February 2022 News

News Briefs for 20 February 2022

2 Army Personnel, LeT Militant Killed In Gunfight In Shopian

Srinagar 19 Feb: In the first incident of Army personnel dying in a gunfight with militants in Kashmir this year, a senior police officer claimed on Saturday that two soldiers and a LeT militant were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir's volatile Shopian region. 'The encounter took place after a joint search operation was launched Friday night in Chermarg in Zainpora of Shopian based on a specific intelligence input of the police about the presence of a militant there,' Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) Vijay Kumar was quoted by PTI in its report.

NIA Conducts Multiple Raids In Terrorism Conspiracy Case

Srinagar 19 Feb: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday conducted searches at multiple locations in Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan in connection with a terrorism conspiracy case, its spokesperson said. Twenty-eight accused have been arrested in the case so far, the spokesperson said.