporters during an interaction at the Russian embassy, he said that as far as the phenomenon of terror is concerned, India and Russia share concerns. There is a danger of terror being spread to the Russian territory or to Kashmir, he also said.

In Kashmir there has been talk stating that the Taliban are coming.

Security agencies have been raising concerns over the developments in Afghanistan. The Jaish-e-Mohammad and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba are close to the Taliban. They have watched each other’s back for long. Indian agencies say that the Taliban is likely to provide a safe haven for these terror groups and they could launch future attacks in India from Kabul.

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Can India trust Taliban on its no interference in Kashmir assurance

New Delhi, Sep 02: India would assess the statement made by the Al-Qaeda on Kashmir especially in the wake of the Taliban taking over Afghanistan. The statement by the Al-Qaeda does not restrict itself to Kashmir alone, but also makes a mention of liberating Somalia, Yemen, Palestine, Levant and Maghreb.

While the relationship between the Taliban and Al-Qaeda dates back to the 1980s, the world would keep a close watch on whether the former would keep up its commitment not to let Afghan soil be used for any terrorist activity.

The Taliban has been critical of the Islamic State, when it began operating on Afghan soil. However it has remained mum on the Al-Qaeda and this security watchers say is due to the strong bond that Mullah Omar shared with Osama bin Laden.

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