New Delhi, Nov 25: In Jammu and Kashmir this year until November 23 as many as 148 terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces. Of this, 127 were locals, data by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) shows.
Further the data also shows that of the 199 active terrorists in the Valley, 110 are locals and 89 are foreigners. 97 of the active terrorists were recruited into The Resistance Front this year. The TRF, an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had claimed responsibility for the killings of the civilians this year.
New Delhi, Nov 01: The National Investigation Agency has arrested 2 more accused persons in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir terror conspiracy case.
The duo who have been arrested are Ahmad Wani a resident of Srinagar and Umar Bhat who hails from Spore. The case relates to the conspiracy for undertaking violent acts of terrorist acts in J&K and other cities by the operatives of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Hizbul Mujahideen, Al-Badr and their affiliates such as The Resistance Front, People Against Fascist Forces among others.
NEW DELHI—Eleven civilians have lost their lives in a fresh wave of targeted killings in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir since Oct. 5, causing the Indian administration and military to go on high alert in a region that shares a border with Pakistan.
The targeted killings of seven unsuspecting individuals from the Hindu minority community and four of the majority Muslim community include people from within Kashmir and also five migrant workers from other parts of India. They were carried out by young men, including first-time shooters in mostly a hit-and-run style.
Experts said the fresh wave of killings is suspected to be the work of a new local militant group called The Resistance Front (TRF), which is backed by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). It is said to be unique in several ways and is aimed at creating a narrative war supporting further unrest, violence, and alienation and at leading to Muslim exclusivity for the region.
New Delhi, Oct 12: As part of its massive crackdown against terrorists and their sympathisers in the aftermath of the civilian killings, the National Investigation Agency conducted raids at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir.
The raids that were conducted at Chattabal, Chanapora and Solina are aimed at cracking down on the Overground Workers of terror groups. While The Resistance Front has claimed responsibility for the killings, the NIA is also looking into the roles of the operatives part of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and Al-Badr.
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.
New Delhi, Oct 11: One terrorist was gunned down at Gundjahangir in the Hajin area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district today.
The terrorist was gunned down in an encounter that took place on Monday morning. The slain terrorist has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar. He was part of The Resistance Front and was involved in the recent killing of civilians at Shahgund in Bandipore.
New Delhi, Oct 11: Following the killing of six civilians, the National Investigation Agency raided multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir. The agency has also arrested two terrorists of The Resistance Front, which had claimed responsibility for the killings.
The raids were conducted with the Jammu and Kashmir police and the CRPF officials at seven locations in Kulgam, Srinagar and Baramulla. The case was first registered following the recovery of an IED from a Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist in Jammu. He had planned on indulging in acts of terror. The case was later taken over by the NIA and three operatives of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba were arrested.
New Delhi, Oct 07: The daughter of slain Kashmiri Pandit Makhan Lal Bindroo has challenged the terrorists who killed her father to face her.
Dr. Samriddhi Bindro said that she would not shed a tear and dared the terrorists who killed her father to come in front of her. You can kill one person, but you cannot kill the spirit of Makhan Lal, she said.
The mister who shot my father dead while he was working should have a face to face debate with us.
Then we will see what you are and you will not be able to utter a word, she also said.
New Delhi, Oct 06: In a horrific incident, terrorists of The Resistance Front killed three civilians including a prominent chemist in Jammu and Kashmir.
In the first incident, terrorists fired at a chemist, M L Bindro at the Iqbal Park area of Srinagar. He succumbed on the way to hospital. The incident took place at around 7 pm.
Releasing a statement after the attacks, spokesperson for The Resistance Front, Umar Wani said that the group had carried out three targeted attacks in North Kashmir. He said that Bindro was killed because he was an RSS worker.
New Delhi, Sep 22: On Tuesday, the National Investigation Agency conducted raids at 8 locations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, Baramulla, Kulgam, Srinagar, Doda and Kishtwar Districts.
The NIA said that the probe revealed that Pakistan based handlers of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba and their associates based in Jammu and Kashmir are planning terrorist activities. It further said that they were planning on using the pseudo-acronym The Resistance Front so as to maintain plausible deniability.