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Security forces killed two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists who hid in a building after a failed attempt to attack a CRPF camp, ending a 32-hour gunbattle in downtown Srinagar on Tuesday. The security operation to flush out the terrorists from the under-construction building in Karan Nagar in the heart of the city was carried out by a Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Central Reserve Police Force, a police official said. The army was not involved in the operation. Here are top 10 developments 1. On Saturday, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists attacked the residential quarter inside the Army camp at Sunjuwan in Jammu, killing seven people and injuring 10. Among the slain were six soldiers, including two junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and father of one of the slain soldiers. Three heavily-armed JeM terrorists were killed in the retaliatory action by the Army. 2. Tributes paid to slain Army personnel in Jammu On Tuesday, tributes were paid to the five Army men who lost their lives in a terror attack on Sunjuwan Military camp. Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, ministers Abdul Haq Khan and Choudhary Zulfkar, state BJP president and MLA Sat Sharma, among others, were present in the ceremony. Senior Army and police officials including General Officer Commanding of Rising Star Corps Lt. Gen Y V K Mohan also laid wreaths on the bodies of the Army men. JCO Madan Lal Choudhary (50) of Kathua was cremated with full military honours at his village yesterday, while the body of Havaldar Rakesh Chandra of Pauri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand was recovered from the scene of the gunfight last night. 3. Thousands attend funeral of soldiers Hundreds of people including women and children on Tuesday thronged Tral’s Reshipora village to mourn the killing of an army soldier and his father in the militant attack on Jammu’s Sunjwan military station. Bodies of Lance Naik Muhammad Iqbal Sheikh and his father Ghulam Mohiuddin reached the village on Tuesday afternoon. Iqbal, 32, who had served the Army for 12 years, married Shabnama two years ago. Their son is 18 months old. 4. Defence ministry clears Rs 160 billion rifle purchase Two days after yet another deadly terrorist strike in Jammu claimed six Indian lives, Ministry of Defence, headed by Nirmala Sitharaman, cleared the capital purchase of assault rifles, sniper rifles and light machine guns worth about Rs 159.35 billion ($2.5 billion). Approval was accorded for procuring 740,000 assault rifles for an estimated cost of Rs 122.80 billion ($1.91 billion). Over the preceding decade, the defence ministry has gone through several long-running acquisition processes for small arms – which include assault rifles, carbines and light machine guns – but cancelled them all, most recently last year. ALSO READ: In the wake of Jammu terror strike, MoD clears Rs 160 bn rifle procurement 5. Restrictions imposed in Srinagar In wake of the security operation underway in Karan Nagar, authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar. Restrictions have been imposed in eight police station areas as a precautionary measure, the official said. He said curbs, under Section 144 of the CrPc, have been imposed in Nowhatta, Rainawari, Khanyar, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Kralkhud, Shaheedgunj and Karan Nagar police station areas. 6.
Twitter expresses anger #JammuTerrorAttack Terrsts been targetting residential qtr after storming in campuses. Either we r unable to assess threat properly or some weakness being exploited. Need for critical analysis by SFs in finding innovative unconventional means on grnd. Veterans can share when reqd. #JammuTerrorAttack please clean comb the system for traitors and pak sympathisers. Just 4 terrorists are giving us a trying time is not a trivial matter. 1. PDP says “talks” with Pakistan. 2. BJP Defence Minister says "Pakistan will pay the price". While our soldiers pay with their blood for BJP/ PDP’s opportunistic alliance and non-existent Kashmir policy; Modi Ji dithers.
Twitter expresses anger
#JammuTerrorAttack Terrsts been targetting residential qtr after storming in campuses. Either we r unable to assess threat properly or some weakness being exploited. Need for critical analysis by SFs in finding innovative unconventional means on grnd. Veterans can share when reqd.— Bhola Nath, IG (Retd) (@BholaNath_BSF) February 10, 2018
#JammuTerrorAttack please clean comb the system for traitors and pak sympathisers. Just 4 terrorists are giving us a trying time is not a trivial matter.— Roopamenon (@tnBhajpa) February 10, 2018
1. PDP says “talks” with Pakistan. 2. BJP Defence Minister says "Pakistan will pay the price". While our soldiers pay with their blood for BJP/ PDP’s opportunistic alliance and non-existent Kashmir policy; Modi Ji dithers.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 13, 2018