Militants strike at security vehicle near IAF station in Pulwama

Militants on Tuesday fired at a vehicle of the security forces near the Indian Air Force station in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “There was a brief exchange of fire near Malangpora Air Force station after security forces retaliated,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police said. The area has since been cordoned off for searches. Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported: “At around 1800hrs, terrorists fired bullets and lobbed grenades at Malangpora water point outside Awantipora Air Force station. The firing was retaliated by Defence Security Corps (DSC) guards. The terrorists ran…

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Multiple funerals for Jaish militants in Pulwama

16-yr-old Fardeen’s video recorded before attack on CRPF camp goes viral Manzoor wanted his property to be distributed among his kin Multiple funeral prayers were held for two Jaish militants Manzoor Ahmad Baba and 16-year-old Fardeen Ahmad Khanday, who were killed in fidayeen attack on CRPF camp at Lethpora in Pulwama district yesterday, at their native places in south Kashmir on Monday. Manzoor, 19, son of late Ali Mohammad Baba, was laid to rest in his native village of Drabgam in Pulwama this afternoon. Despite restrictions, thousands of people participated…

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Grenade attack on parlour in Pulwama two girls injured

Two girls suffered minor injuries after militants lobbed a grenade towards a beauty parlour near Shaheed Park in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district this afternoon. The police said the attack took place around 3.45 pm and was aimed at Rani Beauty Parlour. The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the district said a girl identified as Shubeena was brought to the Pulwama District Hospital with a minor injury on her arm. The CMO said she was discharged after treatment. Confirming the incident, Pulwama Senior Superintendent of Police Mohammad Aslam Choudhary said the…

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Protests in Tral, Pulwama against killing of Rohingya Muslims

Hundreds of people Monday lodged a protest in Tral town of Pulwama district against the killings of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. After the culmination of Zuhur (noon prayers) at Khankah-e-Faiz Panah Tral here, hundreds of people including children assembled at main Aabghar chowk and held anti-Myanmar demonstrations seeking justice for Muslims who are facing persecution by Myanmar military. People from all walks of life while condemning the killing of innocent civilians, children and women by Myanmar military joined the protests. The protesters shouted slogans in favour of Turkish government which…

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Nocturnal raids in Pulwama, Youth beaten to pulp, Nightlong protests rock Tral

A youth was critically injured after army allegedly tortured him in custody in Tral area of Pulwama district on Sunday. Sheikh Murtaza Bashir, 29, according to his family members, was called to 42RR camp in Nader village of Tral to collect his identity card taken by army following stone-pelting protest yesterday. A witness said the incident had occurred in village Batagund, where soldiers allegedly snatched the identity proofs of many youth. “The youth were asked to collect the IDs from the 42 RR camp,” he said. “After Murtaza went there…

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Scores of Bikes & Cars seized by police in Pulwama ahead of Burhan Anniversary

Police on Thursday seized about 50 bikes and cars in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district ahead of first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani. Police along with SOG had laid nakas at several key points leading to main town Pulwama. They check points were set up at Shopian road near jail complex Pulwama, Tahab circle road, Pinglina near petrol pump, and at Neva road near degree college Pulwama, where SOG personnel were checking documents of vehicles coming from different areas of Puwama. “It is a fact that our district…

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Civilian injured in Army firing in Pulwama

A civilian was injured after army men allegedly opened fire in Drabgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday. The injured civilian, identified as Altaf Ahmad Zargar of Aglar village, was taken to a local hospital for treatment where from he was referred to Srinagar hospital for specialized treatment. According to local residents, some army men were travelling in a Tata mobile pickup truck and while passing through the village opened fire at Zargar without any provocation. However, police officials claimed that the incident occurred when army personnel, who…

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Man shot dead in Pulwama, Militants offer gun salute

Clashes in Anantnag for second day A 45-year-old man was found dead with multiple bullet wounds on his body on Friday in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. SP Pulwama, Muhammad Aslam, said body was found lying on the banks of RomshiNallah, on outskirts of Newa village in Pulwama district. The slain was identified as Muhammad Yousuf Lone son of Sanaullah Lone of Gadoora village of Pulwama. Sources, close to the family, told Kashmir Post that Lone left his house late Thursday evening after receiving a phone call and did not return…

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Epicentre of new militancy : Pulwama

In south Kashmir’s Pulwama, a semi-urban district that borders Srinagar’s south-west edge, a new generation of militants backed by sympathetic locals is quickly eroding the long-held influence of the ruling party and engaging security forces in a gruelling fight. The district has emerged as the epicentre of Kashmir’s new war which is spearheaded by groups of young militants, who have overshadowed the traditional separatists and are backed by the never-ending crowds of stone-throwing protesters. The new generation of militants has flourished in this district mainly because of the unprecedented support…

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Gunmen loot 2 banks in 2 hours in Pulwama

Unidentified gunmen on Wednesday looted cash from two banks within a span of two hours in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district which has been witnessing attacks on financial institutions for the past three consecutive days, police said. A police official said three masked gunmen entered Wahibug branch of Ellaquai Dehati Bank at about 1:30 pm and looted Rs five lakh on gunpoint. “After collecting the cash, they (gunmen) managed to escape from the spot,” he said. Soon after the incident, police and army reached the spot and questioned the employees and…

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