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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Facts About Lashkar-e-Toiba : 'Army of the Pure'

Formation
Formed in 1990 in the Kunar province of Afghanistan, the Lashkar-e-Toiba (also known as Jama’at-ud-Da’awa) is based in Muridke near Lahore in Pakistan and is headed by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.
Its first presence in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was recorded in 1993 when 12 Pakistani and Afghan mercenaries infiltrated across the Line of Control (LoC) in tandem with the Islami Inquilabi Mahaz, a terrorist outfit then active in the Poonch district of J&K.

1. Proscription

The LeT is outlawed in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
It was included in the Terrorist Exclusion List by the US Government on December 5, 2001. The US administration designated the Lashkar-e-Toiba as a FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization) on December 26, 2001. It is also a banned organization in Britain since March 30, 2001.
The group was proscribed by the United Nations in May 2005.
The military regime of Gen. Pervez Musharraf banned the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Pakistan on January 12, 2002.

2. Objectives/Ideology

The LeT’s professed ideology goes beyond merely challenging India's sovereignty over the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Lashkar's ‘agenda’, as outlined in a pamphlet titled Why are we waging jihad includes the restoration of Islamic rule over all parts of India. Further, the outfit seeks to bring about a union of all Muslim majority regions in countries that surround Pakistan. Towards that end, it is active in J&K, Chechnya and other parts of Central Asia.
Hafiz Saeed, a scholar of Islam, has said that the purpose of Jihad is to carry out a sustained struggle for the dominance of Islam in the entire world and to eliminate the evil forces and the ignorant. He considers India, Israel and US to be his prime enemies and has threatened to launch Fidayeen (suicide squad) attacks on American interests too.
The Lashkar-e-Toiba does not believe in democracy and nationalism. According to its ideology, it is the duty of every 'Momin' to protect and defend the interests of Muslims all over the world where Muslims are under the rule of non-Muslim in the democratic system. It has, thus chosen the path of Jihad as the suited means to achieve its goal. Cadres are drawn from the Wahabi school of thought.
Jihad, Hafiz Saeed said during the All Pakistan Ulema Convention held on July 17, 2003, at Lahore, is the only way Pakistan can move towards dignity and prosperity.
The LeT has consistently advocated the use of force and vowed that it would plant the 'flag of Islam' in Washington, Tel Aviv and New Delhi.

3. Leadership and Command Structure

The outfit’s headquarters (200 acres) is located at Muridke, 30 kms from Lahore, which was built with contributions and donations from the Middle East, with Saudi Arabia being the biggest benefactor.

The headquarters houses a Madrassa (seminary), a hospital, a market, a large residential area for ‘scholars’ and faculty members, a fish farm and agricultural tracts. The LeT also reportedly operates 16 Islamic institutions, 135 secondary schools, an ambulance service, mobile clinics, blood banks and several seminaries across Pakistan.

LeT publishes its views and opinion through its Website (http://www.jamatuddawa.org/), an Urdu monthly journal, Al-Dawa, which has a circulation of 80,000, and an Urdu weekly, Gazwa. It also publishes Voice of Islam, an English monthly, and Al-Rabat - monthly in Arabic, Mujala-e-Tulba - Urdu monthly for students, Jehad Times - Urdu Weekly.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is the Amir (chief) of Lashkar-e-Toiba. While Yahiya Mujahid serves as the spokesman of the outfit, Maulana Abdul Wahid is one of the senior leaders. Abdullah Muntazer is the ‘Spokesman for International Media’ and editor of the outfit’s Website. Saeed’s son Talha reportedly looks after the LeT activity at its base camp in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Saeed’s son-in-law, Khalid Waleed, is reportedly part of the LeT office in Lahore.
According to a November 2005 report of Rediff, the LeT leadership consisted of: Hafiz Mohammed Saeed (Supreme Commander); Zia-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi alias Chachaji (Supreme Commander, Kashmir); A. B. Rahman-Ur-Dakhil (Deputy Supreme Commander); Abdullah Shehzad alias Abu Anas alias Shamas (Chief Operations Commander, Valley); Abdul Hassan alias MY (Central Division Commander); Kari Saif-Ul-Rahman (North Division Commander); Kari Saif-Ul-Islam (Deputy Commander); Masood alias Mahmood (Area Commander, Sopore); Hyder-e-Krar alias CI (Deputy Commander, Bandipora); Usman Bhai alias Saif-Ul-Islam (Deputy Commander, Lolab); Abdul Nawaz (Deputy Commander, Sogam); Abu Rafi (Deputy Divisional Commander, Baramulla); Abdul Nawaz (Deputy Commander, Handwara); Abu Museb alias Saifulla (Deputy Commander, Budgam);
Its cadres are organised at district levels with ‘district commanders’ in charge. Within Pakistan, the outfit has a network of training camps and branch offices, which undertake recruitment and collection of finances.

It comprises cadres mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan and a sprinkling of militants from Sudan, Bahrain, Central Asia, Turkey and Libya. Funded, armed and trained by the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISl, the external intelligence agency of Pakistan), it has presently a little over 750 cadres (this number keeps changing) in Jammu and Kashmir (a vast majority of the foreign mercenaries operating in the Valley).

The policy making apex body consists of Amir (chief), Naib Amir (deputy chief) Finance chief etc. At the field level, it has Chief Commander, Divisional Commander, District Commander, Battalion Commander and down below on army pattern.

4. Area of Operation

While the primary area of operations of the Lashkar-e-Toiba is Jammu and Kashmir, the outfit has carried out attacks in other parts of India, including in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Kolkata, Gujarat, etc. It reportedly has cells in many cities/towns outside Jammu and Kashmir.

The LeT has been able to network with several Islamist extremist organizations across India, especially in J&K, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat. LeT is actively engaged in subversive activities in the States of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Bihar, Hyderabad, Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh at the instance of ISI to expand the frontier of violence outside J&K by subverting fringe elements. Of all the Pakistan-based terrorist groups, the LeT is the only group with support bases across India.

The Lashkar-e-Toiba has training camps spread across Pakistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). Its camps, recruitment centres/offices are spread across the length and breadth of Pakistan and PoK in Muzaffarabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi, Multan, Quetta, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gilgit (in the Northern Area of PoK), etc. LeT reportedly has 2,200 offices across Pakistan.

The LeT allegedly carried out the terrorist attack at the Indian Institute of Science campus in Bangalore on December 28, 2005, in which one person was killed; Earlier, on October 29, 2005, it engineered the serial explosions in New Delhi killing at least 62 persons; It is also suspected to have carried out the Varanasi attack on March 7, 2006 in which 21 civilians died and 62 others were injured; Three suspected LeT terrorists were shot dead during an abortive attempt to storm the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu organization, at Nagpur in Maharashtra on June 1, 2006; The LeT, according to Mumbai Police, carried out the 7/11 serial bombings in Mumbai in which at least 200 people were killed.

Arrests made during March-April 2004 near Baghdad brought to light links between the LeT and Islamist groups fighting the United States military in Iraq. In March - and possibly even earlier - United States forces detained Pakistani national Dilshad Ahmad and four others in Baghdad. Ahmad, a long-time Lashkar operative from the Bahawalpur area of the province of Punjab in Pakistan, had played a key role in the Lashkar's trans-Line of Control (LoC) operations, serving between 1997 and 2001 as the organisation's commander for the forward camps from where infiltrating groups of terrorists are launched into Jammu and Kashmir with Pakistani military support. Ahmad is believed to have made at least six secret visits to Lashkar groups operating in J&K during this period.

5. Training and Operational Strategies

The outfit provides training to both militant cadres and the Ulema (religious scholars). Its militant cadres are given two months training in the handling of AK series rifles, LMGs, pistols, rocket launchers and hand grenades. It also provides a 21-day training programme called Daura-e-Aam and a three months specialized training programme called Daura-e-Khas.

The Ulema are provided with a 42-days course. At the time of induction, the young recruits are made to go through a fresher course called Bait-ur-Rizwan.

Lashkar-e-Toiba is credited for having initiated the strategy of Fidayeen (suicide squad) attacks in J&K. It has formed two sub-groups called 'Jaan-e-Fidai' and 'Ibn-e-Tayamiah'. While the first group consists of highly motivated terrorists, the second comprises terrorists suffering from incurable diseases.

Compared to other terrorist outfits in J&K, the LeT has commanded significant attention primarily due to two reasons. First, for its well planned and executed attacks on security force (SF) targets and secondly, for the massacres of non-Muslim civilians. After the Kargil war of May-July 1999, (when Pakistani troops and mercenaries, including those of the Lashkar, were forced to withdraw from peaks on the Indian side of the Line of Control - LoC), the outfit launched its Fidayeen strategy whereby small groups (2-5 members) of Lashkar cadres would storm a security force camp or base. In another frequently used strategy, groups of Lashkar cadres, dressed in SF fatigues, would arrive at remote hill villages, round up Hindu or Sikh civilians, and massacre them. These two strategies have been designed to achieve maximum publicity and extract public allegiance, mainly out of fear. On December 8, 2001, two LeT suicide squad cadres managed to penetrate inside a SF convoy and opened fire killing one soldier. They were able to generate adequate confusion to escape from the convoy after the attack but were later killed in an encounter with another SF unit.

6. Links


It is closely linked to the Inter-Services Intelligence, the Taliban and al Qaeda.
India’s National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan said on August 11, 2006, that the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba is part of the "al Qaeda compact" and is "as big as and omnipotent" as the international terror network. "The Lashkar today has emerged as a very major force. It has connectivity with west Asia, Europe....Actually there was an LeT module broken in Virginia and some people were picked up. It is as big as and omnipotent as al Qaeda in every sense of the term," he told a private news channel. Asked how significant the al Qaeda connection was in India, Narayanan said LeT was the "most visible manifestation" of the al Qaeda in India.

LeT has an extensive network that run across Pakistan and India with branches in Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Bangladesh and South East Asia.

The outfit collects donations from the Pakistani community in the Persian Gulf and United Kingdom, Islamic Non-Governmental Organisations, and Pakistani and Kashmiri businessmen. It receives considerable financial, material and other forms of assistance from the Pakistan government, routed primarily through the ISI. The ISI is the main source of LeT's funding. Saudi Arabia also provides funds.
The LeT maintains ties to various religious/military groups around the world, ranging from the Philippines to the Middle East and Chechnya primarily through the al Qaeda fraternal network.

The LeT has also been part of the Bosnian campaign against the Serbs.
It has allegedly set up sleeper cells in the U.S. and Australia, trained terrorists from other countries and has entered new theatres of Jihad like Iraq.
The group has links with many international Islamist terrorist groups like the Ikhwan-ul-Musalmeen of Egypt and other Arab groups.

LeT has a unit in Germany and also receives help from the Al Muhajiraun, supporter of Sharia Group, (Abu Hamza Masari- of Mosque Finsbury Park, North London) and its annual convention is regularly attended by fraternal bodies in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman, Kosovo, Bangladesh, Myanmar, USA, Palestine, Bosnia, Philippines, Jordan, Chechnya, etc.

It also has links with the International Sikh Youth Federation (Lakhbir Singh Rode).

7. Links

The outfit collects donations from the Pakistani community in the Persian Gulf and United Kingdom, Islamic Non-Governmental Organisations, and Pakistani and Kashmiri businessmen. It receives considerable financial, material and other forms of assistance from the Pakistan government, routed primarily through the ISI. The ISI is the main source of LeT's funding. Funds also come from some sources in Saudi Arabia.

Finances are also generated through Hawala transaction and through infiltrating groups and other conduits.

According to Mohammad Omar Rana, the expenditure on its militia alone is around 35 crores of rupees per annum.

8. Weaponry

AK series rifles, LMG/HMG's, Hand Grenades, Rockets, Pistols, Mortars, Anti-tank mines, Anti personnel mines, Anti Aircraft Gun, Remote Control Device, explosive devices and sophisticated communication system.

Incidents involving Lashkar-e-Toiba


2008

• December 14: British Prime Minister Gordon Brown blamed the outlawed LeT for the Mumbai terrorist attacks. Addressing a press conference at the President’s House in Islamabad after talks with President Asif Ali Zardari, he urged Pakistan to provide British investigators access to people detained during a crackdown on JuD, including its chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed. Brown had said that British Police wanted to question the suspects because at least three UK nationals were among the people killed in Mumbai.
There is no evidence that the JuD is engaged in acts of violence, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said. "If there is evidence (of terrorist activities) we will take action," Qureshi said on a trip to Paris for a meeting of senior envoys from Afghanistan, its neighbours and other world powers to discuss the war-torn country’s future.
The ISI, Pakistan external intelligence agency, has no links with the banned LeT, President Asif Ali Zardari said in a Newsweek interview. Asked if the ISI had shared intelligence with the LeT on Kashmir, Zardari said it was "something [that happened] in the old days when dictators used to run the country. Maybe before 9/11, that may have been a position. [But] since then, things have changed to a great extent". He said the group had now been banned in Pakistan, but such groups "keep re-emerging in different forms". "Whenever there is actionable intelligence, we move in before anyone else does," he said.
• December 12: Police shut down offices of the JuD and arrested scores of operatives as it continued a crackdown against the banned group.
Islamabad Police sealed three offices of the JuD. One was near Masjid Quba in the I-8 Markaz and another in Street 35 in G-6/4, Chief Commissioner Kamran Lashari said. However, no arrests were made. Officials said the group had abandoned its G-6 office before the Police raid. Later in the day, Police sealed another office located on Korri Road near Shahzad Town, and arrested six suspected operatives.
In the NWFP, JuD officials in Peshawar said Police had arrested 150 operatives in a province-wide operation and sealed 46 offices. But over 181 activists were arrested and 46 offices sealed across the Frontier on December 11. Many workers have reportedly gone underground. Police closed the Da’awa headquarters at Peshawar’s Fawara Chowk late on December 11. However, no arrests were made. The Frontier Police also closed down offices of the banned Al Akhtar Trust and Al Rashid Trust in the Saddar, Hashtnagri, Gulbahar and Yakatoot areas of the city and in the rest of the province. JuD spokesman Attiq-ur-Rehman Chohan told reporters outside the sealed office at Fawara Chowk in Peshawar that workers were arrested from offices in Mardan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Malakand, Swabi and other Districts of NWFP. He claimed the crackdown would deprive over 400,000 people displaced by the military operation in Bajuar Agency of food, medicines and other items.
Police raided an office, two schools and a religious seminary run by the JuD in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), and placed its leader Abdul Aziz Alvi under house arrest.
In Rawalpindi, security agencies sealed five offices in Satellite Town, Kashmari Bazaar, Benazir Bhutto Road, Pindora and Tench Bhatta. Police sources said no arrests were made from these locations.
In Lahore, divisional superintendents of Police took surety bonds from the JuD operatives. Multan Police sealed a Jama’at-ud-Da’awa office at Rasheedabad Chowk, and a school and a dispensary on Tareen Road in a midnight operation. Police also sealed the group’s offices in south Punjab cities of Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Rajanpur, Arifwala, Bahawalnagar, Khanewal, and arrested one operative each from Arifwala and Rajanpur.
In the Sindh province, officials said they had arrested 11 JuD operatives and sealed six offices and six seminaries, but the group’s officials claimed 100 operatives had been detained 35 offices sealed. "Seven of the men and two of the seminaries belonged to Karachi," said Sindh Special Secretary Collin Kamran Dost
In Balochistan, Police sealed a JuD office and a library on New Zarghoon Road in capital Quetta. However, no arrests were made.
The Interior Ministry had issued detention orders for JuD chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed and other leaders like Ameer Hamza, Yahya Mujahid and Abu Umer Qazi. Saeed has been put under house arrest. The name of a second detained leader could not be confirmed. Police continued to search for the other two.
Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar said Pakistan had launched a crackdown on the JuD to avoid being declared a ‘terrorist state’ by the United Nations. "Had the action not been taken, the UN would have declared Pakistan as a ‘terrorist state’ and imposed economic sanctions… We were left with no option but to take action against JuD," he told reporters at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Rawalpindi.
The Jud said it would mount a legal challenge to the decision to close it down after the United Nations listed it as a terrorist organisation. Mohammad Talha Saeed, son of the LeT chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, condemned the ban, while claiming that the Jud was engaged in relief work. "Dawa was doing welfare work across Pakistan, but the relief work has been stopped," he told a congregation during Friday prayers at a mosque run by the organisation in Lahore. According to him, "There is no moral or legal justification for this action." Later he told that the group would "go to competent courts for our rights" and would resort to the International Court of Justice if necessary.
• December 11: The Jama’at-ud-Da’awa (front outfit for LeT) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed was placed under house arrest for three months as the countrywide crackdown on the organisation continued.
Police sealed Qudsia Mosque, the headquarters of Jama’at-ud-Da’awa in Chauburji Chowk, and 18 other offices throughout Punjab province. Five offices were sealed in Sialkot. 25 members of the organisation, including Ameer Hamza, Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki, Maulana Naseer Hamza, Saifullah Mansoor, Da’awa’s director of public relations, Col (retd) Nazir Ahmed, and Rajanpur District president Talib Rehman, were detained. A large number of publications of the organisation were reportedly seized. Hafiz Saeed was detained at his Johar Town residence under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance. "Police have encircled the house of Hafiz Saeed and told him he cannot leave his home. They have told him that the detention order will be formally issued shortly," his spokesman Abdullah Montazir said. A Police official said detention orders had also been issued by the Punjab home department and raids were being conducted to arrest Yahya Mujahid, Abu Umer a number of other prominent members. Sources said that an office of the organisation on Chamberlain Road, in Gawalmandi, had been sealed a few days ago. Six members of the organisation were arrested from its main relief camp on the Karakoram Highway, near Ghazikot Township, on December 10. In Rawalpindi, Police sealed the group’s local office on Circular Road.
In Peshawar, the NWFP capital, Police sealed the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa office in Fowara Chowk. However, Attiqur Rehman Chohan, the provincial spokesman for the Da’awa, told from an unspecified location that the organisation had decided to close its offices in Peshawar and other cities and suspend its activities for the time being. He said the group’s leaders were in touch with the provincial Government and major political parties and the issue would be raised in the national and provincial assemblies. The SFs also raided an office of the Da’awa in Parhana area of Mansehra District and arrested five of its activists. SFs had sealed the relief camp-cum-office a day before Eidul Azha.
The group’s office in Quetta, capital of Balochistan, was also sealed.
In Karachi, Police sealed the central office of the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa in Gulshan-i-Iqbal. City Police chief Waseem Ahmed said the office was sealed on a directive of the federal Government and efforts were being made to track down top leaders.
A spokesman for the State Bank said the central bank had frozen bank accounts of the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, its leaders and sister organisations — Al-Rashid Trust and Al-Akhtar Trust.
"Instructions have been issued to seal Jama’at-ud-Da’awa offices in all the four provinces as well as Azad Kashmir," said Interior Ministry spokesman Shahidullah Baig.
• December 10: LeT chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed and arrested ‘operations commander’ Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi were among those who met the ten terrorists involved in the multiple terrorist attacks in Mumbai on November 26, a senior Mumbai Police officer said. "Hafiz Saeed, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abu Hamza and Kahfa are the four who played a prominent role in hatching conspiracy, training the terrorists and uting the plan," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria said. Arrested terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman has said that Saeed allegedly gave motivational speeches to the group of ten terrorists while they were training in Muridke in Pakistan, Maria said. Lakhvi, presently placed under arrest by Pakistani authorities, allegedly hatched the conspiracy of carrying out the attacks in Mumbai. "Lakhvi was also present to bid farewell to ten terrorists who left on November 22 from Karachi," Maria added. Hamza and Kahfa allegedly were with the group of ten terrorists throughout their entire training which lasted about a year and a half in four locations in Pakistan, Maria stated.
A UN Security Council panel declared that Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, a Pakistan-based charity, is a front group for LeT, the terrorist group accused of orchestrating last month''s attacks that killed 195 persons in Mumbai. AP reported that the panel said Jama’at-ud-Da’awa is a front for the LeT and now subject to UN sanctions on terrorist organizations. The panel also designated four men linked to the Mumbai attacks as terrorists subject to sanctions. Designated as terrorists subject to UN sanctions were LeT chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, ‘operations commander’ Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Haji Muhammad Ashraf, its chief of finance and Mahmoud Mohammad Ahmed Bahaziq, a financier with the group. The Security Council''s al Qaeda and Taliban sanctions committee added them to its list of terrorists subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo under a council resolution adopted this year. The U.S. Treasury Department last week designated the men as terrorists and ordered any U.S. assets frozen.
Saeed denied links with the LeT. "No LeT man is in Jama’at-ud-Da’awa and I have never been a chief of LeT," he said.
The UN sanctions panel also described a number of trusts and foundations as aliases for the al-Rashid and al-Akhtar trusts, which have raised funds for Lashkar. According to the panel, the al-Rashid Trust can be equated with the al-Amin Welfare Trust, al-Amin Trust, al-Ameen Trust and al-Madina Trust. The al-Akhtar Trust aliases, the panel said, are Pakistan Relief Foundation, Azmat-e-Pakistan Trust and Azmat Pakistan Trust.
• December 9: The SFs crackdown on the LeT, which has been linked to the Mumbai terrorist attacks, will not cripple the banned organisation, a co-ordinator of the militant group has said. "We’re still well-organised and active," an unnamed LeT coordinator told. Speaking in a safe house near Lahore the paper said the militant put the organisation’s strength in the "thousands" in Pakistan. He said the group has "huge strength" and is concentrated in Pakistan’s tribal areas on the border with Afghanistan. It should not be surprising that Mohammad Ajmal Amir ‘Kasab,’ the LeT terrorist captured in India, is not a recognisable name because those who join his group are given other names, the coordinator said. "All those who join these organisations are given Arabic names," he said. "Sometimes to make them less conspicuous they’re given non-Arabic but purely Muslim names," as also in the fact that names are changed every six to eight months for the fighters. He denied that the group had to purchase recruits.
Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, said the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa could be banned on the request of the UN Security Council. Talking to the media in United Nations, Hussain Haroon said that India has approached the Security Council to get the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa outlawed while he showed Pakistan’s readiness to ban the suspected outfit if United Nations requests to Pakistan, adding that its bank accounts could also be frozen.
Pakistan has detained the LeT ‘operations commander’, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, and the JeM chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar confirmed. "Lakhvi was picked up on December 8. Azhar has also been picked up," Mukhtar told.
• December 8: SFs arrested an alleged mastermind of the Mumbai terrorist attacks during a raid on a militant camp, two officials said. Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi was among at least 15 people detained on December 7 after the raid on the camp run by the banned LeT in PoK, the officials said. "Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is under arrest. He was an operational commander of the Lashkar-e-Toiba," a senior security official told. Troops backed by a helicopter overran the camp close to Muzaffarabad, the PoK capital, briefly exchanging fire with militants there, a senior intelligence official said. He said more than 12 detainees were being questioned over any possible links to the multiple terrorist in Mumbai.
The SFs raided the offices of Jama’at-ud-Da’awa (the LeT front outfit) in Mansehra and Chakdara. The NWFP unit chief of Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, Attique Chohan, told that their charity centre called "Markaz-e-Hafsa" was raided in Mansehra by the SFs. He said some arrests of their personnel were also made and the centre and its record seized by the SFs. Another small office of the group in Chakdara in Lower Dir was also taken over by the SFs. However, he said their office in Peshawar was open. Attique Chohan said, "We are peaceful people and not involved in any act of terrorism. We are also against attacks like the one made in Mumbai."
SFs are reported to have intercepted a car just outside Rawalpindi and arrested a suspected LeT militant.
The army confirmed that it has begun an operation targeting banned organisations in the wake of the attacks in Mumbai last month, but did not name any organisation. "There have been arrests and investigations are ongoing," a statement said, adding further details would be released once preliminary investigations had been completed.
LeT chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed condemned a raid on the outfit’s camp. "The operation against Jihadi organisations in Azad Kashmir is unwarranted and we strongly condemn it… The government has shown signs of weakness by targeting Kashmiri organisations," said Saeed. "India wants to crush the independence movement of Kashmir using the Mumbai attacks as a pretext," he added.
• December 7: Security forces have reportedly launched a ‘quiet’ crackdown on activists belonging to the banned LeT, also known as Jama’at-ud-Da’awa in different parts of the country and PoK. In Muzaffarabad, capital of the PoK, a major army operation was under way in the city suburbs against a site being used by the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, which is headed by Hafiz Mohammad Saeed. Sources said that more than 20 members of the banned organisation, including ‘commander’ Zakiur Rehman Lakhwi, had been arrested.
There are reports that similar action is planned in some cities and towns of Punjab province. However, reports of the crackdown could not be confirmed from the interior ministry or the Inter-Services Public Relations. Local residents in Muzaffarabad, however, said they had seen army personnel taking control of the area along Shawai Nullah, some five kilometers northwest of Muzaffarabad, where the organisation possesses a large plot of land on which several buildings had been built. There were unconfirmed reports of an exchange of fire. In Chehla Bandi, soldiers are reported to be checking vehicles bound for the Neelum Valley. However, a Jama’at-ud-Da’awa office-bearer denied that a crackdown had been launched on his organisation in other areas.
• December 5: The LeT chief, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, has advised India to refrain from hurling baseless accusations at Pakistan and focus its attention on solving its internal problems and providing justice to minorities. Muslim states have always given equal rights and protection to minorities, yet Muslims living in secular states have been deprived of their basic human rights and justice, he said during Friday sermon at the Jamia Qadsia mosque in Lahore. Saeed said India was indulging in politics of accusations and blaming Pakistan in order to hide its internal problems. He said India was trying unsuccessfully to counter several freedom and separatist movements in a number of Indian states as reaction to the excesses of Hindu Brahmins, especially the denial of peaceful co-existence to Muslims.
• December 4: Jama’at-ud-Da’awa officials denied any links with the banned terrorist group LeT at a press briefing at their centre in Muridke, 30km from Lahore. Abdullah Muntazir, deputy spokesman for the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, said at the 75-acre complex that they wanted to refute ‘propaganda’ against them and clear their names in front of the national and international press. Yahya Mujahid, a spokesman of the group, said that although the group offered its philosophical support to militants in Kashmir, they condemned the Mumbai attacks. He added that neither the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa nor the LeT were involved in the attacks. On the status of the group’s leader, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, Muntazir stated that the government of Pakistan was "not yet so weak that it would hand over its own citizens to India."
Interior Adviser Rehman Malik denied India had provided Pakistan a list of 20 wanted suspects, saying it had asked for three suspects who do not include Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the chief of the LeT. "They gave us three names, two of them are Indian nationals – Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon – and the third is Masood Azhar, the JeM chief," Malik told in Islamabad. He said the two Indian nationals were not on Pakistani soil, and India should provide evidence against Azhar so that the "law can take its own course". To a question regarding the alleged role of LeT in terrorism in India, Malik said the organisation and its activities had already been banned in Pakistan.
• December 3: India has blamed the Pakistan-based LeT for the Mumbai attacks. Besides seeking "strong action" against "elements from Pakistan" linked to the attacks, New Delhi has asked Islamabad to hand over 20 most wanted criminals and terrorists, including LeT chief Hafiz Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, which was rejected by Pakistan.
Suspects wanted by India in the terrorist attacks on Mumbai will be tried in Pakistan if there is concrete evidence against them, President Asif Ali Zardari said. He told a television channel in an interview from Islamabad that if proof of wrongdoing surfaced, the men would be tried in Pakistani courts and sentenced. The state of Pakistan is in no way responsible for the Mumbai attacks, he said, which were the work of ‘stateless’, meaning non-state, actors. LeT, he said in answer to a question, is a banned organisation in Pakistan and all around the world. "If indeed they are involved, we would not know. Again, they are people who operate outside the system," he claimed.
• December 2: The Jama’at-ud-Da’awa (also known as Lashkar-e-Toiba [LeT]) has reportedly expressed apprehension about an Indian missile strike on its complex. "Will India attack our centre?... Are they serious" said Abu Hassaan, chief administrator at Jama’at-ud-Da’awa headquarters, known as the Markaz-e-Tayyaba. LeT chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has said that it will be unfortunate if India attacked his organisation’s headquarters in Muridke, as has been indicated in media reports, because the complex housed only educational institutions. In an interview with a TV channel, he denied that the centre contained any training facility for terrorists or jihadis and said that instead of blaming Pakistan India should focus on investigation of the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Aides of the LeT chief denied that their leader has any links to terrorists and termed Indian demands for his extradition as ‘ridiculous’. "Hafiz Saeed has never been convicted of any crime anywhere the world," Jama’at-ud-Da’awa spokesman Yahya Mujahid said. Rashid Minhas, the principal of one of Jama’at-ud-Da’awa’s schools, denounced the Mumbai attacks as un-Islamic since civilians were killed. He said, "We teach jihad because it’s part of Islam and we can’t remove it from holy Quran ... but we don’t give jihadi training."
The US Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, on December 2 blamed the LeT for the multiple terrorist attacks in Mumbai. "The same group that we believe is responsible for Mumbai had a similar attack in 2006 attack on a train and killed a similar number of people," said McConnell, speaking at Harvard University.
• November 28: SFs killed seven militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in two separate gun-battles in the Bandipora and Awantipore areas.
Official sources said that troops of Rashtriya Rifles and Bandipora Police launched a cordon-and-search operation immediately after receiving specific information regarding the presence of a heavily armed group of Pakistani militants at Gujjar Patti Shogbaba Sahib. During the search operation, an encounter occurred between the holed up militants and SFs that lasted for 15 hours. Sources said that five militants were killed when troops destroyed their hideouts in two residential houses of Lateef Khan and Bashir Khan besides two cowsheds. According to Police, all the five were Pakistani cadres of the LeT. They added that five AK-47 rifles, 13 magazines, cellular phones and a GPS set were recovered from the possession of slain militants.
In another incident, troops of the Rashtriya Rifles and Awantipore Police targeted a militant hideout at Punzgam in the Pulwama district and shot dead two LeT militants who were hiding at a house in the neighbourhood. Officials identified one of the duo as Rayees Ahmed Wagay of Punzgam and said his associate was a Pakistani national.
• November 27: The LeT denied any involvement in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai in India. The LeT "strongly condemns the series of attacks in Mumbai. The Lashkar has no association with any Indian militant group," said Abdullah Gaznavai, chief spokesman of the group.
• November 24: SFs killed a newly recruited LeT militant, identified as Riaz Ahmed Sheikh, in the Kutdhar area of Doda district. One 7.62 mm Chinese pistol with three pistol rounds, one hand grenade, one mobile phone and six AK rounds were recovered from his possession. Mohammad Sikander the owner of the house in which the slain militant was hiding has been arrested for questioning.
• November 20: A woman militant from PoK was among a group of four militants trapped at Chajla village in the Mendhar tehsil (revenue division) of Poonch district in an encounter with the SFs. Official sources said the group of four LeT militants, including a woman, has been engaged in a gun-battle with troops at Chajla since the morning. One of the militants, identified as Abdullah, was reportedly wounded in the encounter but he was carried away by his colleagues. The group was reported to have infiltrated from Behri Rakh in Mendhar sector about four days back. In initial round of firing with the militants, an Army soldier, Van Lal Huma, was killed.

The grenade attack on a Police Station in Sopore was claimed by the LeT. The Station House Officer, Inspector Shafeeq Ahmed, sustained injuries in the grenade attack.
• November 8: Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police, in two separate counter-insurgency operations, shot dead eight top militants of the HM and LeT outfits — four each in the Doda and Poonch districts. The Senior Superintendent of Police of Doda district, Prabhat Singh, said that four hardcore HM militants, including a ‘district commander’, were killed during an encounter at Baleni Nullah in the Dessa area of Doda district.
• Troops foiled an infiltration attempt by a group of six militants killing four of them in an encounter on the LoC at Sabjian in the Poonch district. While two other militants managed escape, trooper M.K. Thappa was injured during the encounter with the militants. The militants were believed to be LeT cadres. Two AK rifles and a large quantity of ammunition and explosives were recovered from the slain militants.
• October 26: The identity of two more Kerala based militants of the LeT, who were killed in encounters in Jammu and Kashmir on October 6, has been established while another associate is suspected to have fled back to Kerala.. According to top police sources in Kerala, the two militants, identified as Abdul Faiz from Kannur and Muhammad Yasir alias Verghese Joseph of Kochi, who converted to Islam about a year back, were among four who were killed in the SF operations. Earlier, the police had identified the other two militants slain in Lolab valley as Mohammad Fayaz from Kannur and Abdul Rahim from Malappuram. "Only one among the five Kerala youth who had joined Pakistan-based LeT outfit survived the encounters in Lolab valley and had apparently fled back," Senior Superintendent of Police, Kupwara, Uttam Chand said.
There was an intelligence report suggesting that Lashkar commander Abdullah had been on a recruitment spree under instructions from Pakistan's ISI and Kerala's Malappuram district was chosen as one of the targets in South India. The documents recovered from the killed militants, include a diagram and method to assemble IEDs in Malayalam. Central agencies had been monitoring certain leads which said a group of people hailing from Kerala along with LeT's support were trying to enter PoK through North Kashmir. LeT has been trying to make inroads into the country's hinterland and had sought recruits from various parts of the country.
• October 25: Two persons, Mohd Shafi Seer and Mohammad Yousuf Bhat, who were asked by militant groups to carry out grenade attack during polls, were arrested by the SFs from Handwara area of Kupwara district. One hand grenade each was recovered from them. While Seer was operating for Al Badr, Bhat was carrying out the assignment for LeT outfit. They were asked to lob hand grenades at public places to thwart people’s participation in upcoming elections.
• October 24: A suspected LeT militant, identified as Siraj Din, was arrested by SFs near Trikuta Complex General Bus Stand area of Jammu district. Six rounds of AK ammunition and a letter head of LeT were recovered from him.
• October 22: Two LeT militants were killed by security forces during a joint search operation at Watlar in the Ganderbal district. The killed militants were identified as Mohd Latief Chopan of Najma and Farooq Ahmed Sheikhi of Akhal.
• October 21: Meanwhile, a huge quantity of arms and ammunition including, 52 cartridges 7.62-MM, 4.5 Cordex Wire, one Satellite Phone, one Mobile Charger, four SIMs, one Stamp Pad with rubber Stamp of the LeT ‘District Commander’, one Magazine Pouch, one Blanket, one Pistol magazine, six Mobiles were recovered by the police at Sangoit in the Poonch district
• October 19: A top woman militant of the LeT, Halima Begum of Anantnag and her brother, Mohd Ashraf, were arrested along with a pistol, AK rounds and explosive devices by Police at Kud in the Udhampur district. Both have a record of deep involvement in militancy, and had a plan to assist a top Pakistani militant there.
Army neutralized two LeT hideouts and arrested one militant at Sinkan in the Mendhar tehsil (revenue division) in Poonch district. Two pistols, two UBGLs, three magazines, 250 rounds of AK rifle and one ikom wireless set were recovered from the incident site.
• October 18: Army and police arrested an over ground worker of the LeT, identified as Mohd Farid, from Kalakot tehsil (revenue division) in the Rajouri district
• October 15: The Army recovered one Thoraya satellite telephone, three Korean mobile handsets, one rubber stamp bearing name of Zaffa Shah Mujahideen, ‘area commander’ of the LeT, one Chinese grenade, one pouch, one radio set, two AK magazines and 38 rounds, from Sangiot at Kalaban under Mendhar tehsil (revenue division) in the Poonch district, where two LeT militants and a soldier were reportedly killed during an encounter on October 14.
• October 14: Two hardcore militants of the LeT and an Army soldier were killed in a fierce gun battle at Sangiot village in the Kalaban area of Mendhar tehsil (revenue division) in Poonch district. The encounter started when the Army and the police intercepted a group of militants about a couple of kilometres from the LoC while trying to infiltrate. One of the two militants has been identified as Zaffa Shah, a top LeT commander hailing from PoK. The identity of his associate has not been ascertained so far but he too was believed to be a LeT activist. At least two to the three more militants were still hiding. Recoveries made from the encounter site so far include two AK rifles and two magazines.
• October 11: Three LeT militants were killed and a police constable, Nazir Ahmad, was wounded during an encounter at Badli Beri near Sogam in the Kupwara district. The slain militants were Pakistani nationals, identified as Abu Hafiz, Hafiz and Saqib. Three AK rifles, six magazines, 232 rounds and a UBGL were recovered from their possession.
• Another LeT militant was killed in the ongoing operation at Khellan Litter in the Pulwama district raising the toll in the gunbattle, which started on October 10, to two.
• October 10: An LeT ‘commander’, identified as Moeen, was shot dead in an encounter with SFs at Khellen Litter in the Pulwama district.
• October 9: Nearly 125 youths including a number of students have disappeared from a number of villages in remote and upper reaches of Doda district and were reported to have joined militancy during past three to four months. The LeT chief for Doda, Abu Kasha, and his deputy, Iqbal Malik, were reported to have played a major role in fresh recruitment of youths including students of 11th and 12th classes across the district.
• October 6: An LeT militant, Mir Mohammed, surrendered before police at Shahdara Sharief in the Rajouri district on October 6. He deposited two pistols, two grenades, three magazines and 21 rounds .
• October 4: A top militant commander of the LeT, identified as Ibrar Ahmed alias Abu Ubaid, was shot dead by security force personnel during an encounter at Dodimal in Targain area of Budhal in the Rajouri district.
• October 2: Two LeT militants were killed during in an encounter with Police and Army in dense apple orchards near Drawni at Nagbal in Zainapora locality of Shopian district. They were identified as Abdullah and Rayees Ahmed. Abdullah was a Pakistani national. Two AK-56 rifles were recovered from the possession of the slain militants.
• September 28: The security forces neutralised a hide out in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. While three LeT militants managed to escape under the cover of darkness, two blankets, socks and dresses were recovered from the incident site. "Based on tip off, a joint operation was launched by the troops of 7 Kumaon Regiment, 39 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group in Behri Rakh area near village Chajjla of Mendhar tehsil at around 6.30 am", official sources said.
• September 26 and 27: In north Kashmir, Special Operations Group (SOG) of Handwara District Police and Army personnel killed a LeT militant identified as Abu Khubaib of Pakistan in Hafruda forest area. Officials claimed that Abu Khubaib was LeT's 'Launching Commander' in north Kashmir who had been operating in Ramhal and Rajwar forest areas for the last few years. One AK 47 rifle, three magazines and 38 rounds besides one blanket and a diary were recovered from the slain militant.
• September 22: Two Pakistani 'commanders' of the LeT were shot dead by a joint force of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and CRPF during an encounter in the Sumbal area of Baramula district.The slain militants were identified as 'divisional commander' Tahir Pathan alias Abu Tahir and 'district commander' Abdullah alias Abu Maaz. Two AK-47 rifles and a satellite phone were recovered from the encounter site.

Two militants and an Army personnel were killed at Kalsan in the Poonch sector. Troops opened fire when two intruders, who had taken shelter in a forest area tried to escape taking cover of firing by Pakistan army. While both the intruders were gunned down, in the exchange of firing, an Army jawan Naik Tape Azo was also killed. With this killing, a total of four infiltrators and two Army personnel have been killed during two days exchange of firing. As reported, Pakistan army had pushed a group of 8-10 infiltrators, all believed to be foreign mercenaries of LeT, from their Kabarstan post opposite Kalsan forward post of Indian Army. Two AK-47 rifles, two AK-56 rifles, 200 rounds, 16 grenades and food packets were recovered from the encounter site but bodies of slain militants couldn’t be recovered due to continued firing from across the LoC.
• September 21:Two top LeT militants, including a ‘district commander’ of the outfit, Abu Sanwariya, a suspected Pakistani national , were killed during an encounter by a joint force of police, Army and Border Security Force at Dalwa in Gool of Ramban district.
At least two militants and a trooper were killed during a gun battle along the LoC in the Poonch district. A group of at least 8 to 10 militants were spotted in forward Indian post of Kalsan, opposite Kabarstan post of Pakistan army. As they started heading towards Indian side, troops started taking positions, Pakistan army opened firing on Indian positions in a bid to give covering fire to the infiltrators, believed to be the cadres of the LeT outfit. Simultaneously, the militants also started heavy firing on the Army personnel.
• September 19: Police arrested three LeT militants, Sajjad Ahmed, Rafiq Ahmed and Raj Mohd, from Upper Chakka in Bhaderwah area of Doda district. They had recently snatched two mobile telephones from the personnel of the Forest Protection Force (FPF). They were reported to have given the mobile phones to LeT ‘district commander’ Ashraf Hussain. The report added Ashraf along with his at least two body-guards was also camping at Chakka in Bhaderwah for last 7 days. Despite massive searches for him launched by security forces and police, he reportedly managed to escape.
• September 17: An Over Ground Worker of the LeT managed to escape from police custody in Manjakot area of Rajouri district.
• September 16: A number of LeT militants, arrested in different parts of the State during last couple of years especially the Pakistanis and Pakistan trained local cadres, had confessed during their questioning in the past few months that top LeT brass, based in Pakistan, Middle East, PoK and Kashmir were having close links with SIMI and even training their cadre in triggering blasts.
Over 12 civilians were injured and another abducted by the LeT militants at village Bharat in the Doda district.
• September 15: Two Army personnel and two SPOs were killed and one police man was wounded by three suspected LeT militants during an encounter at Tararan Wali dhok in the Surankot area of Poonch district. The militants, including two foreign mercenaries, however, managed to escape. The slain security force personnel were identified as Jaswant Singh, Chaman Vishnu Hari, Maqsood Hussain Shah and Mohammed Mahroof. Police subsequently recovered two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and one magazine of AK rifle from the incident site.
• September 6: Security forces killed a top wanted ‘divisional commander’ of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), identified as Qari Usman, in an encounter in the Sopore area of Baramulla district on. Two of his associates, however, managed to escape from the incident site.
September 3: Police arrested two locally trained militants belonging to Al-Badr and LeT from the Wader and Mawar areas of Handwara.
• August 27: August 27: Eleven persons, including three Army soldiers, five civilians and three militants, were killed while six others, including three soldiers, two civilians and a woman, were injured in Jammu as three fidayeen (suicide squad) militants, who had infiltrated in the early hours of August 27-morning from Kanachak sector, managed to hijack a truck at Gadla, and traveled more than 15 kilometers before taking shelter in a house at Chinore on the old Jammu-Akhnoor road taking nine persons hostage. The operation which started at about 7 AM concluded after approximately 18 hours. Two soldiers and three civilians were killed before the militants took shelter in the house of one Billoo Ram Bhagat at Chinore at about 6.45 am while two civilians, a Territorial Army soldier and three militants were killed and a woman was wounded in the gun-battle inside the house which concluded in the mid-night. 10 civilians were held hostage by the militants soon after they intruded into the house of Billoo Ram. Official sources confirmed that all three militants appeared to be members of suicide squad of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit and were believed to be Pakistanis though their identity hasn’t been established immediately. They were part of the same group which had infiltrated into Indian Territory from Kanachak sector on the intervening night of August 25 and 26.
• August 23: A LeT militant, identified as Aijaz Ahmed Wagay, was killed in an encounter with the security forces at Btnar-Lolab in the Kupwara district. An AK assault rifle, three AK magazines, 122 rounds of AK ammunition, two hand grenades and a mobile phone were recovered from his possession.
• August 22: Troops arrested a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant in Doda district.
• August 19: An over ground worker of the LeT was arrested in the Ramban district and two grenades were recovered from his possession.
• August 14: SFs arrested two LeT militants along with two grenades in the Poonch town. They have been identified as Farooq Ahmed Naik and Mohammed Ishaq. Senior Superintendent of Police (Doda) Raghubir Singh said the militants had been tasked by LeT commanders Mudassar and Iqbal to lob grenades in Doda town.
• August 13: A top LeT militant, ‘commander’ Abdul Rashid alias Abdullah, surrendered before the security forces in the Bhaderwah area of Doda district and handed over one Pika gun with one ammunition box. Abdullah was reportedly an ‘A’ category militant and was active since 2002.
• August 12: A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, Rasheed Ahmed, surrendered before the security forces in Doda district.
• August 11: A top Lashkar-e-Toiba ‘commander’ surrendered before the security forces in the Bhaderwah area of Doda district. He has been identified as Rashid Ahmed, an ‘A’ category militant and ‘tehsil commander’ of the outfit.
• August 8: SFs arrested a LeT militant, identified as Mehboob Ahmed alias Manga, along with two grenades from Bhaderwah in the Doda district. Preliminary questioning of the suspect revealed that he was tasked by LeT commanders to target the SFs and crowded places in the Bhaderwah area. He was allegedly earlier involved in grenade throwing in the Seri Bazaar on June 11, 2007.
• August 5: Police foiled an attempt to target a temple in the Doda town and arrested a LeT militant, identified as Ahmed Itoo. Senior Superintendent of Police, Raghubir Singh, said that on the receipt of specific information that a militant was trying to lob grenade on a temple, police were deployed in the temple premises and subsequently as soon as the militant entered the temple premises he was arrested. A Chinese grenade was recovered from his possession.
Security forces arrested a LeT militant, identified as Nazir Ahmed, who was allegedly involved in a grenade attack at the Banihal bus stand in Doda on July 17 in which 42 persons were injured.
• July 27: SFs killed two militants - Abdullah, 'Battalion Commander' of the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Abu Baker of Jaish-e-Mohammed - in an encounter at village Gujarpati Surigam in the Kupwara district. Abdullah was reportedly involved in killing of two policemen in the Sogam area of Kupwara district in May 2008.
• July 22: A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant of Kupwara district was arrested by the Army as soon as he infiltrated into Indian territory from the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district. Shamas Din is reported to have gone across the LoC for training on August 2, 2006 and was returning without weapons when he was arrested.
• July 21: Both the Pakistani militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), who had attacked the Amarnath Yatra convoy and its paramilitary protection on July 20-evening, were killed by the SFs on July 21. The slain militants were identified as Syed Abid Ahmed alias Akash a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan and Sageer Ahmed Shah, a resident of Abbotabad in Pakistan.
• July 20: An Army Major and a policeman were killed and three SF personnel were injured in an encounter with the militants at Jarh Wali in the Rajouri district. The SFs had launched an operation after receiving information from three militants arrested at the Jammu Railway Station a day earlier that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) ‘commander’ Azasa Shah alias Hujefa along with his three body-guards was hiding in the house of Mohammed Sharif at Jarh Wali. In the ensuing encounter, while Major Bhanu Partap and policeman Anjeev Rana were killed and three soldiers wounded, Azasa Shah and his associates managed to escape.
SFs killed two militants in an encounter that ensued after a cordon-and-search operation at Chali Wan in the Bandipora district. The slain militants were later identified as ‘launching commander’ Abu Zaid alias Abu Zarr alias Abu Zubair, a foreign militant of the LeT in Bandipora, and Gowhar Ahmad alias Akash, a local militant of the Al Badr outfit.
• July 9: LeT militants - Mohammad Amin Beg and his Pakistani associate Abu Qari - were killed in an encounter with the troops at Sumriyal forest in the Kupwara district.
A LeT militant, identified as Abu Farhat of Pakistan, was killed in an encounter with the security forces at Shog Baba in the Bandipora area of Kupwara district. However, two of his associates managed to escape from the incident site.
• July 8: Two LeT militants were killed in an encounter with the SFs at Shumriyal village in the Kupwara district. However, three others managed to escape from the incident site.
• July 5: The SFs killed a hardcore militant of the LeT at Panjan Gali under the jurisdiction of Doda police station. The militant was identified as Tawheed Ahmed Bhat of Doda.
• July 3: Anantnag District Police and Army personnel killed Abu Aatif alias Shadaakh, a Pakistani ‘divisional commander’ of the LeT, along with his Pakistani bodyguard, Syed Moin, during an encounter at Niaina Batpora village in Pulwama-Anantnag belt and arrested a young woman, Mubeena Akhtar, believed to be Abu’s wife. Two AK-56 rifles, one satellite phone and three mobile phones were recovered from the possession of the slain militants. Sources said that on the basis of some diaries recovered from the destroyed hideout, Pulwama Police conducted a raid on another militant hideout near a sports stadium in Pulwama town and recovered a large number of CDs besides INR 1, 25, 000. The report added that Abu had planned and executed suicide attack on a CRPF formation at Ramur in Uttar Pradesh on January 1, 2008 and an attack on Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore on December 28, 2005.
• June 27: Two militants of the LeT outfit and two soldiers were killed in a daylong gun battle between militants and the Army at Khachpathri, near Kangan, in the Ganderbal area of Srinagar. Both the militants killed were unidentified but believed to be Pakistani cadres of the LeT. However, LeT spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi, said that five Army officials, including an officer, got killed. He claimed at 7:00 pm (IST) that none of the militants had got killed but said that the gun battle was still underway.
• June 24: Police neutralised a hide-out of the LeT and recovered a large quantity of explosive devices, including five kg RDX, 12 grenades, 100 AK rounds and a large quantity of incriminating documents from a hide-out of the militants at Gandoh in the Doda district.
• June 21: Two LeT militants, Abu Shams and Abu Javed, and one Central Reserve Police Force constable, K. C. Sahu, were killed and four security force personnel wounded at Shopribagh in the Hazratbal-Ganderbal belt of Srinagar.
Two LeT militants, identified as Nazir Ahmed alias Abu Mohammad and Pakistani Abdullah, were killed by the troops during an encounter at Nariwan forest of Pir Panjal mountain range in the Shopian-Rajouri belt. Abu Mohammad was LeT's ‘divisional commander’ for Rajouri-Poonch belt.
• June 20: Security forces killed a Pakistani commander of the LeT, identified as Mehboob Ahmad Afridi alias Jugnu alias Faisal, in an operation at Khoipora in the Handwara area of Kupwara District. He was reportedly functioning as the "district commander" of LeT in Sopore.
• June 19: Troops foiled a major infiltration attempt on the LoC at Salhutri in the Krishna Ghati area of Poonch district killing five suspected LeT militants while two others managed to escape. Reports said Pakistan army was also reported to have fired some shots on the Indian side.
• June 16: Police arrested one Lashkar-e-Toiba LeT militant, identified as Irshad Ahmad Hajam, from Chinar Park in Handwara of Kupwara district. The arrested militant had planned to carry out grenade attack on Handwara Police Station. One hand grenade was also recovered from his possession. During questioning, Hajam revealed that he along with other LeT cadres were assigned the task of carrying out hand grenades attacks on different targets like Police Stations, public rallies in Handwara and Kupwara by their 'commanders' Abu Hurrera and Abu Wakas. Acting on the information provided by Hajam, Police also arrested three more LeT cadres along with two grenades from each of them at Handwara market, Chogal and Kulangam Crossing respectively. They have been identified as Shahnawaz Shah, Tariq Ahmad Bhat and Fayaz Ahmad Lone.
• June 10: The security forces arrested a LeT militant, Fiaz Ahmed Bhatt, from Jehand village in the Doda district. No recoveries were made from him at the time of his arrest. Fiaz had joined the outfit in 2007.
• June 3: SFs shot dead three top militants of the LeT at Peer Gali in the Rajouri district. The militants were heading towards Kashmir from the Pir Panjal mountain when they were intercepted by the SF personnel and subsequently killed. The encounter was continuing till last reports came in as two more militants were holed-up in the area.
• June 2: Security forces killed two militants of the LeT in an encounter at Dar Mohalla in the Bandipora district.
Two more militants of the LeT were killed in an encounter with the troops at Dangarpora in the Baramulla district. Officials identified the slain militants as Abu Mujahid alias Abdullah and Abu Khalid alias Haji, both Pakistanis.
Security forces killed two LeT militants, identified as ‘district commander’ Usman Bhai and Abu Jibran, while retaliating to an ambush by the militants at Chottipora in the Handwara area.
• May 29: Security forces shot dead a ‘deputy divisional commander’ of the LeT outfit and his woman associate, who was also an active militant, in an encounter at Khandipura under the jurisdiction of Doda police station in Doda district. The slain couple was identified as Shabir Ahmed Ittu a.k.a. Abu Rizwan and Samreena Bano. Shabir Ahmed, according to sources, was an ‘A’ category militant active since 1995 and had recently been designated as ‘deputy divisional commander’ of the LeT. He was also involved in the Kulhand massacre of May 1, 2006 in which 22 Hindus were killed in the Udhampur district. Sources said Samreena Bano had joined the LeT a few months back. She was arrested on January 23, 2008 and had subsequently admitted to her involvement in militancy related activities. After being released on bail, she had again started working with the LeT outfit. Samreena was an over ground worker and was under police surveillance.
The Kupwara district police killed a Pakistani militant of the LeT at Bumhama village. However, two of his associates managed to escape from the incident site. Residents later revealed to Police that one of the escapees was a Pakistani militant and another was a Kashmiri militant identified as Veqas. One AK-47 rifle, one Chinese pistol, one mobile phone and a satellite telephone were recovered the incident site.
• May 27: The United States Treasury said it had decided to freeze the assets of four leaders of the Pakistan-based LeT, including its chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed.
• May 25: The dead body of a LeT militant, identified as Abdul Rashid alias Abu Maza, a resident of Nehla Charwari in the Ramban district, was recovered by police from Masjid Sharief Charwari. Sources said a letter written on behalf of the LeT outfit was found near the body which said Rashid was killed on May 22 after being hit by a stone on his head.
• May 12: The SFs killed a Pakistani militant of the LeT, identified as Abu Maseh, in an encounter at Surankote in the Poonch district. A Special Police Officer, Shamim Ahmed, was reportedly injured in the operation.
• May 11: Four civilians, two soldiers and two militants of the LeT were killed in an encounter in the Samba town of Jammu. Among the slain civilians were chief photographer of Daily Excelsior Ashok Sodhi, a prominent leader from Samba Hoshiar Singh and his wife, and another woman. 16 SF personnel, including the Superintendent of Police (Operations), Mubassir Latifi, and two women were injured in the day long gun-battle. Official sources said that two militants wearing Army uniform intruded into the house of Hoshiar Singh, general secretary of Indian National Democratic Party, in Samba town at 5.58am (IST) by scaling the boundary wall. After killing Hoshiar Singh and his wife on the spot, the militants subsequently moved towards the Kaili Mandi area and took hostage three women and two children. In the consequent encounter, two soldiers, Aziz Ahmed and Atul Negi, and a woman were killed. At about 5pm, the SFs stormed the house where the militants were hiding and shot dead both of them. Two AK-47 rifles, one rifle grenade launcher, some eatables, a wire cutter and a night vision device were recovered from their possession.
• May 3: One LeT militant, identified as Qasim Din, was arrested by the SFs in the Bonjwah area of Kishtwar district. He was a close associate of Abu Hamza, a top LeT militant, who was gunned down by the SFs at Bonjwah four days back. Qasim had managed to escape in the encounter in which Abu Hamza was killed and had since then taken shelter in Kanuao forest. One SLR with two magazines and 26 rounds were recovered from him.
• April 30: India was among the countries worst affected by terrorism with militant attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and in the Northeast, attacks by Naxalites and attacks elsewhere in the country taking a toll of more than 2,300 lives in 2007, the US State Department said. The State Department, in its annual report on terrorism, said terrorist activities along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir are on the decline but Pakistan-based militant outfits like the LeT and other terrorist groups continue to plan attacks in the Valley. "Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba and other Kashmir-focused groups continued regional attack planning. In 2007, Kashmir-focused groups continued to support attacks in Afghanistan, and operatives trained by the groups continued to feature in Al-Qaeda transnational attack planning," it said.
• April 29: A top Pakistani militant of the LeT, Mohammed Maqbool alias Abu Hamza, and a police constable, Kikkar Singh, were killed in an encounter at village Muslai in the Kishtwar district. Abu Hamza was active in the Kishtwar and Doda districts for the last four to five years and had been rated as ‘A’ category militant.
The Baramulla Police arrested four persons, including a branch manager of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank Ltd, for illegal exchange of foreign currency and its subsequent supply to militants of the LeT.
The LeT spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi, informed Daily Excelsior over telephone that all of his organisation's holed up militants had managed to escape in the 36-hour-long gun-battle in the Rajwar forest area of Handwara-Zachaldara belt. He claimed that as many as 10 troopers, including a Commanding Officer and a Major, were killed in the two-day long encounter. Officials while confirming the encounter, however, stated that no militant, civilian or police personnel were killed or injured in the two-day-long gun-battle.
• April 28: SFs in Kishtwar arrested a LeT militant, Mohammad Ibrahim alias Abu Mussa, from the Pathro area. From his possession, police recovered one AK-47 rifle, three magazines and 90 rounds of ammunition.
• April 24: The Superintendent of Police (Handwara), Dr Haseeb Mughal, said that about 30 militants of the LeT and JeM were still active in Handwara-Kandi belt of Kupwara district.
• April 22: The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sriprakash Jaiswal, replying to questions in the Lok Sabha (lower house of Parliament) said that the banned SIMI has links with terrorist groups, including the LeT. He said that the links have been revealed in investigations into a number of cases.
The involvement of Pakistan-based outfits has been observed in most of the terrorist attacks in India as groups from across the border continue to sponsor terrorist and subversive activities in the country, the Union Home Ministry said in its Annual Report for 2007-08. "The hand of Pakistan-based terrorist organisations - LeT and JeM - and, increasingly of the Bangladesh-based HuJI, known to have close links with ISI, has been observed in most of these cases," the 167-page report said. The incidents showed these groups have been using sleeper cells in the country to carry out such activities, and have also been using the territory of other neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh and Nepal, it said.
• April 20: Awantipora police arrested three OGWs, identified as Abdul Rashid Sheikh, Assadullah Gani and Ashiq Hussain Bhat, from the Padgampora area. Four hand grenades were recovered from them, an official spokesman said and disclosed that all the three OGWs were assigned the task by LeT’s Pakistani militants to carry out grenade attacks on the convoys of the SFs on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
• April 19: The SFs in a day long gun battle killed four heavily armed militants in the Rang forest area, about 6-km ahead of Warnow in the Kupwara district. Three of the slain militants, residents of Pakistan occupied Kashmir, were identified as Amjad Bhai, Abu Saifullah and Irshad Ahmed. While Amjad Bhai was a top wanted ‘district commander’ of the JeM who had been operating in the Lolab area for the last six years, Abu Saifullah and Arshad were both cadres of the LeT. SSP, Kupwara, Vijay Kumar, confirmed the death of four militants said that four AK rifles and a number of grenades were among the arms and ammunition seized at the site of the encounter.
• April 18: SFs arrested two militants of the LeT outfit from Seri Bazaar in the Bhadarwah town of Doda district and recovered some arms, ammunition and incriminating documents from their possession. They were identified as Ikhlaq Ahmed (code name Muzamil Bhat) and Abdul Samad Hajam. From their possession, SFs recovered one Chinese pistol with one magazine and five rounds, two mobile telephones, INR 2050, one purse with LeT sticker, one head band of LeT and a large quantity of incriminating material.
• April 15: A soldier, identified as Dalip Singh, was killed during an encounter between the SFs and a group of LeT militants at village Khari in the Ramban.
• April 14: SFs killed a ‘district commander’ of the LeT in an encounter in the Harwan area of Srinagar. He was identified as Zakaria, a Pakistani militant. LeT spokesman Abdullah Gazali confirmed the death of Zakaria but said that he would be issuing a statement after getting all details.
• April 12: The SFs in an encounter killed a ‘district commander’ of the LeT, identified as Shabir Ahmad Bhat alias Mansoor, at Peer Mohalla in the Chakura village of Pulwama district. According to police, Mansoor was a listed "A" category militant of the outfit and had crossed over to Pakistan in 2001 and returned to Valley in October 2006.
• April 11: JeM and LeT, the Pakistan-based terrorist groups, are among the 44 outfits designated as ‘Foreign Terrorist Organisations’ (FTO) by the US. Besides these two, other groups active in India — the Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami and Pakistan-based HuM — are also in the FTO list issued by the office of the coordinator for counter terrorism of the US Department of State.
• April 7: All the religious outfits which were banned by General Pervez Musharraf during his military rule would approach the Supreme Court of Pakistan and seek restoration, chief of the proscribed LeT group. "The ban was a step that the retired General took only to please America and now it is abundantly clear that people have rejected his policies," Hafiz Saeed, LeT (now known as Jama’at-ud-Da’awa) chief told The News. He criticised President Musharraf's Kashmir policy and alleged that the 'U-turn' taken by the Musharraf Government on Kashmir had badly damaged the cause of the Kashmiris' ‘freedom struggle’.
• March 23: Three police personnel and a CRPF constable died in an encounter with militants on the outskirts of capital Srinagar in which they succeeded in killing Abu Faisal of Pakistan, a 'divisional commander' of the LeT. The gunfight ensued after the security forces surrounded a house in the Telbal locality, where some militants were hiding. According to the Police press release, Abu Faisal was responsible for a number of subversive acts and armed attacks in the Kangan-Ganderbal belt.
• March 21: Two children, Mohammad Afzal and Akram Ashraf, were killed in a grenade explosion in the Gawari area of Doda district. Police said that some unidentified militants lobbed a grenade near a house at Gawari village leading to the death of two boys who were playing near their house. Police sources added that the militants lobbed the grenade to avenge the killing of four LeT militants in the same area.
• March 19: The Doda district police and Army shot dead four militants of the LeT outfit, including a 'district commander', in an encounter at Gwari Shah under the jurisdiction of Gandoh police station. Two police personnel sustained injuries in the operation. The slain militants were identified as 'district commander' Imtiaz Hussain alias Abu Turab, Sadam Hussain, Suraf Nawaz alias Mehnaz and Sagir Ahmed of Pakistan.
• March 16: SFs killed Hafiz Naasir, one of the most wanted militants and the Kashmir valley chief of the LeT, in an encounter at village Chatlura near Sopore town in the Baramulla district. Lt. Col. M. S. Kadam, the officiating Commanding Officer of Rashtriya Rifles (22 Battalion), and another soldier, identified as Pradeep Kumar, are reported to have died and four SF personnel injured in the encounter. Hafiz Naasir, a Pakistani militant, had been appointed sometime in 2007 as LeT operational chief in Kashmir after working in the Valley for about ten years. Deputy Inspector General of Police (north Kashmir), Dr. B Srinivas, described Naasir as the most wanted militant in the Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara districts.
• March 15: A LeT militant was arrested along with electronic gadgets, including a laptop, the police said. The police raided the house of Shabir Ahmed alias Pappu in the Sabra village on March 14-night and recovered a laptop and pen drive from his possession, they said. The laptop recovered from Pappu originally belonged to slain LeT 'divisional commander' Abu Umar, the police said, adding Umar was involved in the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police Shelly Singh.
• March 14: Police in the Chakwal city of Punjab province in Pakistan arrested four persons on charges of their alleged links with the banned LeT.
• March 12: A militant of the LeT was killed by the security forces in a gun-battle at Rampore in the Sopore area of Baramulla district. While Defence sources confirmed the death of one militant, Police officials insisted that three militants of the group were "believed to be dead." The Deputy Inspector General of Police (North Kashmir) said that no dead body had been recovered till late night. Unnamed officials said that Lashkar-e-Toiba's radio intercepts since the evening were also mentioning death of three militants.
• March 10: Police claimed to have foiled a plan to carry out Fidayeen (suicide squad) attack at Srinagar by the LeT. Following an intelligence outfit that the LeT cadres were planning to carry out a suicide attack in the city, security forces carried out a raid on a house in the Harwan area and recovered police uniforms, pouches, three sewing machines, six hand grenades, seven AK magazines, 200 rounds of ammunition, one 2 inch mortar, one Thuraya phone and some coded documents.
• March 7: Police unearthed a Hawala racket supplying money to the LeT operatives in the Kandi and Buddal areas of Rajouri district. The Police conducted series of raids in the Kandi area and arrested Zulfikar, brother of a slain HM militant Abdul Qayoom, who died in July 2007, and Muhammad Qadir of Larkuti, while they were purchasing shoes and other food items for militants operating in the area. "The police team also recovered Rs 1.5 lakh of hawala money from the possession of the arrested persons. The money was to be handed over to LeT commander Saqib (operating in Kandi and Buddal areas)", sources said.
• March 5: SFs killed a holed up militant in the overnight operation at Chitti Bandi in the Bandipora district. One militant had died in the initial round of firing and another was trapped inside a residential house. Sources said that troops destroyed the target hideout, killing the holed up militant. Official sources said that one of the two slain militants was identified as Abu Abdullah alias Mohammad Saleem, a Pakistani national. They stated that both the militants belonged to the LeT. A defence spokesman stated that both the militants were killed at a time when they were planning a strike on the former counter-insurgent and current legislator from Bandipora, Usman Majeed.
• March 2: SFs arrested two Over-Ground Workers of the LeT, identified as Sajjad Ahmed Bhat and Riyaz Ahmed Shah, in the Chakora area of Pulwama district.
Police arrested a militant and his five associates including two women, from the outskirts of Doda town when they were smuggling a consignment of arms and ammunition from Kulgam to Doda district. The arms were being smuggled for a ‘divisional commander’ of the LeT outfit.
• February 15: A top Pakistani militant of the LeT outfit involved in the November 23, 2007 bomb blasts in various courts across Uttar Pradesh was killed along with his associate in an encounter with police in the Pulwama district. Self-styled district commander Abdul Rahman alias Rehman Bhai, a Pakistani, and a local militant Moin Ahmed Mir were killed at Niloora-Aglar village. Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda told reporters that the slain LeT commander was involved in the November 23 blasts in Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow courts in which 13 civilians were killed. "As per the UP police investigation, the LeT group that was responsible for sending arms and ammunition for attack at Rampur is the same group to which Rehman belongs", he said, adding "Rehman was part of the group headed by Abu Aatif which had supplied the arms to the Rampur attackers." The investigations also revealed that Rehman was closely associated with LeT militants not only in the Kashmir Valley but outside the State, he said.
• February 12: SF personnel shot dead three LeT militants in an encounter at village Sarhuti under the jurisdiction of Mendhar police station in the Poonch district. A fourth militant, however, is reported to have escaped from the incident site. With this, nine militants, including six infiltrators, have been killed in the past one week in Mendhar sector.
• February 7: A top militant of the LeT, identified as Showkat Ali alias Abu Haroon (set code Victor 6), surrendered before the Special Operations Group (SOG) Jammu.
• February 5: SFs shot dead two suspected LeT militants in an encounter at Bindi Gala, about three kilometers inside the Line of Control in the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district.
• February 2: Three top LeT militants, belonging to Pakistan, and two police personnel, including a constable and a Special Police Officer, were killed while soldier was injured as security forces foiled an infiltration attempt on Line of Control in the Ghani forests of Mendhar sector in Poonch district. The operation was still on till the reports last came in.
• January 27: The Karnataka Police is reported to have recently arrested a cook and a medical student for alleged terrorist links. The duo revealed that they had plans of bombing the Hubli airport. During the interrogation of Mohammad Ghouse and his associate Assadullah Abbubukar, the police learnt that Ghouse's father Mohammad Naseeruddin is a LeT operative and has received training in Pakistan. Intelligence Bureau sources said that Naseerruddin is a trained suicide bomber, who was trained at Muzafarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Assadullah reportedly met Ghouse at a religious meeting in Hubli in 2007, and was influenced by the latter to take up the jihadi cause. The police have also recovered CDs and maps of various installations from the duo.
• January 24: A female militant of the LeT outfit, active for the last three years, was arrested by the Doda police. She was stated to be very close to LeT ‘divisional commander’, Shabir Ittoo, and actively worked for the outfit in Doda and its adjoining localities. Senior Superintendent of Police, Manohar Singh, while confirming the arrest said 23-year-old Samrina Bano, daughter of Ghulam Nabi Shah of Doda, was undergoing nurse training at the Health Department in Doda. She was very close to the LeT divisional commander and was instrumental in shifting cash consignments and arms and ammunitions for the militants. Intelligence agencies had reportedly intercepted messages of the LeT divisional commander who was in constant touch with Samrina Bano. This is the third such incident during the past six months when a female militant was arrested in the Jammu region. On September 7, 2007, the Jammu police had arrested a law student, Nahida Altaf, who was close to Saifullah Karri of the JeM. Karri was killed in a joint operation of the Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir police. In similar case, Kishtwar police arrested two sisters from the Sangram Bhatta area. One of the girls was arrested with a HM and INR 200000 was also recovered from their possession.
A HM militant was arrested by the SOG of Jammu Police from a rented house at Dogra Hall in Jammu city. He was working as a Supervisor with a Chandigarh-based English newspaper to hide his credentials. The militant was identified as Riyaz Ahmed Shah alias Raja, a resident of Shangran in the Anantnag district. Preliminary investigations revealed that Raja, a ‘B’ category militant, was involved in the killing of a civilian Jabbar Khanday in 2005 under the jurisdiction of Dooru police station.
• January 23: Bharat Bhushan, a Village Defence Committee member, was abducted and subsequently killed by militants of the LeT in the Doda district. The killing has been described as revengeful action as the deceased had fought valiantly with militants in the same area resulting in the killing of two LeT cadres three days back.
• January 21: All the three holed up militants of the LeT were killed by the SFs at the residence of two activists of the ruling People’ Democratic Party (PDP) at Mandigam village in the Handwara area of Kupwara district in a 30-hour-long gun-battle. Sources said that the encounter came to an end at 1130 hours. All three militants were killed when SFs destroyed their hideout at the twin houses of PDP activists, Ashiq Hussain Parray and Mushtaq Ahmed Mir. Officials said that Major Parmar and another soldier were wounded in the encounter. LeT spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi identified the slain militants as Abdullah Gauri, Abu Issa and Abu Faidullah. He also claimed that nine soldiers, including a Major, were killed in the gun-battle.
SFs killed two more militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba in a gun-battle at Alyalpora village in Shopian district. They were identified as ‘battalion commander’ Tahir-ul-Islam and Mohammad Hanief Dar.
• January 20: One of the LeT militants, holed up in a house at Mandigam village in Handwara was killed by the SFs.
• January 15: Security forces killed Abu Kital alias Abu Hamza, ‘district commander’ of the LeT, in an encounter in the Bandipora district.
• January 13: Personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Rashtriya Rifles killed two militants of the LeT outfit in separate encounters in the Doda district. According to Manahor Singh, Senior Superintended of Police, two unidentified LeT militants were killed in Shonsh and Banshal areas, under the Doda police station.
• January 12: Troops cordoned the house of one Mangta Bhat at village Bikhrain under the jurisdiction of Doda police station and shot dead two top LeT militants who had taken shelter in the house. The slain cadres were identified as Altaf Hussain and Irshad Ahmed.
A militant of the LeT outfit, identified as Farooq Ahmed Bhat, was killed by troops in the Bhagwah area of Doda district. Bhat was a ‘B’ grade militant of the LeT outfit and was active in Doda district since 2003.
• January 10: A suspected LeT cadre, Abbas Khan alias Akhdas Khan alias Mohsin Alam, was arrested for his alleged involvement in a fake currency racket in Kolkata, by the detective department from a house at Chamru Singh Lane in East Kolkata’s Narkeldanga area. He had earlier been convicted by a Gujarat court for the Godhra violence but was released on bail. He had jumped parole and remained untraceable. An unspecified amount of fake currency notes of INR 500 and INR 1,000 denomination were recovered from him. Khan was subsequently remanded in police custody till January 15.
• January 5: A top LeT commander Abu Muslim was found dead at Seeldhar in the Gool area of Ramban district. While local people claimed that the militant had died due to illness, official sources said an exact reason is yet to be ascertained.
Security forces (SFs) arrested an OGW of LeT from Baramulla district. He was identified as Javed Ahmed Lone. One pistol, a pistol magazine, 38 rounds of pistol ammunition, two electric detonators and one remote control IED circuit with battery, were recovered from his possession.
SFs rescued two youths from captivity of LeT after raiding a hideout of the outfit at village Lonepura in the Doda district. Two OGWs of the outfit were also arrested following the raid.
• January 2: SFs arrested an over-ground worker of the LeT, identified as Abdul Hamid Ganai, from Sumbal.
2007
• December 23: The STF personnel of the Uttar Pradesh Police shot dead two suspected LeT militants in an encounter on Dewa Road, 18 kilometers from State capital Lucknow. The duo was traveling in a car and was intercepted near the Central Food Technological Research Centre on Dewa Road. Brij Lal, the Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order and STF), said that both the unidentified terrorists were part of a Fidayeen (suicide squad) team and had entered the State from Nepal. He further said that the slain terrorists had planned a big terrorist attack in Lucknow. A map with notings in Urdu was recovered from them.
Security forces killed two Pakistani cadres of the LeT, identified as Abu Anas and Mohsin in an encounter at Papchhan village in the Bandipora district.
A Pakistani militant of the LeT outfit was killed in an encounter with troops of Rashtriya Rifles and police at village Harah under the jurisdiction of Gool police station in Ramban district. He has been identified as Abu Umar, a Pakistani, operating in Gool for the last one and a half year.
• December 13: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested two over-ground workers of the LeT group, identified as Rahim Malik a.k.a. Osama, and Mushtaq Dar a.k.a. Chandi, from Sopore in the Baramulla district. A police spokesman said that two hand grenades were recovered from their possession.
• December 7: Security forces killed a militant in an ambush at Dalwath in the Safapora area of Bandipora district. Three of his associates, however, managed to escape from the incident site. The slain militant is believed to be a Pakistani cadre of the LeT.
• December 6: Police arrested a LeT militant during a search operation at village Bansan in the Reasi district. Senior Superintendent of Police, J. L. Sharma, identified the arrested militant as Liaquat Ali. On his disclosures, police personnel recovered two UBGL grenades. Ali had joined the LeT outfit only seven months back and was since then operating in the Gool area, according to Daily Excelsior.
• Pakistani militants of the LeT and JeM have joined hands with the HuJI of Bangladesh to destabilise India’s sovereignty taking the strategic advantage of the eastern border, the Director General of BSF, A. K. Mitra, said. Talking to the media in Agartala, Mitra pointed out that the western frontier of India was relatively tough for Pakistani militants but the eastern border with Bangladesh had become more useful for them and foreign militants were utilising South Bengal border for anti-Indian activities. He disclosed that 14 militants of the LeT and JeM were arrested in South Bengal border, trying to sneak into India from Bangladesh in the past six months. Speaking on the recent terrorist attacks in India, including the recent serial bomb blasts in Uttar Pradesh, Mitra said circumstantial evidence point to a kind of a joint mission by the HUJI, along with LeT and JeM.
• December 5: Two soldiers, Chuni Lal and Muzaffar Ahmed, and an equal number of militants affiliated to the LeT group died in an overnight gun-battle at Ladhermud in the Awantipora area of Pulwama district.
• December 3: The Supreme Court stayed the death sentence of a LeT militant in the Red Fort attack case in which three Army personnel were killed on December 22, 2000. A bench comprising Justices G. P. Mathur and P. Sadasivam also issued notices on the petition of Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq, a Pakistani national and LeT militant to the Delhi Government. The Delhi High Court had confirmed the death sentence of the petitioner on September 14, 2007. A trial court had sentenced the petitioner to death in 2005 and Nazir Ahmed Quasid and his son Farooq Ahmed Quasid to life imprisonment. The High Court had, however, acquitted six others in the case. The petitioner had challenged his conviction and sentence in the case on the grounds that there was no evidence against him showing his involvement in the conspiracy and both the Trial Court and High Court had committed a grave error of law.
• December 2: Police in Kupwara district arrested Waqar Ahmed and Feroz Ahmed War, both members of the LeT, along with some arms and ammunition, a radio set and two mobile phones.
• November 29: Police killed Salman alias Hassan, a 'district commander' of the LeT, in a brief encounter in the Shalimar Bagh area of capital Srinagar. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), S. M. Sahai, said that one Sub Inspector of the Special Operations Group of Srinagar District Police, Arshid, sustained minor injuries in the incident. A Police headquarters press release added that Salman had carried out a number of attacks on security forces and tourists and he was also involved in a suicide attack.
• November 28: The SOG of police and troops shot dead a LeT militant, identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed, in an encounter at village Kither in the Gandoh area of Doda district.
• November 28: One Over Ground Worker of the LeT outfit, Javid Ahmad Mallah, was arrested by police in the Handwara area of Kupwara district.
• November 26: A LeT militant, Mohammed Rafiq Sheikh alias Abu Haider, was shot dead while his associate, who had come to meet his wife in the house of her relatives at Rang Bagla Neeram in the Mahore area of Reasi district, escaped after an encounter with the SF personnel.
• November 25: SFs recovered four Improvised Explosive Devices and nine kilograms of explosives from a natural cave in the Mangal forest area of Rajouri district. The consignment reportedly belonged to the LeT outfit, sources said.
• November 21: Pakistan army has developed a new type of "floating air pillow" to infiltrate militants from newly developed infiltration routes through rivers along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu sector. The "air pillows" were reported to have been successfully used by a group of five militants to infiltrate into Indian territory from Munawar Tawi along Sunderbani-Khour sector on the Rajouri-Jammu border, official sources said. The information on infiltration by the militants using specially designed floating air pillows has been revealed by Mohammed Sharif alias Sharka, a top LeT militant, who was operating in Rajouri district for the last seven years and was directly in touch with top LeT commanders and Pakistan army officers through his sophisticated wireless sets and phones. Sharka, who had surrendered before Rajouri Police a few days back, has disclosed that a group of five LeT militants had successfully used floating air pillows to cross Munawar Tawi from Sunderbani sector in Rajouri district and reached the Indian side of LoC in the first week of October 2007. From Sunderbani, the militants were taken to Gool-Gulabgarh via Pir Panjal range by a guide of the LeT outfit, sources added.
• November 16: In Sopore, unidentified militants opened fire on a former decoy of the LeT at Mohalla Momkak locality. He sustained gunshot wounds.
• November 15: SF personnel killed two Pakistani cadres of the LeT during an encounter in the Machhil area near Sonapindi on the Line of Control.
• November 14: Two Pakistani militants of the LeT were shot dead by troops of the Rashtriya Rifles and police in an encounter at village Seri Chowanan in the Mandi area of Poonch district. The slain militants were identified as Abu Qasim and Abu Hyder with the help of two identity cards recovered from their possession. Both of them have reportedly operating in Poonch district for the last eight months.
• November 12: Four Pakistani militants - two each of the HuM and LeT, were killed in an encounter with the security forces at Dooru in the Sopore area of Baramulla district. Three of the slain militants were identified as HuM "Deputy Chief" for Jammu and Kashmir, Qari Umar, and ‘commander’ Bilal Afghani and LeT cadre Abu Faris alias Daanish alias Shamsheer. One soldier was killed and four others were wounded in the encounter.
• November 11: Two ‘Fidayeen’ cadres of the LeT, holed up in a hotel at Sopore town in the Baramulla district for the past three days, were killed by SFs. A CRPF personnel too was killed during the encounter. Six other SF personnel were also injured in the encounter. The militants were identified as Abu Osama Zeeshan alias Qasim of Leh district in the NWFP of Pakistan and Abu Talha alias Janbaz Mumtaz Ullah of Meanwali district in Pakistan.
• November 9: Five militants and four SF personnel, including a Major, were killed in an encounter which lasted four days at Sadpora Mohalla in the Pattan town of Baramulla district. Commander of the 10 Sector Rashtriya Rifles, Brigadier K. A. Muthana, informed that all the five militants killed were foreign nationals affiliated to the Pakistan-based LeT. Major V. S. Sandu and three soldiers were killed in the encounter which began on November 6-evening.
• November 8: Two LeT militants opened fire on a bunker of the CRPF personnel who retaliated at Main Chowk in Sopore town of Baramulla district. Subsequent to the retaliatory firing, militants ran into a hotel Newlight and took positions on its top floor. Police and paramilitary personnel managed to evacuate a large number of holed up civilians and later engaged the militants in a gun battle.
• November 7: Three soldiers and two LeT militants were killed during an encounter in Sad Mohalla in the highway township of Pattan in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. The encounter had begun on November 6 evening following reports of LeT militants hiding in two houses of the area. At least five soldiers, including a JCO, sustained injuries in the continuing encounter. Three more LeT militants are suspected to have escaped from the cordoned locality.
• Two LeT militants, Mohd Sharif alias Sharka and Mohd Mushtaq, surrendered before police in Rajouri. According to official sources, they disclosed that the militants especially foreign mercenaries of LeT and JeM were strengthening their positions in Pir Panjal ranges and have even started operating training camps for local militants there.
• November 4: Two LeT militants present in a hideout at Thathri in the Sonarthawa area of Doda district were killed following a four-hour long encounter. Both were identified as Showkat Ali Khan (code name Abu Zubair) of Gojru Thathri and Abdul Latif (code name Abu Zubair) of Loharthawa.
• October 28: At Chalpura village in Kupwara district, troops arrested an over ground worker of the LeT, Javed Ahmed Khan.
• October 20: The Personal Security Officer of the Superintendent of Police in Sopore and a Pakistani militant of the LeT were killed during an encounter at Malpora, close to Malmapanpora, on Sopore-Bandipore road in the Baramulla district. One civilian and a policeman were injured in the incident while the SP escaped unhurt. Meanwhile, spokesman of the LeT, Abdullah Ghaznavi, said that one militant of his organisation died after killing five SOG personnel, including an Inspector. He identified the militant killed as Abu Abdullah Jaish and claimed that yet another encounter started between the militants of his organisation and security forces in the same area at 1630 hours. He said that the encounter was underway and details were not available immediately. Officials, however, maintained that only one constable got killed and one more sustained injuries before the militant was gunned down and said that no other encounter took place in Sopore or any other place in Kashmir valley on October 20.
• October 16: SFs killed three militants of the LeT outfit in the in the Lancha area of Ramban district. While two of the slain militants were identified as Rafeeq and Liyaqat, the identity of the third was not known.
• October 14: SFs arrested three hardcore militants of the LeT after an encounter at Pattimal in the Kishtwar district and recovered a cache of arms, ammunition and explosives from their possession. They were identified as Nissar Ahmed alias Abu Maaz, Ghulam Mohammed Shah alias Abu Qasim and Farooq Ahmed. Three AK-47 rifles, four magazines, 120 rounds, one Chinese grenade, two mobile telephones, five letter heads of the LeT outfit and some incriminating documents were recovered from their possession. Deputy Inspector General of Police (Doda range) Farooq Khan said that the arrests were made after SFs had launched a search operation in Pattimal after securing specific input about the movement of three LeT militants, who had been operating in the Dachan, Pattimal and Palmar areas for the last three years.
• October 11-12: Two suicide bombers were killed and three paramilitary personnel wounded in a suicide attack on a CRPF camp near the Dal Lake in capital Srinagar. The two heavily armed suicide militants entered into the makeshift battalion headquarters of the CRPF on October 11. Police and CRPF personnel on October 12 killed the two suicide bombers. The spokesman of the LeT, Abdullah Ghaznavi, in a satellite telephonic conversation from Pakistan claimed that fidayeen (suicide squad) of his group had stormed the camp.
• October 10: A ‘battalion commander’ of the LeT outfit, identified as Sabzar Ahmed Mir a.k.a. Muntazim, was killed in an encounter at Chak Cholan in the Pulwama district.
• October 8: The police and Rashtriya Rifles personnel shot dead a militant of the LeT, identified as Abu Usman (junior), at Gangabug forest in Kupwara district.
• October 5-6: Security forces killed Abu Furqan, LeT ‘district commander’ for Anantnag, during an encounter at Chitragam village in the Shopian district on October 5. The gun battle ended with the death of one soldier on October 6.
• October 5: Jammu and Kashmir Police sources stated that Mohammed. Sadik alias Sibly, a person belonging to Thoubal district, is a cadre of the LeT outfit. He was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police along with an AK rifle on August 30, 2007. He had reportedly gone from Manipur to Jammu and Kashmir to pursue Islamic studies and become a Moulvi (Islamic cleric). Later he joined the LeT outfit.
• October 4: In an encounter between militants of the LeT and SFs at Gamroo in the Bandipora district, two militants, identified as ‘divisional commander’ Moosa alias Abu Wafa and ‘chief operational commander’ Qasim Bhatti, and a Junior Commissioned Officer of the Army, Subash, were killed. Moosa had engineered most of the attacks on Police and civilian targets in capital Srinagar in the last one year. He had also been instrumental in a number of grenade attacks and IED blasts in the Bandipora, Ganderbal and Srinagar districts.
• October 2: Nine LeT militants, including the outfit’s ‘divisional commander’ of the Tangmarg-Beerwah belt, Bilal Afghani alias Chhota Bilal, and two of his close associates, Mohammad Sultan Bhat alias Rayees Khan and Janbaz Afghani, were killed during an encounter between militants and SFs in the Tangmarg-Beerwah belt of Baramulla district. One officer of the Rashtriya Rifles (34 Battalion), Major K. P. Vinay was killed on the spot, while another one, identified as Major Dinesh Raghuraman, who was among five other soldiers injured, died of his injuries later. "They offered tough resistance for all 38 hours of the gun battle. They are all unidentified but we believe, they are all Pakistani cadres of Lashkar-e-Toiba [LeT]," informed Commander of Sector 12 of Rashtriya Rifles, Brigadier, Kuldip Singh. LeT spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi, confirmed in a satellite telephonic conversation from Pakistan that nine militants of his outfit were killed in the 38-hour-long gun-battle in Tangmarg. He claimed that the militants killed 12 soldiers, including two Majors, and wounded 15 others.
• October 1: Doda police arrested three fresh recruits of the LeT outfit from Doda. These youths had been lured into militancy by a local LeT activist, Bashir Ahmed Ganaie. Police also arrested four motivators of militants from Doda. They were motivating youths to join LeT and HM outfits. Police also rescued eight youths from captivity of the militants.
• September 28: Unconfirmed reports indicated that three SF personnel were wounded in an improvised explosive device blast triggered by the militants at Devbagh in the Budgam district. LeT spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi claimed that seven soldiers were killed.
• September 27: SF personnel rescued six teenagers from the custody of militants in the Patnazi area of Doda district. They had been kidnapped on September 17 by LeT militants for taking them across the Line of Control for arms training.
Security forces arrested two militants of the LeT as soon as they infiltrated into Indian territory from village Damoi Kas in the Poonch district along with a large quantity of arms and ammunition.
• September 26: Troops killed two LeT militants, identified as Abdul Rasheed and Liaquat Ali alias Furqan, at Gool in the Ramban district.
• September 25: At least two LeT militants and a soldier, Varinder Kumar Sharma, were killed during an encounter that ensued after security forces launched a search operation at Khewri in the Rajouri district.
Abu Kasha alias Tango 9, a LeT ‘area commander’ for Rajouri district, was shot dead by the SFs at Sanyara Mohalla in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
Two more LeT cadres, identified as Gazi Ahmed Mir and Abdur Rehman Sani alias Hanzla of Pakistan, were killed by the troops at Shopian in the Pulwama district.
• September 24: A top militant of the LeT, identified as Abu Israr, and a Special Police Officer, Shah Hussain, were killed in an encounter at Sanyara Mohalla in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• September 23: One suspected Pakistani cadre of the LeT outfit was killed by SF personnel at Shiva village in the Sopore area of Baramula district.
• September 20: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of the LeT, called for intensification of "jehad in Kashmir and Afghanistan" to "strengthen Pakistan's Defence."
• September 19: Three SF personnel, including one identified as Shri Kumar, were killed and 20 others injured when terrorists ambushed a security convoy along Srinagar-Leh road at Gunwani-Gund in Sonamarg of Srinagar district. Three army buses were also damaged in the attack. Terrorists reportedly attacked with grenades and later opened fire with automatic weapons. Meanwhile, the LeT outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.
• September 18: Two LeT militants, including ‘section commander’ Shamsher Khan alias Rezwan, a Pakistani national, and his accomplice, Aijaz alias Bhai alias Shamsher, were killed while five SF personnel, including a Major, sustained injuries in a day-long gun battle at village Chinot in the Bhadarwah tehsil (administrative division) of Doda district.
• September 17: One Pakistani cadre of the LeT, identified as Abu Azad alias Gafari, was shot dead by SF personnel at village Gundha under Budhal police station in the Rajouri district. One of his associates managed to escape from the incident site.
One LeT cadre, Nisar Ahmed Dar alias Saajid, was arrested from an unspecified place under Sopore police station in the Baramulla district. Following his interrogation, three over ground workers, identified as Abdul Hameed Shah alias Hassan, Mushtaq Ahmed Changa alias Shahid and Muzaffar Ahmed Saboon alias Zubair, were arrested.
• September 16: Suspected LeT militants opened fire on a security convoy at Spurnag in the Handwara area of Kupwara district. The convoy of the Rashtriya Rifles was on its way to a forward area from Baramulla. No fatalities were reported.
In the Sopore area of Baramulla district, security forces and the LeT militants exchanged fire in the Model Town area. Superintendent of Police, Imtiyaz Hussain said that the raid was conducted following information on two LeT militants, Saifullah and Abu Zarrar, who had laid an ambush and were likely to attack a military convoy. In the exchange of fire, Abu Zarrar sustained injuries but both the militants managed to escape leaving behind a mobile phone. Official sources said there were no fatalities on the security force side.
• September 14: A Pakistani cadre of the LeT, Abu Mursad, was killed by SFs at Tujjar Sharif village near Sopore in the Baramulla district. Another terrorist, who sustained injuries, managed to escape from the incident site.
• September 13: Four LeT terrorists, including one ‘district commander’ Lal Din Gujjar, were shot dead by SF personnel during an encounter at Trinnar Nala area of Kishtwar district. Three others were identified as Umar Din, Kasih and Ghulam Qadir.
Confirming the death penalty awarded to Pakistani LeT militant Mohammed Ashfaq in the seven-year-old Red Fort attack case, the Delhi High Court said that terrorists, who have no value for human lives, deserved the capital punishment. The court, however, acquitted six other persons, including the Srinagar-based father-and-son duo Nazir Ahmed Qasid and Farooq Ahmed Qasid, who were sentenced to life imprisonment, and Ashfaq’s Indian wife Rehamana Yosuf Farooqui. She was given a seven-year jail term. Ashfaq and five other LeT militants, on the night of December 22, 2000, had sneaked into the Red Fort premises and opened indiscriminate firing killing three persons, including two Army personnel.
• September 12: Police in the capital Srinagar claimed to have foiled a suicide attack with the arrest of three LeT militants. Mohammad Maqbool Mir alias Shaheen, Ishfaq Ahmad Fazili alias Khand Peer and Ishtiyaq Ahmad Rather alias Billa were arrested from the Karan Nagar locality where one of them had acquired a house on rent. The Superintendent of Police (Special Operations Group) stated that they were planning to carry out a suicide attack on a Police or paramilitary target in the capital city.
• September 10: At least one soldier, Pawan Kumar, is reported to have died in a gunfight with militants in the Rajwar area of Kupwara district. Spokesman of the LeT, Abdullah Ghaznavi, claimed that five soldiers, including an officer, were killed and eight more were injured in the attack. He claimed that militants of the LeT, Al-Badr and JeM had already occupied a position usually held by troops and launched the attack when a column of army was on way to launch an operation.
Two armed LeT militants, Imtiyaz Hussain and Niaz Ahmed, and accompanied by their local sympathisers intruded into the house of Mohammed Amin at Tanta in the Doda district and reportedly assaulted Amin and his daughter. Even as police personnel from the nearby post rushed to the spot and engaged the militants in an encounter, they managed to escape.
Police arrested three LeT militants, who had recently been recruited into the outfit and given arms training in Sopore (Baramulla district), from village Cheera under the jurisdiction of Thathri police station in Doda district. Their recruiting agent, identified as Akhter Hussain, was also apprehended. The arrested militants were identified as Gulshan Ahmed Magrey, Manzoor Ahmed Wani and Nissar Ahmed Parrey, all residents of village Tanta.
• September 9: Four suspected foreign militants of the LeT outfit were shot dead by SF personnel and two others escaped after they managed to sneak from across the LoC into the Machil Sector of Kupwara district.
Tanweer Ahmad, a locally trained LeT militant, was arrested from the Sogam area in Kupwara district.
September 4: A LeT militant, Khursheed Ahmed, who was injured in an encounter with the SFs at Krawa forests in the Ramban district on September 2, died in the forests and his body was recovered on September 4.
• September 3: A soldier of the Territorial Army was wounded when suspected militants triggered an IED blast inside the shop of Army contractor Ghulam Mohiuddin at Bumhama in the periphery of Kupwara town. Abdullah Ghaznavi, spokesperson of the LeT, claimed responsibility for the attack.
• September 2: One LeT militant, Asif Ali Sheikh alias Soba, was shot dead by SF personnel at Gund Adaikot in the Ramban district.
Two LeT cadres, Naseer Ahmed Beig alias Raju Beig and Mukhtiar Ahmed, while taking Hawala money worth INR 300000 for their ‘commander’, Ashiq Hussain, were arrested from Passari forest area under Bhaderwah police station in the Doda district. They were working as over-ground workers for the outfit and used to shift Hawala money and arms for the militants.
The Hyderabad Police filed a new FIR charging 15 persons for their involvement in the August 25 twin blasts in the city. All of them were booked under the Explosives Act and for conspiring to carry out bomb attacks. Police Commissioner Balwinder Singh said that only four of the 15 suspects are in police custody. HuJI-BD ‘commander’ Shahid Bilal is among the 11 who are out of the police custody. The new FIR is largely based on the revelations of Sameer Sheikh alias Nayeem, an alleged LeT operative arrested on the Bangladesh border in West Bengal on April 1, 2007. He is also an accused in the Mumbai train blasts case. Nayeem reportedly told investigators that he transported intruders and 10 kilograms of RDX from Bangladesh to Mumbai and Hyderabad over the 18 months period prior to his arrest.
• September 1: Roshan Din alias Abu Darda, an ‘area commander’ of the LeT was killed by Reasi police and army at Nakka Pathri in the Gulabgarh area of Udhampur district.. Abu Darda was active since 2000 and was involved in a number of militant activities in Gool-Gulabgarh-Mahore belt.
• August 30: One LeT militant hailing from Manipur, Mohammed Sadeeq, was arrested from the Dudu-Basantgarh area of Kathua district in Jammu and Kashmir on an unspecified date. "Mohd Sadeeq, a resident of Foibal in Manipur, was arrested in Dudu-Basantgarh belt of Kathua district last week," said Kuldeep Khoda, the Director General of Police of Jammu and Kashmir. According to police sources, he is the first Bangladesh-trained militant from the Northeast to be arrested in Jammu and Kashmir. He reportedly attended training camps with al Qaeda operatives in Bangladesh. The report added that Sadeeq was initially picked up for al Qaeda outfit, but was later sent to Jammu and Kashmir along with a group of 10 to 15 militants, as the LeT was facing a shortage of cadres there.
• August 28: Police are investigating the connection of two Hyderabad based operatives of the LeT with the HuJI in connection with the twin blasts in Hyderabad on August 25.
• August 23: A LeT militant, identified as Abdul Hafiz a.k.a. Bashir Ahmed Mallah, a resident of Koti in the Doda district who was involved in several killings, surrendered before the police. Senior Superintendent of Police of Doda, Manohar Singh, said that Bashir had joined militancy in 2003 and was active in Doda and adjoining Bharat, Kulhand, Koti and Dessa areas.
• August 20: Two militants of the LeT outfit were killed in a day-long encounter with the SFs at Ganevpora-Hablipora village in the Shopian district.
• August 19: A hardcore LeT militant, Abu Bakar, was arrested by police from village Dudu under the jurisdiction of Basantgarh police station in Udhampur district
• August 12: A hardcore militant of the LeT, Rehman Saani alias Hanzulla, a Pakistani national, was killed by the SF personnel at Hiff-Khour in the Zainapora area of Pulwama district.
SFs arrested Gafoor Khan, an over-ground worker of the LeT, from the Lolab area of Kupwara district.
• August 9: Militants fired upon at a convoy of Army at Sheeri near Baramulla. The troops retaliated and the exchange of fire lasted for about 15 minutes. However, there was no report of any casualty. The LeT has claimed responsibility for the attack.
• August 8: SF personnel shot dead an ‘operations commander’ of the LeT, identified as Taib alias Abu Talah, during an encounter at Hanjipora in the Kupwara district. One solider, one police personnel and a civilian, Tariq Ahmad, sustained injuries during the encounter.
• August 7: Police arrested a LeT militant, identified as Manzoor Ahmed, from a hide-out at Cham Dhar in the Doda district.
Security forces arrested a civilian allegedly working for the LeT in the Banihal area of Ramban district.
• August 6: A court in New Delhi sentenced two LeT militants, Shahid Ahmed Bakshi, a resident of Ahmedabad in Gujarat, and Farhan Ahmed Ali, a resident of Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment for possessing arms and explosives. The court had held them guilty on July 30 under various provisions of the erstwhile POTA pertaining to unauthorised possession of arms, ammunition and explosives. Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur also fined the militants INR 50,000 each. The militants were arrested at Nizamuddin in New Delhi on August 30, 2002, with four kilograms of RDX, two detonators and a Chinese-made pistol along with magazine and 15 live cartridges.
Two top LeT militants, including an Afghan national, were shot dead by police in an encounter in the Gandoh area of Doda district. The slain militants were identified as John Mohammed (code name Bilal), a resident of Kunthal and Abu Shakeel Afghani, a foreign mercenary.
• August 5: During an encounter that ensued after SFs launched a cordon-and-search operation at Pazipora Chak in the Handwara area of Kupwara district, a LeT terrorist, identified as Abu Talib alias Usama, was killed. However, one of his associates managed to escape from the incident site.
• August 2: Two infiltrators were killed by the troops at Sanga in the Krishna Ghati area of Poonch district. Official sources said troops had observed the movement of a group of infiltrators near Hawai Post of Army at Sanga and in the ensuing encounter two infiltrators were killed while the rest of their associates managed to escape. The slain militants were believed to be Pakistanis belonging to the LeT outfit.
• July 31-August 1: The Army foiled an infiltration attempt near Ghodetal in the Uri sector of Baramulla district by killing all the eight terrorists. In the gun-battle, Colonel V. Vasant, a Commanding Officer of 9 Maratha Light Infantry, and a soldier, Lance Naik B. S. Ganapat, were also killed and a soldier wounded. Deputy Inspector General of Police (North Kashmir), B. Srinivas, said that the entire eight-member group of LeT infiltrators had been neutralized by the SFs in a 60-hour-long operation.
• July 31: Two youths, Jamsheed Ahmed and Shoaib Mohammed, were rescued from the captivity of LeT by the troops in the Bagla Bharat area of Doda district.
• July 30: The Doda district police arrested two new recruits of the LeT outfit during a raid conducted at Patnazi. They were identified as Aftab Ahmed and Mohammed Hashim.
• July 26: In the first Fidayeen (suicide squad) attack since October 2006, SFs killed both the militants at an encampment on the premises of Bhaba Atomic Research Centre at Zakoora on the outskirts of capital Srinagar. Director General of Police, Kuldeep Khoda, informed that two LeT militants made an unsuccessful attempt to sneak into a formation of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force at the defunct BARC facility at Zakoora. Both the militants, who emerged from a deserted orchard, lobbed hand grenades and opened gunfire on the pillboxes in the rear of the camp. Even as eight soldiers sustained injuries, the troops shot dead both the militants and also recovered two AK-56 rifles and three hand grenades from their possession. He said that one of the slain militants was identified as Feroz Ahmed Khan, a resident of Kangan in the Kashmir valley, and another was believed to be a Pakistani national. A LeT spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi claimed responsibility of the two-and-a-half-hour-long attacks and reportedly identified the slain militants as Feroz Khan alias Abu Muslim and a "guest militant" Abu Ma'az.
• July 25: More than a dozen Muslims, including at least one Pakistani and several US citizens of Pakistani-origin, have been sentenced to imprisonment for their association with the Pakistan-based LeT and for conspiracy to wage jihad against India. Although one of the convicts, 32-year old Sabri Benkahla, of Falls Church, Virginia, became a state witness, he too was sentenced this week to 121 months in federal prison, and ordered to pay a $17,500 fine. He was found guilty of perjury before the grand jury and of making false official statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including his denial of involvement with an overseas jihad training camp in 1999, as well as his asserted lack of knowledge about individuals with whom he was in contact. Most of the convicts attended the Dar al Arqam Islamic Centre in Falls Church, Virginia. In June 2003, Benkahla and 10 others were indicted by a grand jury in Alexandria for conspiring to attack Indian troops in Kashmir and the Russians in Chechnya in the course of training for jihad in Virginia and Pakistan. Among the defendants, Masaud Khan, Seifullah Chapman, Randall Royer, Ibrahim Al-Hamdi, Muhammed Aatique, Yong Kwon, and Khwaja Hasan, were alleged to have attended jihad training camps operated by the LeT in 2000 and 2001. In September 2003, Khan and Royer were charged with conspiring to wage war against the United States, aid the Taliban, aid al Qaeda, and Khan, Royer, Chapman, and Hammad Abdur-Raheem were charged with providing assistance to the LeT.
• July 23: The Doda district police neutralized a LeT hideout at Seoj Dhar under the jurisdiction of Bhadarwah police station and recovered five kilograms of RDX, two under barrel grenade launchers, nine hand grenades, 300 AK rounds, 12 SLR rounds, four AK magazines, one radio set, three detonators, ration items and accessories of explosive devices. However, no arrests were made from the hideout.
• July 23: Official sources said a group of LeT militants abducted and later killed Javid Iqbal, a cadre of the HM, from Kither Bonjwa in the Gandoh area of Doda district. According to sources, Iqbal had surrendered before the security forces about two years back. However, he rejoined the HM group about six months back.
• July 22: A LeT militant, identified as Mohammed Shaffi, was killed in an encounter with the SFs at village Sangan in the Banihal area of Ramban district. However, one of his associates managed to escape from the encounter site.
• July 18: Mohammad Khalid-ur-Rahman, a Pakistani national who played a core role in organising the LeT’s pan-India terror network, was killed in a shootout with police and troops near Bhaderwah in the Doda district. A woman was also killed when the militant lobbed grenade on a house to take refuge there.
• July 17: Two Army soldiers, identified as Hari Kishore and P.T. Vasant, were killed and eight others injured when a group of five Pakistani cadres of the LeT ambushed a convoy of Rashtriya Rifles in the Belni forests - between Tota Gali and Bhatta Durian area – of Surankote tehsil in the Poonch district. The ambush followed a heavy exchange of gun fighting between troops and militants for two hours but the militants, who had taken position atop the hills, managed to escape.
VDC members of village Bagiyana killed another LeT terrorist. A defence spokesman said that VDC members noticed movement of a terrorist in the Bagiyana nullah. When the militant was challenged, he opened fire which was retaliated by the VDC members. In the ensuing fire fight, the terrorist, identified as Ghulam Mohammad, was killed.
• July 16: Doda police arrested three hardcore over-ground workers of the LeT outfit, including two Government employees. They were identified as Ghulam Rasool alias Doctor, Rayees Ahmed Natnoo and Tariq Saleem.
• July 7: A Pakistani militant of the LeT, identified as Abu Haider Zarar, operating in the Surankote area for last three years, was killed inside a house while his two body-guards escaped during an encounter with troops of Rashtriya Rifles at village Dandian in the Bafliaz area of Surankote tehsil in Poonch district.
Police claimed to have arrested eight militants of the LeT and Tehreeh-ul-Mujahideen, who were planning to carry out grenade attacks in Srinagar, from the Tral area Pulwama district.
• July 6: The Doda district police cracked a network of Hawala operators with the arrest of three activists of LeT and recovery of INR 1.97 lakh cash besides explosive material from their possession. The three were identified as Bashir Ahmad Banday alias Billal, Jamal Din Mughal and Fareed Ahmed Chopan.
• July 1: July 1: All the three top LeT terrorists, held up in a house since June 30-night at Dalli Nowpora in the Kulhand area of Doda district, were killed by the SF personnel. A police constable, Abdul Rashid, was killed in the operation while five others sustained injuries. Official sources said the body of one of the slain terrorists was recovered from the incident site while two others were buried in debris of the house.
• June 29: SFs managed to ascertain the hideout of two of the five terrorists involved in the attack June 28 attack and killed both the Pakistani cadres of the LeT in a day-long encounter in the Handwara town of Kupwara district. Two soldiers also sustained injuries.
• June 28: Three terrorists of the LeT were killed in an encounter with the security force personnel at Harpora Salkoot village near the Army's headquarters of 28-Infantry Division in the Kupwara district. A woman, identified as Fehmeeda, is reported to have died in the crossfire. He disclosed that the militants, with a clear intention of launching a suicide attack on the Army formation, were wearing combat uniform, including military shoes and bullet proof-like vests.
One soldier was killed and at least 16 soldiers and a sixteen-year old boy, Zahid Manzoor Bhat, were wounded when militants ambushed a convoy of the Army near Chotipora-Marhatgam in Pulwama district using AK-56 rifles and rocket launchers. Spokesman of the LeT, Abdullah Ghaznavi, claimed over telephone that two of the targeted vehicles were destroyed by two militants of his group.
Two LeT militants, identified as Abdul Rahim Malla alias V5 and Mohamed Shafi Malla, were arrested during a search operation by the troops in the Rafiabad area of Baramulla district.
• June 26: Two SF personnel and a militant of the LeT, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Bhat, outfit were killed in an encounter at Gamroo in the Bandipora district. The house of Ghulam Mohammad Shah, where the militants had allegedly taken refuge, was damaged in the incident.
• June 25: Two civilians, Nissar Ahmed and Riyaz Ahmed, were killed and 14 others, including five women, sustained injuries when a suspected LeT militant lobbed a grenade in a crowded area at Old Bus Stand in the Doda town. The blast occurred in front of Hotel Tak Residence where a large number of people had gathered for shopping and other purposes. Sources said eye-witness accounts helped police to identity the militant involved in the incident. He is reportedly a resident of Doda and belonged to the Fareed Sheikh group of the LeT.
• June 24: Five cadres of the LeT and one Army personnel were killed and two soldiers wounded in an encounter which ensued after SF personnel challenged a group of infiltrators at Ismail Di Dori in the Karnah sector of Kupwara district. Havildar Chuni Lal, a resident of Doda district, who died in the encounter, had received the Vir Chakra in recognition of his gallantry in the Kargil War of 1999.
10 personnel of the Special Operations Group of the Police were wounded in an IED blast at Maloora on the Srinagar-Sumbal Road. LeT spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi, claimed that three soldiers died and 10 others sustained injuries in the IED blast that was caused by militants of his organisation.
• June 22: Mohammadd Ashraf Sheikh Moulvi, a militant of the LeT, was arrested at Rampora in the Kulgam district.
• June 21: An activist of the LeT, identified as Arif Hussain Naikoo, was arrested from Chakoora village in the Pulwama district.
• June 18: Security forces killed three militants of the LeT, including ‘divisional commander’ Abu Furqaan, in the Beerwah area of Budgam district. The other two were identified as Amaar and Bilal Ahmed Dar alias Saifullah.
About 100 Pakistanis are being trained exclusively as Fidayeen (suicide squad) in three training camps of the LeT in Pakistan, according to disclosures made by two Pakistani militants recently arrested on the Line of Control. They are reportedly being trained to target the political leadership in Jammu and Kashmir, the militants have said during their questioning. The disclosures were made by Pakistani militants identified as Mohammed Yaseen Jat, a resident of Sialkot in the Punjab province, and Akhter-ul-Islam, who were arrested by Army at Lilum Vilgam in the Handwara area of Kupwara district. According to sources, the militants have disclosed that the Fidayeen were being given special training at Akas training camp at Muzaffarabad; LeT’s base camp at Kotli and Lashkar Point, a new training camp created for Fidayeen.
• June 17: A suspected LeT operative and an accused in the May 18-bomb blast at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, Sheikh Abdul Nayeem alias Sameer, briefly escaped from police custody, before being re-arrested two kilometers away after an hour’s chase.
An over-ground worker of the LeT, Zahoor Ahmad Wani, was arrested by the Rashtriya Rifles personnel from Lalpura village in the Kupwara district.
• June 16: Two college students, one undergoing Graduation degree in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) and another studying Bachelor in Computer Applications from Kawa Institute of Management and Technology, Jammu, have turned out to be top militants of LeT outfit and were arrested by police from Channi Himmat along with a consignment of explosives and hawala money. Police sources said that Raees Hayat Khan alias Aijaz and Mohd Taj, both residents of Chak Banola in the Poonch district, had been assigned the task of striking at Amarnath pilgrimage base camp in Jammu and lob grenades on the first batch of pilgrims scheduled to take off on June 30.
• June 15: Two persons were killed nine others sustained injuries in an ambush by terrorists near the crowded Iqbal Market in the Sopore town of Baramulla district. Even as the troops retaliated, both the terrorists managed to escape from the incident site. Officials said that the duo, identified as Abu Zarrar and Abu Qittal, were believed to be members of a lately infiltrated group of the LeT, which is reported to have claimed responsibility for the ambush.
The Superintendent of Police (Operations) in Srinagar, Mohammad Irshad, informed that police arrested a Srinagar-based militant Abu Faisal who disclosed that a suicide squad has sneaked into the capital city to carry out an attack. Subsequently, police conducted search operations in the Rajbagh-Nowgam area and killed two militants, identified as Abu Tufail and Abu Hafiz, both Pakistani cadres of the LeT. However one wanted militant Obaid alias Shahid was able to flee in an injured condition.
• June 14: SFs arrested two Pakistani militants of the LeT while making an attempt to kill Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad and Union Tourism Minister, Ambika Soni, during their visit to the under-construction complex of the Institute of Hotel Management, close to Police Station Rajbagh in the capital Srinagar. During interrogation, the duo reportedly revealed that they had been tasked to carry out a suicide attack on Azad and Soni. They revealed that a quantity of their arms and ammunition, as also their commanders, were in the Bandipora area of Baramulla district.
• June 12: Three LeT terrorists and three soldiers were killed in a gun-battle in the Gagal forest area of Kupwara district. Five SF personnel also sustained injuries in the incident. One of the militant, according to official sources, had been identified as LeT’s Kupwara "Financial Chief" Abu Moosa, a Pakistani national. Officials informed that Moosa had been continuously operating in Lolab valley since 2002. Three militants of the group managed to escape from the incident site.
A suspected LeT militant was arrested from near the Azadpur Sabzi Mandi in north Delhi. Identified as Mukhtar Ahmed Khan from Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir, the militant was carrying about 1.5 kilograms of RDX, a timer and two detonators meant to cause bomb blasts in Delhi at the behest of LeT commander Abu Alqama.
• June 11: Angry crowds in PoK set ablaze a hospital set up by the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, set up by Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafeez Mohammed Sayeed, after the outfit’s cadre allegedly killed a boy and injured two others in a land dispute. The crowd set on fire the huge "set up" of the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa at Pajgran village near Muzaffarabad, capital of PoK, after a boy was shot dead and two others were wounded, allegedly by people belonging to the outfit. The Jama’at-ud-Da’awa in a press release from its headquarters in Lahore, however, said local "land mafia" set fire to its surgical hospital set up to treat the 2005 earthquake victims. Police arrested over a dozen activists of the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, including the one who had allegedly shot dead 17-year old Adnan Shah.
• June 10: Police arrested six militants of the LeT’s Abu Umar group. They were reportedly involved in a series of grenade attacks in Bhaderwah and other areas of Doda district. During interrogation, the militants also admitted that they were planning to lob more grenades in Bhaderwah town and outskirts in the next few days.
• June 9: In south Kashmir, two CRPF personnel and two civilians were wounded when militants clashed with a CRPF party protecting the railway track in Awantipora-Bijbehara belt. Subsequently, a LeT spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack.
• April 7: A suspected LeT operative held near the Bangladesh border in April was shown as arrested by police in Hyderabad in connection with the May 18 bomb blast in the city’s Mecca Masjid. Nayeem alias Sameer was earlier in the custody of Mumbai police and was brought here on a transit warrant. He was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days. Sameer was one of four suspected LeT cadres held by the BSF near the Bangladesh border in April while they were trying to sneak into West Bengal. Later, he was handed over to Mumbai Police for his alleged involvement in bomb attacks on local trains. During a narco-analysis test, Sameer reportedly told Mumbai Police that he had transported RDX to Hyderabad, officials sources said. This was the second arrest by the Special Investigation Cell of city police which is probing the bomb blast. Earlier on May 25, police arrested Shoaib Jagirdar, a close associate of Sameer, from Jalna in Maharashtra. He is now in judicial remand.
• June 6: Police arrested Mohammad Razzik, a LeT militant, from the Cheera area of Doda district. Razzik was reportedly a close associate of LeT 'district Commander' Abu Jindal, a foreign militant currently active in the Kither and Thathri areas.
• June 4: SF personnel foiled an infiltration attempt, killing four heavily armed LeT terrorists at Kanga Gali in the Manjakote sector of Rajouri district. One Army personnel, identified as Sumit Dogra, was killed and another, Kuldeep Raj, injured in the abortive infiltration attempt. This was the fifth infiltration attempt which was foiled by Army in the Rajouri and Poonch districts last fortnight.
June 3: Hafiz Muhammad Hamid, brother of Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the LeT chief, was deported along with his family from the United States. He is expected to arrive in Pakistan on June 5-morning. Hafiz Hamid was imam (priest) at the Islamic Centre of Greater Worcester, Massachusetts, and had been fighting immigration regulation infringements for the last several months. His other brother, Hafiz Muhammad Masood, is also fighting deportation and is now waiting for the next hearing of a US federal immigration court on October 11, 2007. Hafiz Muhammad Hamid came to the US in 2000 to attend a finance conference organised by the Harvard Programme for Islamic Finance. He stayed on to become the imam of the Worcester mosque. He reportedly worked closely with the Islamic Society of Boston. Before coming to the US, he is believed to have been in charge of the LeT ‘safe house’ at Moon Chowk in Lahore, a "facility" that no longer exists.
• June 1: Two soldiers died and 16 others inured in an encounter with two suicide squad (Fidayeen) cadres of the LeT follwing their attack on the Army convoy as well as STC of the J&K Police at Sheeri in the Baramulla district. Both the terrorists were also killed in the gun-battle. LeT spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi claimed that the incident at Sheeri was his group’s Fidayeen attack. He claimed that five police personnel and six soldiers of the army were killed and 15 more injured and confirmed that both the suicide squad cadres were killed in the operation.
• May 31: Two LeT cadres, Shahid alias Latta and Saleem Bhat, who were involved in several killings and other subversive activities, were shot dead by police at Asthanmarg in the Gool area of Ramban district.
• May 30: Terrorists shot dead a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shailey Singh, inside the house of a State Forest Corporation employeeat Udrana in the Doda district and escaped. However, a LeT ‘divisional commander’, Abu Umar, was reportedly trapped by police in a house. Sources said the terrorists had sheltered in the house belonging to Shabir Ahmed alias Billa alias Sabba, and his brother Shakoor Ahmed alias Shanku at Udrana, who were later arrested.
Foiling another infiltration attempt, SFs shot dead three terrorists, believed to be foreign mercenaries of the LeT outfit, during an encounter at Sabra Gali on the LoC in the Balakote sector of Poonch district. Sources said infiltration attempts have gradually increased since April 2007 with reports indicating that the number of infiltrators has already surpassed 120.
A Pakistani militant of the LeT, identified as Sulaiman, is reported to have died in an encounter with SF personnel in the Bandipora area of Baramulla district.
• May 29: The Jama’at-ud-Da’awa (also known as Lashkar-e-Toiba [LeT]) plans to resume publication of its entire catalogue of seven publications with new names over fears that the government may impose a possible ban on the existing names. The Jama’at-ud-Da’awa was earlier outlawed in January 2001 when it operated under the name of the LeT. Currently, it publishes the weeklies Ghazwa, Zarb-e-Taiba and Taibaat along with the monthlies Adawa and Babul Islam in Urdu. It also publishes the monthlies Voice of Islam and Al-Ribaat in English and Arabic, respectively. These publications propagate jihad and highlight the nationwide activities of the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa. Sources said that the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa would rename its publications following a decision made during a recent meeting chaired by the groups’ chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed. However, Yahya Mujahid, the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa spokesman, did not confirm such plans.
• May 23: A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Yougal Manhas, and his driver, Zahoor Ahmed, were injured when a terrorist fired from his AK-56 rifle directly targeting Manhas in his police vehicle, just outside his office, in the Mendhar town of Poonch district. The terrorist later escaped from the incident site, a crowded place adjacent to the police station. An Al-Mansooran (a front for the Lashkar-e-Toiba [LeT]) spokesman, Amir Mir, rang up Daily Excelsior from PoK to claim responsibility for the attack. He said that it was a Fidayeen (suicide squad) attack and was executed by two cadres of his groups. Police, however, maintained that only one terrorist was involved in the attack, adding that it was not a suicide attack as the terrorist committed action for few seconds and fled.
• May 16: SFs shot dead a 'divisional commander' of the LeT, Abu Saifullah, a Pakistani, in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district. One of his associates, reportedly his body-guard, managed to escape.
• May 15: SF personnel killed two LeT militants at Waterhal in the Budgam district.
• May 14: A LeT cadre, identified as Tariq Hussain Wani alias Abu Hamza, was shot dead by the police in an encounter at Panchaal in the Doda district.
Another militant of the LeT was killed in an encounter with the security force personnel in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.
A letter, purportedly written by a LeT militant, threatening to kill the President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, and the Congress party chief, Sonia Gandhi, was recovered from a cinema hall at Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. The letter, written by Karim Ansari, claiming to be a LeT militant, threatened to "eliminate soon Gandhi and Kalam and to blow up on May 24 Meerut Railway Station, Apsara Cinema and several other cinemas in the city besides the Delhi Railway Station, India Gate and Palampur (IGIA) Airport."
• May 9: Three Pakistani cadres of the LeT group are reported to have died during an encounter with the SFs at Dardharey village in the Kupwara district. One Kashmiri militant, namely Bilal Ahmed Mir, and a guide, identified as Abdul Khaliq, were arrested from the incident site.
• May 8: The Indian government said that Pakistan-based LeT has been building up a women cadre by imparting arms training to them at its camps in Pakistan. Available reports suggest that LeT is running training camps in Pakistan and PoK for imparting arms training to its women cadre. Union Minister of State for Home, Sriprakash Jaiswal, in a written answer in the Parliament said there was continued involvement of Pakistan and Pakistan-based terrorist outfits like the LeT, JeM and HM in terrorist violence in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of India. "They were using and leveraging the existing infrastructure of terror in Pakistan occupied Kashmir and other parts of Pakistan," he said.
Two LeT terrorists and one soldier were killed at Chowgal in the Handwara area of Kupwara district.
• May 7: Police arrested a LeT militant, identified as Ishfaq Ahmed Ganai, from Sogam village in the Kupwara district.
• May 6: Pakistan-based terrorist groups, particularly the LeT and JeM, are increasingly depending on "surrogate bases" in Bangladesh, Nepal and the Middle East for movement of trained cadres and finances for their operations, indicated the Union Home Ministry. A home ministry document, based on intelligence inputs, said the Bangladesh-based HuJI, linked to the LeT and JeM, is recruiting Indian youths, sending them to Pakistan for training and re-inducting them via Bangladesh to carry out terrorist attacks. "This is evident from the Mumbai local train serial bomb blasts in which 11 Pakistanis infiltrated through the Indo-Nepal border in Bihar, Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal and Indo-Pakistan border in Gujarat," the report said.
• May 2: Intelligence agencies have said the Pakistan-based LeT and the ISI, Pakistan’s external intelligence agency, are trying to revive militancy in the Indian State of Punjab through sympathisers of the Sikh militant groups like the BKI, the ISYF, KZF and KCF. Statesman reports that information has been sent to the Punjab Police about the plans to target towns of Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Pathankot region. Instructions have also been given to monitor the activities of sympathisers of BKI-Hawara, ISYF-Rode, KZF- Neeta and KCF, who are sending funds through hawala (illegal money transfer) to "re-launch their separatist movement".
• April 29: Four militants of a recently infiltrated group of LeT cadres were killed in a joint operation by the Rashtriya Rifles and Kupwara Police in the Kandi forest area of Kupwara district. However, two militants, one of them in an injured condition, of the group managed to escape from the incident site.
A LeT cadre, identified as Abu Hamza alias Shamsher, was shot dead by the troops in the Budhal area of Rajouri district.
• April 28: Three LeT militants were killed during an encounter with troops of Rashtriya Rifles and police at village Panjan in the Dessa area of Doda district. One of the militants was identified as Mubarak Ali of Dessa. Another unidentified militant is believed to be a Pakistani national.
• April 27: The Lashkar-e-Toiba ([LeT]; also known as Jama’at-ud-Da’awa) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed endorsed various steps taken by the Islamabad-based Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) administration for the implementation of Sharia (Islamic law) in Pakistan. "The Lal Masjid administration talks about Sharia, therefore we support it," he said in his Friday sermon at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi.
Interrogation of the three suspected LeT militants arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police near Dilli Haat (a crowded shopping complex) in the national capital on April 26-evening has revealed that they were planning to target functions being organised to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the First War of Independence. The three had been sent to Delhi at the instance of Abu Al Kama, the mastermind of the October 2005 pre-Diwali serial blasts in the Capital. Abu Al Kama had fled to Pakistan after the October 2005 blasts and had directed Abu Ammar, a Pakistan national and LeT’s ‘operational chief commander’ in Jammu region based in Doda to carry out explosions in Delhi. Ammar had asked one Shafaqat Iqbal Mir to deliver a consignment of explosives to a Pakistani militant, Mohammad Hasan alias Abu Qasim, in Delhi. The suspect and another terrorist, Shabbir Ahmed, were allegedly handing over the consignment to Abu Qasim when they were arrested near Dilli Haat.
• April 26: SFs reportedly recovered the dead body of a LeT cadre, identified as Bashir Ahmed alias Abu Samama alias A5, from near his house at Mahore in the Reasi district.
Three LeT militants, including a Pakistani national, were arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police outside the Dilli Haat (a crowded shopping complex) in the national capital. The police recovered two kilograms of RDX, three detonators, two hand-grenades, a timer and INR 25,000 in cash from them. The three were identified as Abu Kasim, a Pakistani national, and Shafaqat and Shabbir, residents of Jammu and Kashmir. Shafaqat and Shabbir reportedly said that they were recently directed by their handler to hand over the consignment of explosives to a Pakistani militant. The police suspect that the Kasim was part of a "core strike team" dispatched to carry out explosions in the Capital.
Another plot to assassinate the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad in a suicide attack during his rally at Bandipora in the Baramulla district was foiled by police with the arrest of three militants, including a Pakistani national. A senior police officer said that a top LeT militant, Showkat Ahmed, was arrested from the capital Srinagar on April 24. During interrogation, he revealed that the LeT, JeM and HM had hatched a joint conspiracy to assassinate the Chief Minister at Bandipora during his rally. Police raided a militant hideout on the outskirts of Srinagar from where two associates of Showkat were also arrested. They included one Pakistani, Abu Sikander.
• April 25: Security forces arrested a supporter of the LeT, identified as Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, at Takiya Panzalla in the Baramulla district.
• April 22: Three top HM cadres, including a deserter SPO, were allegedly killed by LeT in the remote and hilly area of Kither under the jurisdiction of Gandoh police station in Doda district. The slain militants were identified as Abdul Qayoom, Sajjad Ahmed and Shabir Ahmed. While Abdul Qayoom was a deserter SPO, Sajjad and Shabir were active in militancy for the last two years. Official sources said the trio was allegedly strangulated by Pakistan-based militants of the LeT as they were planning to surrender before the security forces.
A LeT militant, identified as S. K. Shamir, who was arrested from Petrapole in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on April 2, has admitted to having planted explosives in at least five places at different railway stations in Mumbai and its adjoining areas triggering the July 11, 2006- serial bomb blasts, according to UNI. This was revealed from the narco-analysis tests conducted on the accused in Bangalore on April 15, sources in the West Bengal Police said. While Shamir was sent on transit remand, his Kashmiri associate Mujaffar Ahmed Khan was remanded to judicial custody till May 2. Both were sent to Bangalore last week for the tests. The test revealed that Shamir is a B.Sc. Graduate, having good knowledge in chemistry and chemical explosives, sources added.
• April 16: Terrorists made an abortive attempt on the lives of two engineers with IRCON, the construction wing of the Indian Railways, killing their guard near a railway track at Naina Bhatpora in the Pulwama district. The Al-Mansooran, a front outfit for the LeT, claimed responsibility for the attack on two IRCON engineers. The two engineers — Hilal Ahmed and Kishen Kumar — escaped unhurt. On April 14, 2007, the Jammu and Kashmir Police had killed two LeT cadres, ‘district commander’ Pinto Malik and Shiraz Mir, at Wayil in the Shopian area of Pulwama district. Malik had allegedly beheaded two IRCON engineers at Awantipora in Pulwama, in 2004. IRCON is involved in the laying of tracks and setting up other infrastructure for the Qazigund-Baramulla railway line project.
• April 15: SF personnel shot dead two top cadres of the LeT, identified as ‘district commander’ Fayaz Ahmed Mir and Abu Hamza, at Upper Dandi in the Doda district. One personnel of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force was injured in the operation that lasted for more than four hours. An injured militant, however, reportedly managed to escape from the incident site. Two AK-56 rifles, six magazines, two pouches, three grenades, a radio set, two letter pads of the LeT outfit and some incriminating documents, including three diaries, were recovered from the incident site.
• April 14: Two LeT militants were killed and a security force personnel was wounded during an encounter with the SFs in the Pulwama district.
• April 11: A LeT plot to assassinate Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad at the first ever public rally in newly created Ramban district was foiled by the police with the arrest of four militants, including a suspected Congress party worker and his wife. A Pakistani Fidayeen (suicide squad), who had entered Ramban on April 11-night along with an automatic AK rifle and half a dozen grenades, managed to escape as the LeT plot was foiled by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and police minutes before Azad entered the rally venue in Ramban town. Official sources said that acting on a specific input developed by the IB about the LeT plot, police arrested a suspected Congress worker, Farooq Ahmed Wani, and his wife Haseena Begum minutes before the arrival of Azad.
The Pakistan-based LeT has called for the formation of an 'Elders Council'-comprising both factions of the APHC, Bar Association and Kashmiri intellectuals - and asked the Kashmiri separatist leaders to unite on one platform "at this crucial juncture." LeT spokesman Abdullah Ghaznavi asked the two factions of the separatist Hurriyat Conference to unite on one platform "at this crucial juncture" and salvage the "freedom movement" from the quagmire of failure. "If the (split) Hurriyat leaders failed to sink their differences and unite on one platform and a solution (of the Kashmir problem), not in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people was allowed to be imposed, history would never forgive these leaders," the spokesman said. He added that the "freedom movement" had entered into a critical phase and required to be actively guided by an "Elders Council" comprising leaders of the united Hurriyat, Kashmir Bar Association and Kashmiri intellectuals.
• April 7: SFs arrested one over-ground worker, working for the LeT, along with four hand grenades and two UBGL grenades at Gund Brath Sopore in the Baramulla district.
• April 3: Police arrested a LeT militant, Mohammed Farooq, from village Dorimal in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.
A LeT militant, identified as Showkat Ali Wani, injured in an encounter with troops at Bounjwah in Gandoh of Doda district on March 31, succumbed to his injuries in a forest area and his body was recovered today.
• March 31: Police shot dead Mohammed Ali alias Abu Zar, a ‘section commander’ of the LeT, at Kither in the Kishtwar area of Doda district.
Four over-ground workers of the LeT were arrested for supporting militancy in the Doda district. They were identified as Mohammed Ashraf, Din Mohammed, Sajjad Ahmed and Rehmatullah.
• March 28: A LeT militant of Pakistani origin, identified as Sehraj Ahmed, a resident of Kamalpur in Hazira area of PoK, was killed by security forces in an encounter at village Nar in Mankot area of Poonch district. He was operating with code names of Abu Harara and Abu Abdul Rehman.
• March 22: Police arrested three local militants of LeT in Srinagar city. They were identified as Zubair Ahmed Malik alias Abu Umar, his cousin Ehtisham Malik alias Abu Hashim and Faisal Ahmed Bhat alias Vicky alias Abu Salah-ud-din, all residents of the Sopore district. Sources said that the three militants had shifted their base to Srinagar after working with LeT in Sopore town and Kandi belt of Kupwara district.
• March 20: In a major cordon-and-search operation at Chhotimarg hamlet in the Divar forest area of Lolab valley in Kupwara district SFs killed four militants of the LeT outfit who were hiding at the residence of one Abdul Aziz War. The militants were identified as Riyaz Ahmed Wani and Maqsood Ahmed Ganai from Kashmir; and Abdur Rehman and Abu Huraira, from Pakistan. An Army officer, identified as Captain Harshan, was killed during the encounter. One soldier sustained injuries in the incident.
Srinagar Police claimed to have arrested two local cadres of LeT, namely Tariq Ahmad Baba alias Kamil and Manzoor Ahmad Dar alias Umar. Police said that some arms and ammunition were recovered from them, adding that, both the militants had raised a hideout in Srinagar which had been used for hiding and planning subversive activities by a number of militants.
• March 19: Police foiled a plan of Pakistan based LeT to strike Srinagar city when they arrested a militant, identified as Assadullah. The arrested militant later confessed that he was planning with other LeT militants to strike in the Srinagar city.
Police neutralised LeT module in Sopore township of Baramulla district with the arrest of six youths. "We have busted a module of LeT outfit and arrested six boys who were terrorising people at the behest of Pakistani militants of the LeT outfit," Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sopore, Mir Imtiyaz Ahmad said. He said three hand grenades were recovered on the tip off given by the arrested youth.
• March 11: Two Pakistani militants of LeT, identified as Abdul Majeed and Mohd Jameel, arrested in Rajouri on March 10 disclosed that they had infiltrated into Indian territory in a group of eight through sea route from Karachi to Mumbai. The militants have claimed that they paid a "huge amount" to Coastguards to reach Mumbai after a private boat, they were sailing in, was intercepted by the guards. This is for the first time when infiltration of Pakistani militants has been reported through sea-route. Two local militants, identified as Feroz Mohd and Mohd Taj both residents of Sangiot, Mendhar were also arrested along with the Pakistani militants.
SFs arrested a LeT militant, identified as Bashir Ahmed Awan, from Loran Mandi in Poonch district. A defence spokesman said that on interrogation, Awan led the search party to a hideout where from it recovered war like stores, including 4-kgs white explosives, IED CCT-01, 2 hand grenades and 2 electric detonators.
• March 10: In north Kashmir, Handwara Police arrested a civilian, Javeed Ahmad Mir and recovered two hand grenades and a huge quantity of medicines which were to be supplied to LeT militants.
• March 7: In a major combing operation in Wudar Balla forest cover of Rajwar in the Kupwara district security forces claimed to have killed four Pakistani cadres of the LeT. Security forces also recovered four AK-56 rifles from the site of the encounter. Lt. Col Rajiv Kapoor, of Rashtriya Rifles 28 Bn, was injured the incident.
• March 5: An injured LeT militant, Pakistani national Mohammad Mansoor Manhas, who escaped from the encounter at Gund-Jehangir village in Sumbal area earlier in the day was arrested along with six of his local associates, including a woman, from Sopore. The local associates were identified as Khurshid Ahmad Lone, his wife Masarat, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Ishtiyaq Ahmad Naikoo, Gulzar Ahmad Najar and Assadullah Parray. AK 56 rifle along with some ammunition were recovered from Manhas.
• February 28: Police and SOG shot dead, Abu Talha, a ‘district commander’ of the LeT, who was plotting fidayeen (suicide) attacks at Governor’s House and State Legislators hostel in Jammu, in an encounter at village Safian in foothills of Bala Sundri temple under Billawar police station jurisdiction in the Kathua district. Abu was a Pakistani national operating in Doda, Bhadarwah and Basantgarh. While two of his accomplices, Naseer Ahmed alias Bittu alias Raju and Lateef Bakerwal, were arrested, one police constable was injured in the encounter.
• February 27: Two soldiers of the Rashtriya Rifles and an unidentified militant were killed and a soldier wounded in the Mawar area of Kupwara district. Official sources said that the militant killed in the encounter was unidentified though he was believed to be a Pakistani cadre of the LeT.
Two cadres of the LeT are killed during an encounter with the SFs at Khan Sodal village in the Handwara area of Kupwara district. Superintendent of Police (Handwara), Haseeb Mughal, said that two AK-56 rifles, one UBGL, four hand grenades, one Kenwood wireless set and a Nokia mobile phone set with SIM (no. 9419954173), are recovered from the encounter site.
Two LeT militants escaped from the Lucknow district and sessions court campus. Maqsood Ahmed and Mohd Saeed, both Pakistani nationals, were detained under POTA, for their involvement in the 2001 attack on a CRPF camp in Delhi. According to the report, both the militants had sought permission to go to the toilet before being produced in the court. As they emerged from the toilet one of the LeT cadres, armed with a pistol, fired in the air and subsequently both escaped. A sub-inspector and two constables who accompanied the LeT militants from the prison to the court, have been placed under suspension and a criminal case has been registered against them.
• February 20: Terrorists killed two personnel of a CRPF patrol party, identified as Head Constable Virender Kumar and Constable Vinod Kumar, and escaped with one of their weapons on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Bijbehara in the Anantnag district. Spokesman of the Al-Mansooran, a front for LeT, Aamir Mir, told that members of his group left four soldiers, including two CRPF officers, dead and managed to reach their hideout safely. Officials, however, confirmed the death of only two soldiers.
• February 17: Police arrested a militant of the LeT, identified as District Commander Mohammad Shafi Chouhan alias Moulvi from a hideout in Khilan village near Pahalgam in the district of Anantnag.
• February 15: SF personnel neutralized a hideout of the LeT at Balakote in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.
• February 13: A LeT militant, identified as Nazir Ahmad Dar, is arrested along with a hand grenade, detonator and a packet of RDX from the Tahab area.
• February 10: SFs are reported to have killed two terrorists during an encounter in the Shopian area of Pulwama district. Officials have tentatively identified the slain militants as Noor Khan alias Muawiya alias Bihari alias Bangladeshi and Abu Vaqas of the LeT. A 35-year-old civilian, identified as Nazir Ahmed Shah, also reportedly died in the cross-firing.
• February 7: Two militants of LeT are killed in an encounter at Nowpora in the Pulwama district.
A LeT militant, identified as Mohd Hussain Shah alias Abu Yasir of village Chareel surrendered before troops of 17 Rashtriya Rifles in Banihal tehsil (administrative division) of Ramban police district.
• January 28: Terrorists made an unsuccessful attempt to target an Army convoy by carrying out a grenade attack on it at the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Subsequently, the LeT claimed responsibility for the attack.
• January 25: A suspected LeT militant, Iftikhar Alam, a resident of Gaya in the State of Bihar, is arrested along with 2.5 kilograms of RDX by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police from near the Seelampur Metro station in the national capital. The militant was to hand over the explosives to a LeT module that was to carry out bomb blasts in New Delhi on Republic Day (January 26).
• January 19: SF personnel foiled a terrorist attempt to cause large scale disturbances during Republic Day (January 26) when they arrested five militants of the LeT and JeM from different places at Bandipora in the Baramulla district.
• January 14: A LeT militant, Zahoor Ahmad, is arrested at Daggerpora village in the Kupwara district.
• January 13: Two militants of the LeT and a civilian are killed during a joint search operation conducted by the SFs at Sumbler in the Bandipora area of Baramulla district.
• January 11: SFs arrest a militant of the LeT from the Pulwama district along with a live hand grenade.
• January 7: The dead body of one Faisal Amin Bhat is recovered from Batapora, in the Sopore area of Baramulla district. Official sources said he was a local militant of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and a close associate of the recently killed Munna Janwari. Officials suspect that Amin had been suspected as an informant, in two of the recent operations, by his organisation and subsequently slaughtered to death.

Police arrests a LeT cadre, identified as Bilal Ahmad Najar, at Bathara-Lach village in the Handwara area of Kupwara district.
• January 1: Security forces (SFs) killed a most wanted LeT cadre, Shaukat Ahmed Najjar alias Munna Janwari alias Salfi alias Tawheed, along with one of his associates, Ghulam Nabi Khuroo alias Lamboo alias Haji alias Shooter alias Suhail, in a major gun-battle at Sopore in the Baramulla district. Officials said that over the last one year, Lashkar's fresh recruits, headed by Munna Janwari, had established a strong base and well-connected network of operatives in Sopore area, which, for some, appeared to be a "liberated zone".
2006
• December 31: Two terrorists of the LeT outfit, identified as Samiullah and Ali Mohammad, are arrested along with two improvised plastic explosive devices at the New Delhi railway station by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.

The Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), Karnal Singh, said the two were planning to plant a bomb in the crowded Paharganj Market near the railway station on the New Year's Eve.
• December 30: SFs arrest a cadre of the LeT in the Handwara area of Kupwara district. SF personnel arrest an over-ground worker of the LeT from village Kora in the Doda district, identified as Shabir Ahmed Khandey.
• December 28: Fayaz Ahmad of the LeT is arrested at Doorsa Lolab along with two wireless sets. SF personnel arrest nine over-ground workers of the LeT from Khadniyar, Jalsheri and Drangbal and recover some arms and explosives from their possession.
• December 24: Two Pakistani cadres of the Al-Mansoorain outfit, believed to be the frontal organisation of the LeT, identified as 'Chief of Operations' Abu Usama Pehalwan and 'District Commander' Abu Sa'ad, are killed by SFs during a 24-hour-long joint operation of the Sopore Police and RR at Dangarpora village in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.

At Behrampora in the Pattan area of Baramulla district, two terrorists of the Al-Mansoorain outfit are killed by SFs.
• December 23: A Commanding Officer of the 29 Rashtriya Rifles, identified as Colonel G.S. Sarna, is killed and four SF personnel were injured in a gun battle between SFs and terrorists, which took place when SFs launched a combing operation following intelligence reports that some terrorists are hiding in the house of one Mohammad Maqbool in the Behrampura village of Baramulla district The police said the terrorists are believed to be associated with the LeT outfit.

Security forces has launched the operation after receiving inputs that a top wanted LeT cadre, Abu Tahir, is present in the village with three more of his colleagues.

A self proclaimed spokesperson of the Al-Mansoorain outfit, believed to be the front name of LeT, told Daily Excelsior that three of his outfit had participated in the operation and that one of the holed up terrorist got killed and another managed to escape.

Army cordons off Dangerpora village near Sopore in the Baramulla district after receiving information that two of the top wanted LeT cadres, identified as Abu Sa'ad and Abu Usama Pahalwan, are hiding at the house of one Rishi Dar.

Troops launch a cordon-and-search operation at Sadpora-Pethpora in the Sopore area of Baramulla district following information that two LeT cadres are present at a hideout in the village.
• December 22: Two civilians, identified as Mohammad Ashraf and Shabir Ahmad Khan, are killed and seven persons, including four SF personnel, are wounded in a crossfire between SFs and terrorists in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.

Official sources said that terrorists attacked an Army convoy at the Main Chowk in Sopore resulting in the crossfire in which two civilians were killed. The Al-Mansoorian outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Terrorists shot dead a former cadre of the LeT, Abdul Hamid, at Ajas village in the Baramulla district. SFs neutralize a hideout of LeT outfit in the Bhalan forest area of Doda district.
• December 20: The three LeT militants, who are arrested by the Delhi Police on December 19 near the Red Fort in the national capital, came from Manipur, claims Delhi Police and have also recover two kilograms of RDX, a hand grenade and two detonators from the arrested persons, who were allegedly planning to carry out bomb blasts at crowded market places in Delhi. This is the first time that the LeT has been found to have links in Manipur. During interrogation, one of the three arrested militants, Salman Khurshid Kori, said that he was sent to Pakistan occupied Kashmir for training in 2001 and had recruited few persons for the purpose. He also claims to have mediated between the Manipur-based Islamist outfit, the PULF, and LeT militants based in Bangladesh.
• December 19: Three suspected LeT militants are arrested from the Red Fort area by the Delhi Police. The arrested, identified as Mohammad Salman Khurshid, Abdul Rehman and Mohammad Akbar Hussain, were planning terrorist strikes in the national capital.
• December 18: SF personnel destroy the house of one Gula Mir and that of his brother Saifullah Mir during the overnight gun-battle at Lalpora village in the Lolab area of Kupwara district. Official sources said that both the militants believed to be hiding at the target house are suspected to have died though only one dead body is recovered. Officials identified the slain militant as Abdullah alias Alfa Alfa, a Pakistani cadre of the LeT.
• December 17: Police in the Baramulla district neutralizes a LeT by arresting four members of the outfit from Sopore town in Baramulla district.

The four - Shamasuddin Rather, Latief Ahmed Bhat, Mohammad Waseem Bhat and Mohammad Yasin Mir - all residents of Tarzoo Sopore are arrested along with a Chinese-make pistol, one magazine and combat uniforms.
• December 16: Troops intercept a group of six militants of the LeT soon after they intruded into Indian territory from forward village of Nangi Tekri on LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district. In the subsequent exchange of fire, two militants are killed. One of the slain militant was identified as Liaquat Ali.
• December 15: Police seizes money worth INR 1.50 Lakh intended for the LeT from Palhalan in the Baramulla district, and arrests three operatives of the outfit.

A most wanted LeT cadre, Shaukat Janwari alias Munna, manages to escape from a Police operation even as his arms consignment was seized and some other Lashkar cadres arrested at Sopore in the Baramulla district.
• December 10: Two militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba were arrested in the national capital New Delhi and 1.5 kg of RDX was recovered from them. Gulzar Ahmed and Mohammed Amin, both hailing from Kashmir, were arrested from the Mahipalpur area in South-West Delhi.
• December 9: LeT 'area commander' Abu Salam, a soldier, Varinder Singh, and a civilian, Mohammed Sharief, were killed and two soldiers wounded during an encounter with a group of terrorists at village Banola in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.
• December 8: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba cadres were killed by the security force personnel during an encounter at Dulligam in the Banihal area of Doda district.
• December 4: The Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) are using territory and elements in Bangladesh and Nepal for movement of terrorists and finances in India, according to a paper prepared by the Union Home Ministry on internal security situation.
• December 3: A Lashkar-e-Toiba cadre, identified as Abu Shakir of Pakistan, was arrested from the Malbagh locality outside Dachhigam National Sanctuary in Harwan.
• November 30: Three LeT cadres, including two 'commanders', surrendered before the Doda district police along with arms and ammunition. Senior Superintendent of Police (Doda), Manohar Singh, identified the three as Mohammed Salim alias Abu Osama, a 'tehsil commander' of the outfit, Nazir Ahmed alias Abu Moosa, a 'section commander', and Zahoor Ahmed alias Abu Saqib. They handed over two AK rifles with eight magazines, three hand grenades, 105 rounds and one wireless set at the time of surrender.
• November 27: One Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist, Abu Akash of Pakistan, was killed, three of his associates managed to escape in a joint operation of police and security forces at Sesman village in the Qazigund area of Anantnag district.
• November 26: Two cadres of the LeT, Hilal Ahmed Khanday alias Abu Umair and Saifullah, were killed during an encounter with security force (SF) personnel in the outskirts of Pampore town in Pulwama district.
• November 24: Three soldiers were wounded when Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists opened fire at them during a cordon-and-search operation at Rampur village in the Baramulla district.
• November 23: Police shot dead three top LeT cadres, identified as Mudasir (code name Hanzla), Mohammed Irfan (code name Abu Sohail) and Mohammed Ismail (code name Umer), in an encounter at village Hunzar under the jurisdiction of Marwah police station in Doda district.

Police arrests Choudhary Fazal Hussain, a Government teacher from village Pangai in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district, for his links with the LeT outfit and involvement in grenade attacks. He is said to be in touch with his sister's son, a militant operating from Pakistan and LeT 'area commander' Saifullah, operating in Thannamandi.
• November 22: Two suspected LeT militants are arrested in the national capital New Delhi along with a large quantity of explosives. Imran and Ghulam Rasool, hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, are arrested from a shopping complex in the Dwarka locality of Northwest Delhi by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police. Around 1.5 kg of RDX, INR 2.5 lakh and two timers are recovered from their possession.
• November 20: A cadre of the LeT is killed during an encounter with the security forces at Dever Lolab in the Kupwara district. Two soldiers are reported to have sustained injuries during the encounter.
• November 17: SFs kill both the suspected LeT terrorists who had been trapped at a house in Lone Mohalla of Gulgam in the Kupwara district. With this, one soldier and nine terrorists of the twin groups have been killed and one terrorist has been arrested.

Police arrests a student of Government higher secondary school in Doda, identified as Bashir Ahmed alias Nikka, for his links with the LeT outfit.
• November 16: The Doda district police arrests two VDC members, who had connived with LeT militants and surrendered their rifles and ammunition.

Islamist outfits such as the LeT, (HuJI and JMB, apart from the MULTA, have stated operating in certain minority-dominated pockets of Lower Assam, particularly where suspected migrants from Bangladesh have a sizeable presence, says report.
• November 15: Troops of Rashtriya Rifles (33 Battalion) clashed with militants at Uccher in the Handwara area of Kupwara district and kill one of them, identified as Abu Zubair of the LeT, in the shootout. "

Doda district police arrests a LeT cadre, Mohammed Ibrahim alias Qureshi, from the Kishtwar area.
• November 14: Pakistani Major (retd) Tanvir Hussain Syed, Parliamentary Defence Secretary, discloses that he was once a member of the banned LeT, saying, "I was a member of the LT and I admit it on the floor of this house."
• November 11: Abdullah Mujahid, a founding member of the Jama'at-ud-Da'awa (earlier known as LeT) and close associate of its chief Hafiz Saeed, is killed in the Taj Bagh area of Lahore. Mujahid's family and lawyer lodged a complaint of murder during robbery with the police, while LeT activists claims that the incident was an act of terrorism.
• November 8: SF personnel kill three LeT ‘commanders’, identified as ‘area commander’ Shabir Ahmed alias Abu Bakar, Ashiq Hussain, a ‘section commander’ and Saifullah, ‘area commander’, at Draman in the Gandoh area of Doda district.

LeT cadres clash with HM militants at Gandoh in the Doda district in which a top HM cadre, Gul Nawaz Shah alias Abu Hamza, is killed. Official sources said Shah was earlier working with the LeT outfit but had sometime back switched allegiance to the Hizb.
• November 7: Two terrorists, believed to be Pakistani cadres of the LeT, are killed during an encounter that ensued after SFs launched a search operation at Bari Behak in the Kupwara district.

A hide-out of the LeT is neutralized by security forces in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• November 5: Two LeT militants of Pakistan, identified as Mohammed Ahmed alias Abu Furkan and Mohammed Irfan alias Abu Abdullah, area killed by Doda district police in an encounter at Phagsoo in the Thathri area.

Two over-ground workers of the LeT, Jehangir Ahmad Lone and Ghulam Ahmad Lone, and a HM militant are arrested and a cache of arms and ammunition seized from them during separate operations in the Kupwara and Pulwama districts.
• November 3: A LeT terrorist, Abu Asrar, is killed by SF personnel in an encounter at Sangiot in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.

A senior investigator has said that a less-known al Qaeda affiliate, the Islamic Jihad Group (IJG), based at Mirali in North Waziristan, gave the go-ahead for the attempted rocket attacks in and around the federal capital Islamabad in October 2006 before the Pakistani masterminds executed it in early October. All those involved in the failed plot have since been arrested, including its mastermind, Khalil, who has been described as a young man in his mid-twenties who was previously affiliated with the banned LeT.
• October 29: SFs arrest Fayaz Ahmed, a cadre of the LeT, and four new recruits from Killanwali in the Mahore area of Udhampur district.
• October 28: Police arrests a LeT cadre, identified as Gul Mohammed alias Gulla, from the Bun area in Doda district.
• October 23: Police kills a LeT terrorist, identified as Mohammad Ashraf Lone, in a retaliatory fire and arrests five others, identified as Ulfat Hussain Shiekh, Imtiyaz Ahmad Hajam, Shiekhul Islam, Waqar Ahmad Mir and Javed Ahmad Dar, Bumhama from the Kupwara district. They were traveling in a vehicle belonging to a People's Democratic Party leader.
• October 20: A cadre of the LeT outfit, Shabir Ahmed alias Rizwan, is shot dead by the SFs in an encounter at Joura Walla in the Gandoh area of Doda district.
• October 16: Two LeT cadres, identified as Mohammed Aslam Gir and Abdul Razaq, residents of the Rajshahi district in Bangladesh, are arrested from national capital New Delhi's Old Delhi Railway Station along with 1.5 kilogram of RDX. The duo is arrested on their arrival from Jammu by Pooja Express.
• October 11: A LeT cadre, Mehendia, is arrested from Thathri in the Doda district.
• October 10: Four SF personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, and a LeT 'area commander', Abu Jabran alias Ali, are killed and another soldier injured during an encounter at village Chamrerh in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• October 9: Security agencies identify three cadres of the LeT as the killers of Handwara-based dental surgeon Dr Mushtaq Ahmed Shah. Senior Superintendent of Police (Baramulla), Viplab Kumar, identifies two of the terrorists as Showkat Ahmed Janwari alias Munna Janwari and Ghulam Nabi alias Haji alias Lamboo, residents of Batpora Soporen and their third associate as a Pakistani terrorist.

India's National Security Advisor M. K. Narayanan has said that the LeT has linkages with Pakistan's ISI. "We have our views on what ISI stands for. But the basic point we recognise is that ISI has close connections with LeT. ISI is LeT's spiritual guru so that's bound to figure in the talks. We will not go into whether that agency should be disbanded but we'll mention what we have," said Narayanan.
• October 8: SF personnel foil an infiltration attempt by a group of suspected LeT cadres killing four infiltrators on the LoC in the Sabjian sub sector of Poonch district. One soldier is also killed in the operation while a Captain is injured.
• October 4: SFs kill two of the top ranking cadres of the LeT at Gradwan Naar hamlet in the Aeshmuqam area of Anantnag district. The slain terrorists are identified as ‘Chief Commander of Operations’ Abu Ma'az alias Cheema alias Muzammil, who had masterminded the massacre of 24 Kashmiri Pandits at Nadimarg village in the Pulwama district on March 23, 2003, and ‘Divisional Commander’ Abu Qasim.
• October 3: The Jama’at-ud-Da’awa, political wing of the LeT, is reported to have issued a fatwa (edict) calling upon Muslims to kill Pope Benedict XVI for his September 12, 2006-speech, where he quoted a remark reportedly made by a Byzantine emperor in 1391 during a conversation with an unnamed Persian scholar, which gave the impression that the Byzantine emperor tended to identify Islam with violence. According to Rediff, a report on the fatwa, carried by the Pakistani journal Ausaf in its September 18, 2006-edition, says: “Pakistan's Jama’at-ud-Da’awa has issued a fatwa asking the Muslim community to kill Pope Benedict for his blasphemous statement about Prophet Mohammad.” The leaders of the Jamaat were reportedly speaking at a Martyrs' Islamic Conference in Karachi.
• October 2: Security forces kill a LeT cadre, identified as Abu Saberia, at village Milan Nauna in the Surankote area of Poonch district.

Investigations into the October 29, 2005 bomb blasts in Delhi have shown that 37 Pakistani nationals are financing terrorist networks across India. “Thirty-seven people - all residents of Pakistan and active members of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayiba - funded many operations in India, which involved heavy loss of life and property,” reads a Delhi Police Special Cell charge-sheet on the blasts in which 59 people died and 155 wounded. Huge amounts of money through Hawala and foreign remittances were sent to the LeT operative and blast accused Tariq Ahmed Dar's accounts in Delhi and Srinagar from these 37 sources to fund terrorist strikes, especially the Delhi blasts, police said. Security agencies are reportedly studying the probability that the same sources had funded the July 11, 2006 serial blasts in Mumbai. Dar had disclosed to the police that the flow of funds from Pakistan was controlled by Abu Ozefa, a Pakistani national and ‘divisional commander’ of the LeT, who was killed in Kashmir, the charge-sheet says.
• September 29: A cadre of the LeT, identified as ‘district commander’ Sameer Ahmed Mir alias Abu Saquib, is killed when two groups of terrorists, suspected from the HM and LeT, opened fire on each other at Neeldora in the Pulwama district.

A LeT cadre is killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Lolab area of Kupwara district. However, four of his associates managed to escape from the incident site.
• September 24: Narco-analysis tests on Tanvir Mohammad Ansari, Kamal Ansari, Faizal Shaikh, and Ehtesham Siddique, arrested in connection with the July 11 Mumbai train blasts, have revealed the LeT plans in the State of Maharashtra. An unidentified ATS officer said that the RDX used in the bombings could actually be a part of the consignment, some of which was seized in Aurangabad and Nashik in May 2006, adding, “The tests have confirmed that a part of that RDX consignment was routed back to the city to trigger 11/7.” Police now are in look out for two LeT terrorists, Zabiuddin Ansari and Faiyaz Kagzi, suspected to be involved in the attack. Both are believed to have fled the country through the Bangladesh border.

Over 1,000 trained Kashmiri militants are "currently stranded" in three camps of the HM in the Hazara region of NWFP, a Press Trust of India report quoted the Pakistan-based Herald magazine. "Of these, the Hisari and Batrasi camps are located in Mansehra district while a third camp is located in Boi in district Abbottabad," Herald reported. It quoted unnamed sources to say that thousands of other terrorists were confined in camps run by half a dozen smaller Kashmiri groups or predominantly Pakistani outfits like the LeT, JeM and Al-Badr Mujahideen in the frontier and Pakistan occupied Kashmir regions. Quoting "knowledgeable sources", the Herald said "until recently”, small groups like the Tehrik-ul-Mujahideen, Al-Umar Mujahideen, Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen, Al-Fatah, Al-Jihad, Al-Barq, Tehrik-e-Jihad, and Islamic Front were receiving between 400,000 and 700,000 rupees a month, adding, "Large organisations like HM, LeT, JeM, Al-Badr Mujahideen and others received more money, ranging between two to three million rupees."
• September 21: SF personnel kill a group of four infiltrating terrorists, believed to be Pakistani cadres of the LeT, who were equipped with state-of-the-art communication equipment in the Uri sector of Baramulla district, close to the LoC. One of them is identified as Mozam Ali Qureshi, a resident of Lahore in Pakistan.

A LeT cadre, identified as Abu Waleed, is killed during an encounter that ensued after SFs raided his hideout at Chitragam in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.
• September 20: Two LeT terrorists, identified as Mohammed Yusuf Piswal and Mohammed Ashraf Khan, are killed during an encounter with the SF personnel at Bapura in the Baramulla district.

Two LeT cadres are killed in an encounter with the troops at village Ban Khour in the Mahore area of Udhampur district.

Top LeT terrorist Aslam Kashmiri, linked to the March 7-Varanasi terrorist attack and the 7/11 train bombings in Mumbai, is believed to have fled to Bangladesh following the recent arrest of four LeT cadres in Gujarat.

Police arrests a woman over-ground worker of the LeT, identified as Khalida Akhter, along with a militant Aamir Malik from Laam area in Kupwara district.

Javed Sofi alias Nadeem, a LeT cadre, who was involved in the supply of 23 wireless sets, one satellite telephone and a large number of SIM cards and mobile headsets, is arrested during a raid in Doda.
• September 19: SF personnel kill three LeT terrorists in an encounter at Tanta Draman in the Gandoh area of Doda district, while another cadre manages to escape during the five-hour gun-battle. They are identified as ‘tehsil commander’ Mohammed Sadiq alias Abu Haider, Mohammed Imran alias Abu Sofian and ‘section commander’ Umar Pathan, a Pakistani.

Gujarat Police arrests two suspected terrorists belonging to the LeT, identified as Firaq Ansari from Ahmedabad and Kari Musiddul from a Madrassa (seminary) at Tarkeshwar near Surat. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ahmedabad) informes that the latest arrests followed the arrest of two LeT terrorists on September 18, who revealed that about 20 youths from Gujarat had gone for terrorist training to Pakistan and that most of them returned after completing their training and fanned out to different parts of India.
• September 16: A LeT militant, identified as Mohtasham Billa alias Abu Talha of Pakistan, is killed by SFs at Narwani in Shopian area.
• September 15: A LeT ‘District Commander’ for Udhampur district, identified as Abu Mohammed Sayeed, is killed in the Kulgam area of Anantnag district.
• September 14: A LeT ‘commander', Aijaz Ahmed, involved in the April 30, 2006-massacre of 13 Hindus was shot dead by the SFs in an encounter at village Lower Punara in the Basantgarh area of Udhampur district. A Special Police Officer, Noor Alam, and a Village Defence Committee member, Mohammed Abbas, also died while six SF personnel are wounded in the gun-battle.
• September 12: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that that Pakistan has not done enough to control terrorist outfits like the LeT and JeM.
• September 11: A Pakistani cadre belonging to the LeT is killed by SFs in the Bandipora area of Baramulla district.
• September 10: A top Pakistani cadre of the LeT outfit, ‘commander’ Abu Babar Khalid, and one Army personnel, I. S. Krishana Babu, are killed during an encounter at village Manthori in the Doda district.
• September 8: SFs recover two CDs, containing a film on a training camp being operated by the Al Qaeda at an unknown location along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, from the possession of two slain LeT terrorists earlier killed during an encounter at Mendhar in the Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. The CDs, in Arabic language, Osama bin Laden delivering a speech to new recruits at the training camp and inspiring them to join the Jihad. The CDs also show youths getting physical training, shooting and riding horses.
• September 4: LeT cadres manage the escape of their colleague, Mohammad Altaf Malik alias Pinto Malik, from judicial custody at the District Court in Pulwama.
• September 3: Mumbai Police said they are yet to verify LeT operative Akmal Hashim's, a Pakistani national who served in the Pakistan Army for a while, claim in a media interview that 17 terrorists were involved in the July 11 bomb blasts on commuter trains. Hashim had claimed that 17 men — some of them Kashmiris and the others from Pakistan — were involved in the bombings. He said all but one of the men had left Mumbai. A Mumbai court remands Hashim to ATS custody till September 13.

A LeT cadre, Muzamal, surrender before SFs, a day after his infiltration from the Mendhar sector in Poonch district.
• September 3-4: A Major and two soldiers of the Rashtriya Rifles are killed and a civilian wounded in an encounter with the LeT terrorists at Ayatmulla village in the Baramulla district. Two Pakistani cadres of the outfit also died in the gun-battle.
• September 2: A few days after the recovery of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s provocative CDs from village Gursai in the Poonch district from an encounter site, SFs have seized both video and audio CDs of LeT chief Hafeez Mohammed Sayeed from the possession of another group of infiltrators in the same district. Saeed is heard provoking the local youths of Jammu and Kashmir to join the Jihad as strength of their cadre, undergoing arms training in Pakistan and PoK, is dwindling. This is for the first time that audio and video CDs of Hafeez Sayeed have been seized from the possession of slain terrorists during the 17 years of militancy.
• August 31: SFs kill two cadres of the LeT, identified as Zaheer Hamid alias Abu Jarar Askari and Musaib (both Pakistan nationals), at Bonibagh village in the Srinagar district, on the Srinagar-Leh national highway. A soldier also died in the encounter.
• August 30: Three cadres of the LeT outfit, Javed Ahmad Sheikh, Feroz Ahmed Magray alias Faisal and Mohammed Shafi Khan, are arrested at Wangam village in the Baramulla district.
• August 29: Authorities in Pakistan detain Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, chief of the LeT, an hour after he was released following a court ruling that his detention was illegal. Saeed had been taken to jail and would be held for two months.
• August 28: The Lahore High Court in Pakistan set free the LeT chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, terming his detention illegal.

Police arrests four top terrorists, including a co-ordinator of the LeT and HM outfits in Rajouri district in two separate incidents.
• August 25: A LeT cadre, identified as Dilshad Ahmed (code name Tallah) is also killed by the SFs at Marwah in the Doda district.

An unidentified LeT cadre is killed by the security forces during an encounter in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.

The family of LeT chief, Hafiz Saeed files a contempt petition against the Government for taking him to an undisclosed location during the period of his house arrest, the family's lawyer said
• August 24: Two students of Class 10 and 9, including the brother of top LeT cadre Rafeeq Nai, presently operating from PoK, are arrested by the police from Surankote in the Poonch district.
• August 23: Two suspects, Firoz Abdul Latif Ghaswala and Mohammed Ali Chippa, in the October 2005 Delhi serial bomb blasts are remanded to the custody of the Mumbai Police till August 28 by a local court in Mumbai. Suspected to be linked to the SIMI, they have allegedly visited Pakistan clandestinely to undergo training in arms and explosives handling at the LeT camps.

The Union Government said that Pakistan’s external intelligence agency ISI continues to provide "directions" and "logistics" support to terrorist groups like the LeT, JeM, HM and Al-Badr for terrorist related activities in Jammu and Kashmir.
• August 21: A cadre of the LeT outfit, identified as Anzeer Shah alias Abu Yasin, is shot dead by the police at Masree Nullah in the Bhadarwah area of Doda district. His associate, however, manages to escape from the incident site.

Police arrests a LeT cadre from Wanigam Payeen in Baramulla along with one AK rifle, four magazines, one wireless set, one antenna, three remote controls of improvised explosive devices, three detonators, three matrix sheets and some incriminating documents.
• August 19-20: Two LeT terrorists, including one identified as Bilal Ahmed Ganai, are killed by SFs in a fierce gunbattle at Rainipora in Shopian area of Pulwama district.
• August 19: Security forces arrest a LeT over-ground worker from Pulwama town Bus Stand and recovered two hand-grenades from his possession.
• August 18: An over-ground worker of the LeT, identified as Abdur Rasheed Mir, is arrested after a brief encounter with the police at Chak Cholan in the Pulwama district.
• August 17: Three LeT terrorists, two of them Pakistanis including the one who was involved in last week’s killing of a woman and her three children at Harra, Gool, are killed by the troops at Dachan in the Gool area of Udhampur district. Two soldiers sustain injuries in the incident.
• August 16: At least five infiltrating terrorists, believed to be Pakistani cadres of the LeT and Al-Badr Mujahideen, and a soldier are reported to have died in an encounter near the LoC in the Machhil sector of Kupwara district. Two soldiers, Himayatullah Khan and Ramachandran, sustain injuries.
• August 15: SFs arrest a cadre of the LeT from the Zainapora area of Pulwama district along with two hand grenades and 15 AK rounds.
• August 14: SF personnel shot dead a Pakistani cadre of the LeT and are searching for his associate at village Chrung in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district. Two SF personnel are injured in the incident.
• August 13: Mumbai Police claims to have neutralized a LeT module in the city by arresting two suspected members of the outfit. The two are identified as Shabbir Ahmed Mushiullah, a resident of Malegaon in Nasik, and Nafiz Ahmed Jamir Ahmed Ansari, a resident of Govandi in north-east Mumbai. Both are also members of the outlawed SIMI and had traveled to Dubai in May 2003. From there they had moved to Pakistan for arms training.
• August 11: Suspected Let cadres shot dead three members of a family, including a woman and her two children, 14-year old daughter Meena and six-year old son Neelam Singh, in the house of a neighbour Abdul Samad at village Harra in the Udhampur district. The family was reportedly the lone Hindu family in Harra village.

Two Pakistani cadres of the LeT, identified as Abu Katal, a ‘district commander’ and Abu Usama Umar, are shot dead by the security force personnel at Gursai in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. A civilian, identified as Lateef, is killed and two Police constables and one Army personnel are injured during the cross-firing.
• August 10: The Punjab Government in Pakistan put LeT chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed under house arrest for one month at his house in Lahore, two days ahead of a public meeting he was scheduled to address in the city.

The Delhi Police arrests two LeT terrorists, identified as Anaz from Islamabad in Pakistan and Abrar Ahmed from Bahraich in the State of Uttar Pradesh, outside Ajmeri Gate terminal of the New Delhi railway station.
• August 3: Mumbai Police and personnel of the Jammu and Kashmir Police arrest a suspected cadre of the LeT, identified as 32-year old Abdul Hameed, from Surankote in the Poonch district, who is allegedly involved in the 7/11 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which over 200 persons had died and 700 others were injured. This is the first arrest made in Jammu and Kashmir in connection with the serial blasts in Mumbai.
• August 1: A LeT cadre, identified as Mohammed Yousuf, is arrested from Bonjwah in the Doda district.
• July 31: LeT ‘divisional commander’ Abu Waqas is shot dead by the SFs in an encounter at village Solian Marhot in the Surankote area of Poonch district.

A LeT conduit and a Special Police Officer Are arrested from the Kishtwar area of Doda district.
• July 30: SFs recover 20 RPG shells, 29 green shells, 19 RPG boosters, 22 UBGL grenades, one box of ammunition containing 740 rounds and other incriminating documents from a LeT hideout in the dense forest at Nichhama in the frontier district of Kupwara.
• July 28: Noor Illahi alias Tipu, a top LeT cadre on whose disclosures two Police constables and three Army personnel were taken into custody for their Lashkar connections, made a revelation during his questioning that the terrorists were collecting SIM cards of BSNL and Airtel not for communication network but to use them as ‘mobile bombs’.

Several such ‘mobile bombs’ were already in the possession of LeT militants, Tipu said during his interrogation by police.

The ‘mobile bomb’, which hasn’t been used by the militants anywhere in the State so far, will explode as soon as a ring is given on its number from another telephone, Tipu said during his questioning.

The National Security Adviser M. K. Narayanan said that Indian security and nuclear installations are under "very serious threat" from Pakistan-based militant outfit LeT that may be planning a "major assault".

Bangalore-based terror suspect, Muzammil Sheikh, and his brother, Faisal Sheikh, who were arrested on July 27-night, in connection with July 11 serial bomb blast in Mumbai, confesses that LeT targets to attack the BARC. Faizal Sheikh, arrested along with his brother Muzammil on July 27 in connection with the July 11 blasts in Mumbai, is a key figure in the LeT unit in the city and had undergone training at camps in Pakistan, says anti-terrorism squad chief K.P. Raghuvanshi.
• July 26: Three soldiers are killed during a cordon and search operation launched at Renipora village in Shopian area of Pulwama district when a group of five LeT terrorists fired at them and managed to escape.

Doda police arrest a LeT terrorist, identified as Nissar Ahmed, from the Marmat area.
• July 25: Police claim to have arrested a LeT terrorist, Fayaz Ahmed Najar who had lobbed two grenades at Ganderbal and left two persons dead and 11 injured.

Police arrest a LeT terrorist, identified as Mohd Yaqoob alias Ashiq Hussain from Jhajjar Kotli when he was heading towards Doda.
• July 24: Srinagar District Police arrest a LeT terrorist, Hanief Bengali alias Faheem from a downtown locality.

Security forces and police in Bhagoli area of Doda district arrest a SPO, who had deserted his post to join the LeT.
• July 22: Security forces arrest a LeT terrorist, Mohammad Rafeeq Sheikh alias Mudasar Gujri alias Raju, at Chakla village on Baramulla-Langet Road from Baramulla last week.
• July 21: A top terrorist of the LeT Irshad Ahmed Bhat, is killed along with three other terrorists at Sursunoo in Kulgam area of Anantnag district.

Two LeT terrorists, suspected to be involved in the grenade blasts at General Bus Stand, Jammu on June 12, are arrested from Baramulla district.
• July 20: Troops of Rashtriya Rifles raid a house at Sursunoo village in the Anantnag district and killed four LeT terrorists.

A student is slaughtered in full public view after being abducted by LeT terrorists at Vehil Nowgam in the Shopian-Kulgam area of South Kashmir.

Two LeT terrorists are arrested from Shumshan Ghat in Karan Nagar area in capital Srinagar.
• July 19: SFs kill a LeT terrorist at Ari in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.
• July 15: A LeT cadre, identified as Abu Abdullah of Pakistan, is killed in an encounter with SF personnel at Mahabhan in Kulgam.

A Pakistani LeT cadre, identified as Abu Sofiyan, who was among a group of four terrorists en route to a village from Paddar in Kishtwar tehsil is killed by Doda district police.
• July 14: Two cadres of the LeT, Mohammed Imran alias Abu Muslim Zarar and Abdullah alias Lahori, both residents of Pakistan are killed in an overnight gunfight with the troops at Bandipora in the Baramulla district.
• July 11: Eight persons are killed and 43 others sustain injuries in a series of grenade attacks by suspected LeT cadres in the capital Srinagar.

A top LeT cadre, Pakistani national Abu Osama, is killed in an encounter at Dherjala in the Doda district.

A LeT ‘divisional commander’, identified as Pakistani national Qari Anas alias Abu Osman, is killed during an encounter following a police raid in Dialgam Anantnag. A LeT terrorist, Mohammed Ramzan alias Abu Usama, is killed in an encounter in the Bhadarwah area of Doda district.

A conduit of the LeT, Ajaz Hussain Khwaja, hailing from Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, is arrested from the Lodhi Road area of New Delhi.
• July 6: A top terrorist of the LeT, identified as Mohammed Iqbal, is killed and another injured in an encounter with Army and police personnel at Lapri Top in the Udhampur district.

CRPF personnel kill a LeT ‘area commander’, identified as Shaheen, at Kangan.
• July 4: An Over Ground Worker of the LeT, Imtiyaz, is killed by LeT terrorists at village Sarharda in the Poonch district.
• July 3: An Over Ground Worker of the LeT and Al Jehad, Saif-ud-Din, is shot dead by terrorists at Dashnan in the Doda district. Two charred bodies of LeT terrorists, identified as Abu Ali alias Abdullah and Abu Umar alias Zaraar, both Pakistani nationals, are recovered subsequent to an encounter at Gamroo in Bandipore.
• July 2: Tariq Usman alias Hamza, a ‘deputy district commander’ of HM, is killed in an encounter with the troops at Bhaderwah in the Doda district.
• July 1: A ‘district commander’ of the LeT, Abu Qasif alias Mohammad Gauri, is among three terrorists killed in a fierce encounter with the SF personnel at Mirhama village in the Anantnag district, while one SF personnel sustains injuries in the incident.
• June 30: Rashtriya Rifles officer, Lt. Colonel Vinay Rao Chauhan, and two civilians are killed in an exchange of fire between troops and terrorists in a shopping complex at Bandipore in the Baramulla district.

Subsequently, troops set ablaze the building and the holed up terrorist, identified as Abu Talha Hazarwi, a Pakistani cadre of the LeT, is killed, while one of his accomplices managed to escape.

A ‘district commander’ of the LeT outfit, identified as Mohammad Abtahakhullah, a Pakistani national, is killed by troops in the Pulwama district.

Police arrest 12 suspected LeT cadres from Srinagar and claims to have neutralised a network of the outfit in the valley, responsible for the suicide attack on Congress rally on May 21 and other terrorism related incidents including civilian killings and also announce a head money of rupees five lakh for a top LeT terrorist, Salahudin.
• June 29: Troops kill eight infiltrators, suspected to be Pakistani cadres of the LeT outfit, in an ambush at Hema on the LoC in the Keran sector of Kupwara district.
• June 28: The Rajouri Police neutralises a communication network being run by the LeT and HM outfits with the arrest of two persons, including one LeT cadre.

The disclosures made by them helped Police in identifying all mobile telephone numbers of the LeT and HM top leadership in Rajouri district and parts of Poonch district.

Security forces arrest a cadre of the LeT outfit from Shopian town in the Pulwama district.
• June 25: Troops kill a LeT terrorist, Tasleem Hyder Bhat alias Zubair, in the Chandigam area of Kupwara district.
• June 24: Jammu Police arrest two LeT terrorists from the Mendhar area in Poonch district.
• June 23: Security forces neutralise a terrorist hide out in the Surankote area of Poonch district belonging to the LeT outfit.
• June 21: Troops foil an infiltration attempt of the LeT terrorists from the LoC in the forward area of Balnoi in Poonch district.
• June 19: A foreign terrorist of the LeT outfit, identified as Abu Saif alias Shaba of Sialkot in Pakistan, is shot dead by the troops in the Dooruswani-Lolab area of Kupwara district. A JeM spokesperson, Abu Qadama, said that a cadre of his group and as also that of HuM and LeT took part in the attack and claims that the troops suffered heavy loss in the incident.
• June 18: A top LeT terrorist, Tipu who was arrested on June 16, discloses during his interrogation that his outfit was planning to launch a Fidayeen (suicide squad) attack at the residence of former Chief Minister and National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah at Bhatindi shortly. Police officers questioning Tipu and his two associates, Mohd Farooq and Mohd Yakus, told Daily Excelsior, "For the purpose, LeT's Mendhar based 'divisional commander' Abu Osama had identified three fidayeens. Osama had directed Tipu to create a hideout for stay of fidayeens in a locality close to Bhatindi."
• June 17: A 'launching chief' of LeT, Mushtaq Ahmed alias Abu Saif, surrenders before the Army and police authorities at an Army camp in Rajouri along with one AK rifle, two magazines, 37 rounds, two grenades and some other belongings. He had recently crossed over the LoC after spending nearly six years in PoK getting trained and subsequently training other militants.
• June 16: Police arrest a LeT terrorist, identified as Tipu, who was reported to be involved in June 12 three grenade attacks at General Bus Stand in Jammu in which one civilian was killed and 29 others were injured, from a house near a Gurudwara in Malik Market area of Narwal. He discloses during questioning that he was camping in different parts of Jammu for last six months on the directions of LeT's Mendhar based 'commander' Osaka, who had been funding him and supplying grenades for the attacks.
• June 15: Troops arrest two LeT terrorists involved in three grenade blasts at General Bus Stand in Jammu on June 12.
• June 14: Troops kill an 'area commander' of LeT, Noor Mohd, at Jai Ghati in the Gandoh area of Doda district in an encounter that lasted for two and half hours.

Troops shot dead a LeT terrorist, identified as Mohd Iqbal, in the Malnai area of Doda district.

Troops arrest four LeT terrorists from the Panchal area of Doda district.
• June 13: Two LeT cadres, Sameer Ahmed Mir alias Abu Saqib, 'District Commander', and Omar Qasim alias Amir, 'Group Commander', are killed and two soldiers are wounded in an encounter with the security forces at Pampore town in the Pulwama district.
• June 11: An Over Ground Worker of the LeT outfit, identified as Mohammed Farooq, is arrested from village Sarna in the Doda district.
• June 9: The Anti-Terrorist Squad of Gujarat Police arrests two LeT terrorists, identified as Vakil Ahmed Saiyed alias Taffo and Umar Farooq Sheikh, who had planned to target key religious and economic installations in the State, including Somnath temple, oil pipeline, headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad, both right-wing Hindu organisations, in the Ahmedabad city.
• June 8: The troops recover a consignment of arms, explosives and ration from Dedhar forests in the Kishtwar area of Doda district, which belonged to the LeT outfit.
• June 6: A federal jury in the U.S. convicts a Maryland man, Ali Asad Chandia, of plotting to assist the Pakistan-based outlawed group LeT.
• June 1: Three suspected terrorists of the LeT outfit are shot dead during an abortive attempt to storm the headquarters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu organization, at Nagpur in Maharashtra. They attempted to drive a white Ambassador car, fitted with a red command-light, towards the building shortly before dawn. When guards at the perimeter of the three-level security cordon flagged down the car, its driver attempted to crash through the barriers. RSS chief K.S. Sudarshan and other top functionaries were not present in the building at the time of the attack.
• May 31: Abu Ali, a 'district commander' of the LeT, is shot dead by the Army and police in an encounter at Surankote in the Poonch district. While his associate managed to escape, one soldier, Dhanraj Singh, is reportedly wounded in the incident.
• May 29: Two over ground workers of the LeT, identified as Farooq Ahmed Baig and Abdul Rashid Dar, are arrested from Budgam.
• May 28: Troops of the Rashtriya Rifle and police arrest a Fidayeen (suicide squad) cadre of the LeT and seized a car filled with explosives from his possession at Pampore. He was identified as Raja Arshad alias Abu Atif, a resident of Dadsarai.
• May 24: At least 11 persons, including three CRPF personnel, are injured at Qamarwari in the capital Srinagar, when terrorists lobbed a grenade at a CRPF picket. The LeT has claimed responsibility for the attack.
• May 23: Two terrorists of the LeT outfit are shot dead in an encounter with the police at Kralapora in the Kupwara district.
• May 21: Two terrorists in police uniform attack a rally of the Youth Congress at Sher-e-Kashmir Park in the capital Srinagar, killing three political activists and two police personnel, minutes before the scheduled arrival of Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Inspector General of Police (Kashmir), K. Rajendra Kumar, is among 25 persons injured in the attack which is claimed by the LeT and Al-Mansoorian. The two terrorists are subsequently killed in an encounter.
• May 20: Police personnel in Kathua arrest two LeT cadres from the border area of Khanpur under the jurisdiction of Rajbagh police station. The arrested duo, Gau alias Latta and Qasim, are said to have been in direct contact with the outfit's Doda-based 'commander' Abu Talha.
• May 16: Two LeT terrorists and a Junior Commissioned officer of the Army are killed in an overnight gun-battle at Nunmai village in the Kulgam area of Anantnag district.
• May 14: Police intercepts a vital message of a LeT 'commander' being conveyed to his colleagues which not only confirmed the outfit's involvement in the grenade attack on the BJP rally in Doda district on May 13, but also "some sort of identity" of the terrorists, who had executed the attack.
• May 12: Two LeT terrorists, a Pakistani national Abu Saqib and his local accomplice Ghulam Ahmad alias Muntazim, are killed in an encounter with the troops at Zainapora village in the Pulwama district.
• May 11: Irshad Ahmed alias Abu Kasha, a former SPO who had joined the LeT in June 2005, is killed by the troops at village Hanjal in the Marwah area of Doda district. He had deserted Warwan police post where he was posted as a SPO on June 26, 2005 along with his AK rifle and joined the LeT.
• May 10: SF personnel shot dead two suspected LeT terrorists and foil an infiltration attempt at Pathri Gali on the LoC in the Mendhar sector of Poonch district. However, four others of the groups retrieved to PoK.
• May 9: Two terrorists of the LeT, Ayaz Ahmed Chowpan and Bilal Ahmed Bhat alias Iliyas, are killed in an encounter with the police at Gadipora Shopian in the Pulwama district. Two soldiers and a civilian are injured in the exchange of fire.
• May 8: SF personnel are reported to have killed Abu Isama alias Rehman alias Alfa 6, a 'operational commander' of the LeT outfit, in an encounter at Nerhian in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.

A Pakistani national belonging to the LeT is shot dead in an encounter with the police outside Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The encounter followed the arrest of two other LeT terrorists at Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station earlier in the evening.
• May 5: A 'launching commander' of the LeT, Tanveer alias Abu Hamza alias Abu Saleem, is killed at Zachaldara in the Kupwara district.

Another Lashkar-e-Toiba cadre, identified as Abu Akasa, is killed in an encounter with the SFs at village Garha in the Bhadarwah area of Doda district.
• May 3: Three LeT terrorists, identified as Omair, Kubair and Suleman, and an equal number of soldiers are killed in an encounter at Hayan Palpora in the Kangan area of Srinagar district.

Another LeT cadre, identified as Sajjad Ahmed of Pakistan, is shot dead by the troops at Garoora in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district.
• May 1: Suspected LeT terrorists kill 22 Hindus in the mountain hamlets of Kulhand and Tharva in Doda district and 13 at Lalon Galla, a high-altitude meadow above the town of Basantgarh in the Udhampur district.
• April 30: A cadre of the LeT, Zaffar Abbas, is killed in an encounter with the SFs at Hapathnar in the Anantnag district.
• April 28: The United States put two Pakistani charities on its terrorist list, saying they were fronts for the proscribed LeT. The State Department announces that it was freezing assets in the United States belonging to Jamaat-ud-Dawa and one of its affiliates, Idara Khidmat-i-Khalq. Jamaat-ud-Dawa has been prominent in providing relief after the October 8, 2005-earthquake in Pakistan.
• April 23: A ‘group commander’ of the LeT, identified as Abdul Majeed alias Abu Sumama, is shot dead by the troops of Rashtriya Rifles and Mahore police at village Deval in the Gulabgarh area of Udhampur district along with an activist of the HM.
• April 22: The Army foils an infiltration attempt on the LoC between Sonagali and Lohar Gali in Poonch district killing two terrorists, believed to be cadres of the LeT. One soldier is injured in the operation.
• April 20: Police arrests two LeT terrorists, identified as Shabir and Mansoorudy, who were responsible for the grenade attack which killed a constable, Hafizullah, and injured three others inside the Bhaderwah police station in Doda district.
• April 19: Two terrorists of the LeT, identified as Hamza and Abdullah of Pakistan, are killed in an encounter with the SF personnel at Qazipura Handwar in the Kupwara district.

SF personnel kill a LeT 'commander', identified as Abu Hafa Mansoor, in the Kandi area of Kupwara district. One soldier is also injured in the operation.
• April 13: Two LeT cadres, identified as Abu Abdur Rehman alias Ali Zahid alias Munir Khan of Faisalabad and Abu Saifullah of Abbotabad of Pakistan, and a civilian are killed in an encounter between the Rashtriya Rifles personnel and terrorists in the Kulgam area of southern Kashmir.
• April 12: Police arrested two LeT cadres along with two AK rifles, three magazines and 86 rounds of ammunition during a search operation at village Dooru in the Baramulla district.
• April 11: A 'commander' of the LeT outfit, identified as Shahnawaz Bhat, is killed by the troops in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district. Two soldiers are injured during the course of the encounter.
• April 10: Four cadres of the LeT, identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat, Ishtiaq Ahmad, Aijaz Ahmad Shah and Samiullah Shah, are arrested from Baramulla district.
• April 7: In a joint operation, the Uttar Pradesh Police and Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested a LeT terrorist, identified as Imran, from the Ateria Railway station in Sitapur district while he was attempting to cross over to Nepal and recovered an Italian-made pistol, seven cartridges, maps of Pakistan and Afghanistan and some objectionable literature from his possession.
• April 4: The police arrests six LeT terrorists involved in the March 7-serial bomb blasts in Varanasi that claimed 21 lives, in Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh. Police said five LeT terrorists were arrested from Sarojni Nagar and one from Gosainganj. Sources said a number of AK-47 rifles, hand grenades and other explosive material were seized from them.
• April 1: Police investigation reveals that the suspected LeT operative, Shamim Ahmed, arrested by the Gulbarga police on March 30 in the State of Karnataka had planned to target dams and power grid and installations in Andhra Pradesh using bombs and grenades. He was carrying maps of these facilities. Shamim underwent a 13-month training at Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir in respect of using AK-47 rifle, grenades and time bombs, rocket-firing, and "jihadi" activities targeting India.
• March 31: Two LeT terrorists, Abu Ali alias Dilawar and Bilal Ahmed Lone alias Bilal Sidiquee, are shot dead by the troops at a village in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.

LeT cadre, identified as Abu Suhail, is killed in a separate incident in Shopian.
• March 30: Police arrest Bashir Ahmed Lone, a LeT cadre, and his overground associate, Pervez Ahmed Lone, from Laudar in the Baramulla district.

The Karnataka Police arrests a suspected LeT activist, identified as Shamim Ahmad, claiming to be a resident of Goa, from Gulbarga's Jelenabad area and an AK-47, two hand grenades, a mobile phone, some audio- video cassettes and printed material in Urdu were recovered from him.
• March 27: A top LeT ‘commander’, identified as Abu Rehmani, is killed in an encounter at village Doorusa in the Kupwara district.

Another LeT cadre, ‘battalion commander’ Sa'ad Rafeeq, is killed while two soldiers sustained injuries during an encounter at Sheikhnar Sogam village in the same district.

Four suspected LeT cadres, Manzoor Ahmad Raina, Shamim Ahmad Khan, Fayaz Ahmad Khan and Gulzar Ahmad Dar, are arrested at Sopore in the Baramulla district.
• March 26: A soldier and one terrorist are reported to have died and seven soldiers injured during a terrorist attack near the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway at Pampore in Pulwama district. The LeT has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack. An outfit spokesman claimed that one of its cadres, identified as Abu Abdullah, was killed in the encounter.

A ‘tehsil commander’ of the LeT, identified as Shabir Ahmed alias Omar, is shot dead by the SFs at Thanot in the Doda district.
• March 25: Two suspected LeT terrorists are killed during an encounter with the troops at Harpora Handwara in the Kupwara district.
• March 24: LeT ‘section commander’, Nissar Ahmed alias Abu Sariya, is arrested by the security forces after an encounter at Dhareju in the Bhaderwah area of Doda district.
• March 23: Police arrests a LeT terrorist, Ashan-ul-Haq alias Tahir Khandey, from Sopore in the Baramulla district.
• March 18: Security forces in the Doda district arrested a suspect, Ghulam Ahmed Gujjar, who was allegedly working for the LeT.
• March 17: A British man, who bought equipment, which might have been used in attacks on coalition troops in Afghanistan, is jailed for eight years after he admitted being a "terrorist quartermaster. He is also given a further year in jail for being in contempt of court. Mohammed Ajmal Khan bought material that was sent to and used by the proscribed LeT group. Khan had access to more than $35,000 to buy equipment, including 1,000 square-metre of Kevlar - a material used to make armour plating for vehicles and for bullet-proof armour. He had provided material for the group when it was planning and conducting operations in Afghanistan in 2002-3.
• March 12: Security forces kill two top ranking cadres of the LeT outfit, identified as Abu Muzafa Shah, an 'area commander', and Abu Marsad, a Pakistani national, in an encounter at Kotli Kalaban in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.
• March 11: Authorities in PoK are reported to have arrested eight terrorists in Muzaffarabad, including Zaki-ur-Rehman of the LeT.
• March 8: Two suspected LeT terrorists are killed in an encounter with the police in Northwest Delhi. One of the terrorists was identified as Ghulam Yazdani, who was linked to several recent terrorist attacks. While one of the terrorists was a Bangladeshi national the other was an Indian. Some arms and a vehicle have been recovered from them.

A top LeT cadre, Nasoor Rehman, is killed and his associate, who was a former Special Police Officer, Tanveer Ahmed, is arrested in an encounter with the SFs at village Tawai Changa in the Doda district.

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Home), Alok Sinha, said the Pakistan-based LeT outfit, whose cadre was shot dead in an encounter with police near Lucknow, appeared prima facie responsible for the serial bomb blasts in Varanasi.
• March 7: Hours after the serial blasts in Varanasi, a suspected LeT terrorist of Pakistan, Salar alias Doctor, is shot dead in an encounter with the police in the Gosaiganj area of Lucknow city. RDX and some detonators are recovered from the slain terrorist who was involved in the conspiracy to carry out a suicide attack at the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, which was foiled by central security agencies.

A LeT 'commander', Irshad Ahmad Khan alias Abu Khalid alias Gulla, is killed in an encounter with the security forces at Achabal in the Anantnag district.

A top LeT cadre, Irshad Ahmed alias Abu Talab, surrenders before the Army at Thathri in the Doda district along with some arms and ammunition.
• March 4: Three LeT cadres, including ‘district commander’ Abu Suleman alias Nima, are shot dead by the SFs at Gursai in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. One AK-47 rifle, one AK-56 rifle, eight magazines, 240 rounds, three hand grenade, one kg explosives, one remote control device, one dynamo set, two Alinco radio sets, three micro cassettes and two matrix sheets, two SIM cards and one stamp are recovered from the incident site. One soldier is wounded in the incident.
• February 27: Two LeT terrorists, Shamil and Shaheen, are arrested by the Delhi Police at the New Delhi Railway Station when they arrive by the Howrah New Delhi Express. According to police, they had come from Bangladesh with the intention to set up a base in Delhi and carry out terrorist activities. Three kgs of RDX, two electronic detonators, two pistols with 12 live cartridges, two Bangladeshi passports and Rs 40,000 of fake Indian currency notes were recovered from them.
• February 20: The Pakistan Government ends the house arrest of LeT chief, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, but asks him not leave Lahore. The Information Secretary of Jamaat-ud-Da’awah, Habibullah Salfi, said that the Government has ended Saeed’s house arrest, but has banned him from travelling to any other district. Hafiz Saeed was placed under house arrest on February 17 before he could attend a demonstration against the publishing of caricatures of the Prophet by several European newspapers.
• February 17: The Pakistan Government puts under house arrest Hafiz Mohamed Saeed, chief of the LeT, and bars him from addressing a conference against the publication of blasphemous cartoons in several European newspapers.
• February 16: A LeT cadre, Irshad Ahmed Rather, is killed during an encounter with the troops at Marhan village in the Bijbehara area of Anantnag district. One AK-47 rifle, two magazines and one grenade are recovered from the incident site.
• February 14: Three LeT terrorists are killed in an overnight gun battle with the SFs at Gujarpati village in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district. Two of the dead are identified as Showkat Ahmed Rather of Shopian and Zahoor Ahmed of Pampore.
• February 12: A LeT cadre, identified as Yaqoob Najar, is killed in an encounter with the troops in the Lolab area of Kupwara district.
• February 10: Doda district police neutralises a LeT hideout at Paryot and recovers 40 kg of RDX and 17 AK rounds. However, no arrests are made.
• February 8: Police arrests Mehraj Khalid Bhanday alias Abu Talla, a ‘district commander’ of the LeT for Kokernag in Anantnag district, from his house in the Bharat area of Doda district.
• February 6: A ‘group commander’ of the LeT, identified as Noor Mohammed, is arrested from the Gujjar Nagar area of Jammu city. Two more LeT cadres, Nazir Ahmad Khan and Mohammad Yaseen Baba, are arrested from the Kangan area of Srinagar along with two grenades.
• February 3: A foreign mercenary of the LeT, identified as Abu Hamza, is killed in an encounter with the SFs in the Marwah area of Doda district. One AK rifle, two magazines and 10 rounds are recovered from his possession.
• February 1: A plot suspected to be hatched by LeT terrorists to commit acts of sabotage in Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, and other parts of India is foiled with the arrest of Tariq Akhtar of the outfit from Madan Street in Kolkata. Incriminating documents, including Lashkar pamphlets, are seized from him. Police said Akthar joined the LeT during his three-year stay in Qatar and subsequently spent time in Pakistan and Bangladesh where he trained in the use of indigenous explosives. Following his disclosure, police arrested another LeT cadre Muhammed from Jamshedpur in Jharkhand and seized more LeT literature, 16 detonators and a laptop containing details of bomb making from him. Subsequently, the police arrested another cadre, Zubeid, from Benaras in the State of Uttar Pradesh. Kolkata Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee said: “The trio, explosive experts and planning to blow up a crowded place, may be linked to the Delhi blasts or the Bangalore attack. Other members are spread throughout the eastern region.”
• January 31: Police arrest a suspected LeT cadre in connection with the December 28-terrorist attack on the IISc campus in Bangalore. Chand Pasha reportedly acted as a conduit in disbursing funds for LeT's "subversive activities" in Karnataka and was used by another accused Abdul Rehman in routing money to members of the outfit.
• January 28: SFs shot dead seven terrorists soon after their infiltration from Salhutri in the Poonch district. Two Army personnel, including Major James Thomas, are also killed in the operation while two others are wounded. A Global Positioning System is among the cache of arms, ammunition and sophisticated weaponry recovered by the SFs. The slain terrorists belong to the LeT and JeM, said official sources.
• January 27: Police in Ganderbal claim that it has neutralised a network of the LeT with the arrest of three terrorists identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Rather, Ghulam Nabi Wani and Abdul Hameed Bhat. One pistol and eight grenades are recovered from their possession.
• January 25: Two LeT cadres, including a ‘district commander’ from Pakistan, are shot dead by the SFs in an encounter at Reasi in the Udhampur district. The duo is identified as ‘district commander’ Abdul Gaffar alias Abu Hamza, a resident of Dera Gazi Khan in Pakistan and Shabir Ahmed, a resident of Koteranka in the Rajouri district. Two AK rifles, eight magazines, five Chinese hand grenades, one wireless set and two satellite phones are recovered from the incident site.
• January 24: Two LeT cadres, Omar and Aamir, are killed in an encounter with the SF personnel which ensues after SFs launch a cordon-and-search operation in the Kunan Poshpora area of Kupwara district. Two AK-56 rifles are recovered from the incident site.
• January 22: SFs recover from the Gandoh area of Doda district the dead body of a HM cadre, Mohammed Sain, who is suspected to have been killed by LeT cadres. SFs also arrested three LeT cadres during a search operation at Sopore in the Baramulla district. They also seize one pistol, one magazine, four rounds and two hand grenades from the arrested.
• January 19: A LeT cadre is arrested near Parimpora on the outskirts of Srinagar along with two hand-grenades.
• January 18: Two Pakistani LeT terrorists and three others are sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by a Delhi court in connection with a series of bomb blasts in various north Indian cities in 1997 that kill 17 persons and injure nearly 300 others. "The serial blasts appear to be a concerted plan to cause maximum damage to the lives and property of the public. It was a direct threat to the normal functioning of the Government and amounts to destabilising the society", Additional Sessions Judge Rajiv Mehra says in the order. The LeT terrorists, Ajaz Mohammad and Mohammad Hussain, are found guilty of conspiring to wage war against the country along with Aamir Khan, Mohammad Shakil and Abdul Baqi for planning 37 blasts in Delhi, Panipat, Sonepat, Ludhiana, Kanpur and Varanasi on different days in 1997.
• January 17: Ahead of the Republic Day (January 26), SFs recover a huge cache of arms and ammunition, including RDX, from two places near Raipur Satwari in Jammu. The recovery included three AK rifles, four magazines, 879 rounds, 13 hand grenades, one UBGL, four UBGL grenades, five Chinese pistols, 10 magazines, 200 rounds, five radio sets, 10 kg RDX, 15 detonators, 10 remote control devices, 10 time pencils, 5 mts cordex wire, four improvised batteries, seven pika rounds and one audio cassette. Major General Jasbir Singh informed the media that, "the consignment had been dispatched here by LeT commander Abu Talla, who operates in Bhaderwah Tehsil of Doda district." He added, "LeT's possible targets seemed to be Military Cantonment, Airport and MA Stadium, the main venue of the Republic Day celebrations."
• January 16: SFs kill a LeT ‘commander’, Shafi Bajad alias Gorilla, at Cheri in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district. Two more LeT terrorists, who are reported to be heading towards Trikuta hills, housing the holy shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi, are shot dead by SFs at Reasi in the Udhampur district. Two AK rifles, eight AK magazines, 199 rounds, one wireless set, Rs 2077 Indian currency, Rs 15 in Pakistan currency and one Rial are recovered from the slain terrorists.
• January 14: Two ‘district commanders’ of the LeT, Abu Billal and Abu Saquib, are killed in an encounter with the SFs at Sheen Dara Top in the Surankote area of Poonch district. One AK-47 rifle, one AK-56 rifle, three magazines, one radio set, 20 rounds and one diary are recovered from the incident site. Another ‘district commander’ of the LeT, identified as Abu Maaz, is killed in a separate encounter with the SFs at Bhagwan Mohalla in the Kishtwar town of Doda district.
• January 6: The Mumbai Police arrest three suspected LeT terrorists from Nagpada in south Mumbai and seize arms and material used for manufacturing explosives from their possession. Police say the three terrorists, wanted for several crimes, including terrorist activities in Kashmir, were in the process of establishing contacts and developing a module in Mumbai. The police identify the three as Khurshid Ahmed Abdul Ghani Lone alias Lala (a resident of Bandipore in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir), Arshad Ghani Ahmed Badru, (resident of Sopore in Baramulla) and Mohammed Ramzan Abdul Wahab Qazi (resident of Bandipore). However, Mumbai Police Commissioner, A. N. Roy adds, "We have not yet established as to which of the militant outfit they belong to."
• January 1: A LeT cadre is arrested from Hefshormal in the Shopian area of the Pulwama district.
2005
• December 30: The Hyderabad Police arrest four suspected LeT cadres. They are detained during intensified patrolling in connection with the forthcoming Indian Science Congress in Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh, which Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam are scheduled to participate apart from a number of top scientists. Police sources say investigation is on to ascertain whether they are involved in the December 28 terrorist attack on the IISc in Bangalore.
• December 28: A scientist, Professor Emeritus M.C. Puri of the IIT -New Delhi, is killed and at least five persons are injured when an unidentified gunman, who is suspected to be linked to the LeT, opens fire and lobs grenades in the IISc campus in Bangalore, the capital city of Karnataka. The attack occurs when delegates at an international conference of the Operational Research Society of India are coming out of the J.N. Tata Auditorium in the IISc campus. Police recover five magazines, believed to be from an AK-47 rifle, a used grenade, a live grenade and spent bullets in front of the auditorium.
• December 25: Two foreign mercenaries of the LeT, including an ‘area commander’, are shot dead by the SFs in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. SSP (Poonch), S. D. Singh, said the slain terrorists were identified as Abu Suhail, an ‘area commander’, and Mohammed Farooq, both residents of PoK. Recoveries made from the incident site include two AK-56 rifles with four magazines and 44 rounds, two pouches, one Kenwood radio set, four hand grenades, two diaries, one compass and one watch.
• December 25: LeT ‘area commander’ Abu Umar is killed by the troops at village Sollian in the Surankote area of Poonch district. From his possession, SFs recovered one AK rifle, two magazines, 30 rounds, one UBGL, one radio set and 10 grenades.
• December 18: Three terrorists, including Janbaz Mawya, a ‘divisional commander’ of the LeT, are killed in an encounter at Wuyan in the Pampore area of Pulwama district. Police recover three AK-47 rifles besides some ammunition from the incident site.
• December 17: A LeT cadre is arrested from Bakhihakar in the Handwara area of Kupwara district. Two hand grenades and three detonators are recovered from his possession.
• December 17: Police arrest a cadre of the outlawed LeT who is allegedly involved in running a publishing outfit. Police sources said Sadique Moavia is wanted in two cases lodged with the South Cantonment police station and another one with the Muridke police. Sadique is allegedly involved in fanning sectarian disharmony across Punjab through provocative material being published in his magazine, Zarb-e-Momin, according to the police.
• December 13: A top-level LeT cadre, Aashiq Hussain, is arrested from Pul Doda in the Doda district when he was shifting a consignment of arms and ammunition, including three AK-47 rifles, eight magazines, five grenades and 283 AK rounds, from Srinagar to Bhaderwah.
• December 9: A Pakistan-based LeT cadre is arrested from Kanipora-Chogam village in the Shopian area of Pulwama district. Four UBGLs, some grenades and 20 AK rounds are recovered from his possession.
• December 8: Three LeT terrorists, including ‘district commander’ Abu Abdul Rehman and ‘area commander’ Abdul Rehman, are killed in an encounter with the SFs at village Dahrera in the Gursai area of Poonch district. Recoveries made from their possession included two AK-56 rifles, one AK-47 rifle, seven AK magazines, one satellite phone, one wireless set, two chargers, one tape recorder, two diaries, Rupees 600 in Indian currency and 12 mattresses.
• December 3: SFs in the Anantnag district kill three LeT militants during a cordon and search operation at Kachhwan Larnoo in the Kokernag area. They were identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Dar, Mohammad Ayub Dar and Fayaz Ahmed Bhat.
• December 3: In north Kashmir, troops of the Rashtriya Rifles killed a LeT militant, identified as Yasir Bhai of Pakistan, in an encounter at Doodhmoj Yunis in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.
• December 2: Head of a LeT module, Mohammad Rasheed Salfi alias Abdur Rehman alias Amjad alias Rehman Motta of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, is killed in an operation at Machhwa in southern outskirts of the capital Srinagar.
• December 2: Nissar Ahmed alias Abu Muslim, a top LeT terrorist involved in the killing of six civilians at Mahore a few months back, is shot dead by troops of the Rashtriya Rifles at Thatharaka in the Gool area of Udhampur district. One AK-56 rifle and two hand grenades are recovered from his possession.
• November 26: In a joint operation, the Rajasthan and Gujarat police kill a LeT cadre, Sohrabuddin Anwarhussain Sheikh, at Ahmedabad. D.G. Vanjhara of the Gujarat Police said they had intelligence information that Sohrabuddin, acting on behalf of Dawood Ibrahim and Sharif Khan Pathan, had come to Gujarat to kill an important leader and create chaos in the State.
• November 24: Two Let cadres are arrested in connection with the October 29 serial bomb blasts in the national capital Delhi, raising the number of persons detained in the case to three. Ghulam Ahmed Khan and Rafiq were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir by a Delhi Police team on the basis of information provided by Tariq Ahmed Dar who was arrested on November 10. Khan and Rafiq are suspected to be instrumental in arranging of funds for carrying out the blasts.
• November 19: Two LeT militants, including a ‘section commander’ of the outfit, are killed in an encounter with the police at Kither Bunjwa village in the Doda district. An Army personnel is also killed in the two hour gun-battle. The slain militants were identified as Abu Mansoor, a Pakistani national and Ismayil, a resident of Patnazi in Doda. Two AK rifles, two magazines, seven grenades, one wireless set, two kilograms of explosives and an unspecified quantity of ammunition are recovered from them.
• November 17: Three LeT terrorists, including a Pakistani national, are arrested from Pul Doda when they are on their way from Kupwara to Doda. Three grenades are recovered from their possession.
• November 16: Four civilians are killed and 72 persons, including legislator and former Minister Usman Majeed, sustain injuries in a powerful car bomb explosion near the main entrance of the J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters in Srinagar. IGP (Kashmir Zone), Javed Makhdoomi, said an explosion occurred in a Maruti-800 car on the link connecting Maulana Azad Road with Residency Road near the Corporate Headquarters of J&K Bank at 1025 hours (IST). The Al-Arifeen, believed to be a front outfit of the LeT, claimed responsibility for the blast.
• November 15: The 24-hour long gun-battle between the terrorists and SFs comes to end at the business hub of Lalchowk in capital Srinagar when Police shot dead one of the Fidayeen (suicide squad) terrorists and arrested the other. Two civilians were killed and 17 others sustained injuries in the incident. Police chief Gopal Sharma said that the gun-battle ended with the death of one Pakistani cadre of the LeT and the arrest of another, identified as 19-year-old Aijaz Ahmed Bhat alias Abu Sumama, a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan.
• November 13: Police recover the dead body of a LeT cadre, Fayaz Jin, from Sumbal forests in the Baramulla district. His colleagues allegedly killed him a few days earlier.
• November 13: The Delhi Police (DP) announces the arrest of LeT terrorist who allegedly coordinated and financed the serial bomb blasts in Delhi on October 29. Tariq Ahmed Dar, who is working as a sales representative with the pharmaceutical firm Johnson and Johnson, allegedly hatched the plot along with two LeT cadres, Abu Al Qama and Abu Huzefa, DP Commissioner K. K. Paul disclosed in Delhi.
• November 8: A group of terrorists shot dead the brother and sister-in-law of PDP leader and Member of Legislative Council, Master Tassaduq Hussain, in their house at Larkuti in the Budhal area of Rajouri district. The PDP leader’s brother, Mohammed Ashraf, is a police head constable, presently posted in District Police Lines, Rajouri. DIGP (Rajouri-Poonch range), V. K. Singh, informed that LeT terrorists, Abu Hamza and Sharaka, are main suspects in the killing.
• November 7: Two LeT ‘commanders’ are killed and a soldier sustains injuries during an encounter at Dharam forests in the Gool area of Udhampur district. The slain terrorists are identified as Abu Adil, a ‘tehsil commander’ and Abu Aria, an ‘area commander’, both residents of PoK. Recoveries made from their possession include one AK-47 rifle, one AK-56 rifle, two wireless sets, six AK magazines and 70 rounds, two diaries, one digital recorder and two letter pads of the LeT outfit.
• November 3: The security forces are reported to have arrested Abdullah Banday, a Congress party leader with alleged links to the Lashkar-e-Toiba from village Bharat in the Doda district. "Banday, a prominent Congress leader of Doda, was operating as Lashkar’s main conduit for Hawala operations in the district for last more than three years", police sources told Daily Excelsior.
• October 24: A court in New Delhi convicts a LeT terrorist, Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq, a Pakistani national and six others while acquitting four accused in the Red Fort attack case.
• October 14: A Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist, Talib Hussain Sheikh alias Babbar, surrendered after an encounter with troops at village Yardu in Nawapachi area of Doda district.
• September 30: In the Kokernag area of Anantnag district, security forces raided a terrorist hideout at Naubug Larnoo and killed three LeT terrorists, Mohammad Ashraf Khokha alias Bilal, Khursheed Ahmed Malik and Sajjad Rasool. A civilian, Ghulam Ahmed Kumar, was killed in the cross-firing, while another civilian sustained injuries.
• September 22: A cadre of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), identified as Karimullah, was killed in a gun-battle with the SFs at Machipor in the Baramulla district. One AK 47 rifle, three magazines, two hand grenades, one pouch and one radio set were recovered from his possession.
• August 26: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists, identified as Saifullah and Shabir Ahmad alias Zubair, were killed in an encounter with the troops at Dardpora-Chaklipora village in Anantnag district. One army personnel was also injured in the gun-battle. An AK rifle, a carbine and some ammunition were recovered from the slain LeT cadres.
• August 23: Delhi Police arrests a senior LeT terrorist from Zakir Nagar in the southern part of Delhi. Abu Razak Masood is reported to be outfit's coordinator in Dubai. Police said the accused was involved in a blast in Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, and had been declared a proclaimed offender in the case.
• August 13: Three LeT terrorists were killed, while two soldiers lost their lives during an encounter at village Khudwani in the Baramulla district. Two of the three slain terrorists were identified as Khwaja Jaleel-ur-Rehman Siddiquee and Abu Qasim Shakargarhi, both belonging to Multan in Pakistan. Security forces also arrested an overground worker of the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Baramulla district along with two hand grenades.
• July 22: The Lahore Police in Pakistan detain 15 suspected cadres of outlawed groups, including LeT, as part of the ongoing crackdown against Islamist extremism in the Punjab province.
• July 19: A group of suspected LeT terrorists kill six civilians at Dungi Bahak in the Mahore area of Udhampur district.
• July 16: Security forces arrest a Lashkar-e-Toiba cadre, identified as Sabzar Ahmad, from Badshah Chowk in Srinagar. An AK rifle, a wireless set, two hand grenades and some ammunition were recovered from him.
• July 15: The Uttar Pradesh Police said that they have identified two of the six slain terrorists involved in the attack on the disputed complex at Ayodhya on July 5 as Mohammad Yunus and Mehmood, Pakistani nationals belonging to the LeT.
• July 13: A LeT cadre, Abu Tamia, is killed during an encounter with the SFs at Achabal in the south Kashmir district of Anantnag. One AK rifle and two magazines were seized from him.
• July 11: Mohammed Hafiz Pir alias Saiful Islam alias Abu Kari, a ‘divisional commander’ of the LeT, is shot dead by the SFs during an encounter at Ghodal in the Dashnan area of Doda district. One AK-56 rifle, three magazine, 11 rounds, one Kenwood radio set and a hand grenade were recovered from the incident site. Hafiz Pir, a key Lashkar commander, was an expert in the use of matrix code sheets and IED. He was also involved in extortion and was chief co-ordinator for local recruitment, receipt and distribution of funds, and movement of weapons, ammunition and radio sets in the entire Doda district, said police sources.
• July 10: Two LeT terrorists, including ‘area commander’ Mohammed Akbar alias Abu Rehan alias Alfa 4, are killed during an operation launched by the troops at Gambhir Mugalan in the Rajouri district on. One AK-47 rifle, one AK-56 rifle, six magazines, four detonators, 90 rounds of ammunition, a grenade in damaged condition and two pouches were recovered from the incident site.
• July 6: An ‘area commander’ of the LeT, identified as Abu Wahid bin Abdul Qadir Zahid, is shot dead by the Army at village Chhunga in the Poonch district. A soldier was wounded during the operation. One AK-56 rifle, 25 rounds, one I Com radio set, three pocket diaries, one holy book, one wrist watch, one pouch and a hand grenade were recovered from the incident site.
• June 30: LeT terrorists attacked a house at village Mahakund in the Gool area of Udhampur district and shot dead a young girl, who was to become a bride, along with two other family members while five others of the family had a narrow escape. The attack was in revenge for the killing of three top LeT cadres by the SFs in Mahakund on June 2. The LeT had suspected that the families had informed the SFs about the terrorists’ movement.
• June 28: Three top LeT terrorists and two Special Police Officers were killed in a gun-battle at Chakka near the Bhaderwah town in Doda district.
• June 19: SFs shot dead Chand Babar alias Abdullah Qamar alias Golf, ‘operational chief’ of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, during an encounter at Sirajpora in the Handwara area of Kupwara district.
• June 18: Security forces killed two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists in an encounter at Gund-e-Dachhan village in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district.
• June 12: A suspected LeT cadre is killed by the troops in the Aaran forests of Udhampur district. One AK rifle, a wireless set and one pouch were recovered from his possession.
• June 7: Security forces raided a terrorist hideout and killed a Pakistani ‘divisional commander’ of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, identified as Abu Moosa, in the Sumbal-Bandipore belt of north Kashmir.
• June 2: Three LeT terrorists, including Samma Pakistani, a ‘tehsil commander’, were shot dead by the troops during an encounter at Mahakund in the Gool area of Udhampur district. The other two were identified as Mohammed Amin alias Saifullah and Abu Umar. Three AK rifles, five magazines and three hand grenades were recovered from the incident site.
• May 31: One LeT 'area commander', identified as Abu Bhai, was among the five front ranking terrorists of different outfits killed during an encounter at Makhi forest in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• May 26: Three terrorists, including one identified as Mohammed Shaffi, a ‘divisional commander’ of the LeT, and two Army personnel were killed during an encounter at Machan Koti nullah in the Doda district. Two AK-47 rifles, a destroyed wireless set, 19 cassettes, eight tape recorders, a large quantity of ration and eatables, blankets and one lantern were seized from the incident site
• May 23: Troops of the Rashtriya Rifles kill a LeT cadre, identified as Mohammad Shafi Shah, at Urnhal village in the Anantnag district.
• SFs shot dead two 'commanders' of the LeT during a search operation at Dhara Morha in the Surankote area of Poonch district. They were identified as Dr Abu Farkan, reportedly a medical practitioner from Pakistan, and Abu Haider, also from Pakistan. Two RR personnel were killed in the operation.
• May 22: The Special Cell of Delhi Police arrests Mohammed Ishaq, a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operative, from outside Safdarjung Hospital in the capital city. 5.5 kilograms of RDX, two electronic detonators and Rupees 2.5 lakhs in cash were recovered from his possession.
• May 21: The Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police arrests two LeT terrorists, Sadat Rashid and Masood Alam, from Lucknow. Four kilograms of explosive material, one-kg morphine and an English-make revolver were recovered from their possession.
• May 19: SFs recover dead bodies of two LeT terrorists, who were wounded in an encounter with the troops at village Tiller in the Nawapachi area on the intervening night of April 22 and 23, from the Marwah area of Doda district. They were identified as Mushtaq Ahmed and Rashid Sheikh.
• May 12: A suspected LeT cadre, identified as Harun Rashid, a resident of Siwan in the State of Bihar, was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police (DP) soon after he arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi by an Air India flight IC 856 from Singapore. He was also an active member of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
• May 7: A LeT terrorist, identified as Abu Jehad, is killed in an encounter with the SFs at Gophabal village near Trehgam in the Kupwara district. A student, identified as Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Sheikh, was also killed in the crossfire.
LeT ‘divisional commander’ for north Kashmir, Abu Noman, is killed in an encounter with security forces along with one of his accomplices at Pazipora village in the Kupwara district. In the shootout, an Army Major, Salman Khan, also died.
• May 3: Six infiltrators affiliated to the LeT are killed in the Krishna Ghati sector on the LoC in Poonch district when SFs foiled their attempt to intrude. Six AK rifles, one Under Barrel Grenade Launcher, 332 AK rounds, 27 magazines, eight Pakistan made grenades, 17 Chinese grenades, one Kenwood radio set, three wire cutters, Rupees 54,000 in Indian currency, Rupees 30 in Pakistan currency and some documents were recovered from the incident site.
• May 2: The Lashkar-e-Toiba is banned by the United Nations (UN) for its links with the Al Qaeda. The organisation, along with its front outfits, has been banned under UN Resolution 1267 under which all states are obliged to freeze the assets, prevent their entry into or transit through their territories. The LeT was put on the list with all its aliases, including Al-Mansooran, Pasban-e-Ahle-Hadis, Army of Pure, and the Army of Pure and Righteous.
• April 25: The Delhi Police shot dead two LeT terrorists near the Pragati Maidan area of the capital.
• April 22: Five LeT cadres, identified as Abu Dujana, a ‘deputy divisional commander’, Abu Walid, Irshad Ahmed Hajam, Chhota Umar and Abu Hamza, were killed by troops at Bakh-e-Hakar village in the Handwara area of Kupwara district.
• Another LeT cadre, Abu Abdullah Waqar, is killed by the troops at Hardulwari in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.
• April 18: Three cadres of the LeT are shot dead by the SFs at Sheeen Dhara in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. Three AK-47 rifles, nine magazines, one radio set, one binocular, one diary, a holy book and a steel trunk were recovered from their possession.
• April 15: SFs killed four suspected LeT terrorists during an operation at Kanir village in the Budgam district. Four AK-56 rifles, five grenades, one grenade launcher, a binocular, three mobile phone sets and two wireless sets were recovered from the incident site.
• April 13: SFs killed two LeT cadres and arrested two daughters of a Government official, identified as Tabbasum Manzoor Naqashbandi and Tehmeena Manzoor Naqashbandi, allegedly with a number of mobile and satellite phones of the outfit during a search operation at the Khansahib area of Budgam district. One of the slain terrorists was identified as Salfi alias Omar Bhai. Five people were wounded in the gun-battle. Troops recovered two AK-56 rifles, one damaged mobile phone and one wireless set.
A Lashkar-e-Toiba ‘area commander’, identified as Abu Qasim, was killed by the troops during an encounter at Kasblari in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. One AK rifle, five magazines, five hand grenades and one wireless set were recovered from the encounter site.
• March 31: Five CRPF personnel sustained injuries when terrorists hurled a grenade on their post at Khanyar Police Station in Srinagar. Al Mansooran, a front outfit of the LeT, claimed responsibility for the attack.
• March 29: A youth, identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed, is killed by suspected LeT cadres at village Biwilian in the Udhampur district for his reported refusal to go to Thannamandi in Rajouri district and courier Hawala money for them.
• March 28: Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel are reported to have died and nine others were wounded when a BSF operational party was ambushed by six to eight suspected LeT terrorists at village Chatyari in the Kalakote area of Rajouri district.
• March 24: SFs shot dead Abu Billal, an Afghani terrorist of the LeT, during an encounter at Basantgarh in the Udhampur district. Two AK magazines, 29 rounds of ammunition, one Chinese grenade, one Chinese pistol, seven pistol rounds, one pouch and some documents and cassettes were recovered from the incident site.
• March 23: A LeT terrorist, identified as Abu Zubair Shaheen, is killed during an encounter with the police at Kallar Kattal in the Surankote area of Poonch district. One AK rifle, four magazines, 107 rounds of ammunition, four hand grenades and one wireless set were recovered from the incident site.
• March 22: Three ‘commanders’ of the LeT and Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) outfits were killed during an encounter with the SFs at Chinar Mohalla in the Surankote area of Poonch district. The slain terrorists have been identified as Asatullah alias Abu Umar, a ‘district commander’ of the LeT, Abu Talha alias M4, an ‘area commander’ of the TuM and Abu Mudassar, an ‘area commander’ of the LeT. Three AK-47 rifles, eight magazines, one radio set, one hand grenade and six diaries were recovered from the incident site.
• March 21: A front ranking LeT terrorist, identified as Nazir Ahmed Khan alias Muslim Inqilabi, is arrested from a village near Kaliachak in the Malda district of West Bengal by the joint squad of the West Bengal and J&K Police. Nazir Ahmed had been charged with killing 18 people, including a Major of the Army, in J&K.
• March 20: The bullet riddled body of an over-ground worker of the LeT, identified as Kalu, was recovered from the Kalaban area of Rajouri district.
• March 14: A LeT ‘district commander’, identified as Abu Umar, is killed by the troops during an operation at Phagla Nursery in the Surankote area of Poonch district. While one soldier was injured, one AK-47 rifle, four AK magazines, two hand grenades, one radio set and 107 AK rounds were recovered from the incident site.
• March 12: Troops of Rashtriya Rifles (3 Battalion) killed a LeT cadre, identified as Bashir Ahmed Malla, in an encounter at Wularhama in the Pahalgam area of Anantnag district.
• March 10: A ‘district commander’ of the LeT, Mudasar alias Abu Hamza, is killed during an encounter with the SF personnel at Konibal in the Pampore area of Pulwama district. Hamza and one Altaf Malik alias Pinto Malik had managed the abduction and subsequent killing of the IRCON engineer, Sudheer Kumar Pundir, and his brother in the Awantipore area in May 2004.
• March 9: Two LeT terrorists are killed by the SFs during an encounter at Bakhipora in the Rafiabad locality of Baramulla district.
• March 8: SF personnel killed one LeT terrorist, identified as Abu Sayyed Janbaz, during a gun-battle at Garoora in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district. A soldier was wounded during the encounter.
• March 5: Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrests two suspected LeT cadres, identified as Hamid and Sariq, along with 10.5 kg of RDX at Mubarak Chowk on G.T. Karnal Road.
Three LeT terrorists were shot dead in an encounter with the Special Cell of the Delhi police at Kakrola Mor in South-West Delhi on information given by Hamid and Sariq. A huge quantity of ammunition, including three AK-56 assault rifles, hand-grenades, live cartridges, satellite phones and some documents were recovered from their hideout. They were planning to target the Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun.
• February 26: A LeT terrorist and his guide, identified as Abu Ali and Wazir Mohd respectively, were shot dead by the SFs in an encounter at Bhat Mohalla in the Poonch district. One AK rifle, one Chinese pistol, one pistol magazine, 24 AK rounds, four Chinese grenades and one pouch were recovered from the encounter site.
• February 25: An ‘area commander’ of the LeT, Jamaal Din alias Waleed, and his bodyguard are killed by the troops during an encounter at Jamlan Malla village in the Mahore area of Udhampur district. Two AK-56 rifles, four magazines, one Chinese grenade, one binocular and 51 AK rounds were recovered from the incident site.
• February 24: Three LeT terrorists, identified as Qasim alias Charlie Two, Abu Umar alias Charlie Five and Shabnam, are killed during an encounter with the SFs at Nadihal in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district.
• February 12: SFs shot dead three LeT terrorists in Surankote area of Poonch district. Three AK -56 rifles, three magazines, two wireless sets, one grenade, some ammunition and medicines were recovered from the slain terrorists’ possession.
• February 8: SF personnel killed a LeT terrorist, identified as Manzoor Hussain alias Ali Bhai, during an encounter at Galibabad on the outskirts of capital Srinagar.
• February 6: A suspected LeT cadre and a soldier were killed during an encounter that ensued after troops launched a search operation in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. One AK rifle and some ammunition were recovered from the slain terrorist’s possession.
During another encounter at Muhri Mohalla in the Surankote area of Poonch district, two LeT cadres, identified as Abu Qasim alias Mike 4 and Abu Tallah alias W3, an ‘area commander’, were killed. Two AK rifles, some ammunition and four grenades were recovered from the incident site.
• January 30: Three cadres of the LeT were shot dead by the troops during an encounter at Gai Narh in the Gambhir area of Rajouri district.
• January 17: A LeT cadre, Farooq Ahmed Mir, is killed in an encounter with the SFs at Basti in the Kothi area of Doda district.
• January 12: Two terrorists of the LeT, identified as Abu Hamas and Imran, and a woman are killed in an encounter that ensued after troops launched a search operation in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.
• January 7: The Al-Mansooran, suspected to be a front outfit of the LeT, in a suicide attack at the Income Tax (IT) office in the Barbar Shah locality of the capital Srinagar killed a Deputy Commandant of the BSF, a soldier and one police personnel and injured four persons, including a security officer. One of the terrorists was shot dead in the resultant exchange of fire while the multi-storeyed building housing the IT office caught fire during the gun-battle. Over 70 people, including 50 officials of the IT Department and visitors, trapped inside were later rescued.
An ‘area commander’ of the LeT, identified as Dilawar Ikramah, is shot dead along with his body-guard by the troops at Chak Banola in the Mendhar area of Poonch district. One AK-47 rifle, one AK-56 rifle, five AK magazines with 70 rounds of ammunition, one radio set and some explosive material were recovered from the incident site.
• January 5: SFs shot dead the ‘district launching chief’ of the LeT, Abu Assadullah alias Janbaaz, in an encounter at Batkote village in Kupwara district.
2004
• December 31: Three unidentified terrorists were reportedly found dead in an orchard near Momin in the Kulgam area of Anantnag district. The dead bodies were believed to be those of terrorists killed in a group clash between the HM and LeT.
Three LeT cadres are killed during an encounter that ensued after SFs raided their hideout at Nawpora Reban in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.
During a separate encounter at Naika Majari in the Mendhar area of Poonch district, SF personnel killed two more LeT cadres, identified as Abu Katal and Abu Larvi. Two AK-47 rifles, three magazines, 90 rounds of ammunition, one wireless set, eight hand grenades, six detonators and some eatables were recovered from the incident site.
• December 27: Asif Mohammed, a ‘district commander’ of the LeT, is arrested from the outskirts of Bhaderwah town in Doda district.
• December 23: Two LeT cadres are killed during an encounter with the troops in the Mahore area of Udhampur district. The troops seized two AK-47 rifles with magazines, some ammunition, one wireless set, two grenades and explosive devices from the incident site.
• December 21: Two LeT terrorists, including ‘deputy district commander’ Abu Anees, are killed during an encounter with the security forces inside a natural cave at village Ganjot in the Mahore area of Udhampur district. While one soldier was wounded during the encounter, two AK rifles, a large quantity of ammunition and two grenades were recovered from the incident site.
• December 18: An LeT cadre, identified as Umar Mustafa, is shot dead by the troops during an encounter at Dandidhara in the Surankote area of Poonch district. One AK rifle, three magazines, one radio set and a large quantity of eatables were recovered from the incident site.
• December 17: A ‘district commander’ of the LeT, identified as Abu Umar alias Bravo 1, is shot dead during a joint operation by troops of the Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group in the Surankote area of Poonch district. One AK-47 rifle, one magazine and a diary were recovered from the incident site.
• December 15: Two terrorists of the LeT are killed during an encounter with the troops at village Pallad in the Bhaderwah area of Doda district. One AK-56 rifle, one magazine, 11 rounds of ammunition, a rifle with one magazine and eight rounds and one .303 rifle were recovered from the encounter site.
Two suspected LeT cadres who made an abortive attempt to storm a BSF camp at Sopore in the Baramulla district were killed by the BSF personnel. While one BSF personnel was wounded during the incident, the troops also shot dead a civilian mistaking him to be a terrorist. BSF later indicated that the civilian had been used for the terrorist action at gunpoint.
• December 11: Two terrorists of the HuJI outfit were reportedly shot dead by their rivals in the LeT at Kot Baggar in the Gool area of Udhampur district. The incident was a result of a dispute over sharing some money.
• December 10: Four police personnel are killed and four Village Defence Committee (VDC) members sustain injuries during an encounter with a group of suspected LeT terrorists at village Mathain in the Kathua district.
• December 8: SFs shot dead two LeT terrorists, identified as Sultan Bhai and Aslam Bhai, after a nightlong encounter. A day earlier the terrorists had held the ruling PDP leader's wife, mother-in-law, maid and father-in-law captive at Kanispora in the outskirts of Baramulla town.
• December 7: Two suspected terrorists of the LeT, held the ruling PDP's Baramulla Zonal president, Wajahat Hussain's wife, mother-in-law, maid and father-in-law captive at Kanispora in the outskirts of Baramulla town. Later, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (22 Battalion) managed to rescue all the captives.
• November 27: Four terrorists of the LeT were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the outskirts of capital Srinagar.
• November 25: Indian Army personnel arrested a Pakistan based terrorist, identified as Mirwaz, designated as ‘guide commander’ of the Lashkar-e-Toiba at Kotli village in the Rajouri district.
• November 17: Two terrorists of the Harkat-ul-Jehadi-e-Islami (HuJI) were reportedly shot dead by foreign mercenaries of the LeT to thwart the former’s attempt to surrender before security forces in Poonch district.
• November 10: Troops of Rashtriya Rifles killed a LeT terrorist, identified as Nisar Ahmed Shah alias Abu Alqama, at Cheeri Panzgam in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district.
• November 6: Security forces foiled an infiltration attempt from across the border and killed five LeT terrorists who had crossed the Line of Control near Krishna Ghati sector in the Poonch district.
• November 3: Five LeT terrorists who were hiding in a mosque in Khilan Gund-e-Moosa in Pulwama-Bijbehara belt were shot dead after a six hour gun-battle with soldiers of the Rashtriya Rifles.
• November 1: Lashkar ‘district commander’ Assadullah Bhai was killed by security forces at Panzan in Chadoura area.
• October 27: In an encounter at Namtahal village, behind Srinagar Airport, in Budgam district, a LeT ‘commander’ was killed.
• October 21: A LeT cadre, identified as Khurshid Ahamed, was arrested by the security forces from Doda district
• October 20: Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist, identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Bhat, was killed in an encounter with the police at Damdar in the Baramulla district
• October 16: Four LeT terrorists were killed in a gunbattle with security forces at Handwara in the Kupwara district.
Security forces killed a LeT cadre, identified as Gulzar Ahmed Parray, at Malipora in the Kulgam area of Anantnag district.
• October 15: Two LeT terrorists were shot dead by security forces at Chijar Dhar in the Gandoh area of Doda district.
• October 13: A LeT terrorist, identified as Dilawar, was killed in an encounter at Baderkoot in the Kupwara district.
Four terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit were reportedly killed when the army foiled their attempt to exfiltrate to the other side of Line of Control (LoC) in the Uri Sector of Baramulla district.
• October 11: Three Lashkar terrorists including, a ‘district commander’ identified as Abu Anaf, were killed during an encounter with the security forces at Kachhdara village in the Pulwama district.
• October 6: Two LeT cadres were reportedly killed during an encounter with the security forces in Zainakot on the Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway
• October 4: During an encounter at Ban Dodi in the Surankote area of Poonch district on October 4, security forces killed six top cadres of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit, including two ‘commanders’.
• October 3: Three terrorists of the Lashkar, including ‘area commander’ Zanat Gul and his deputy Ghulam Rasool, were killed during an encounter with the security forces at village Hariwalla in the Udhampur district
• September 23: Troops shot dead a LeT ‘divisional commander’, identified as Abu Amir, and his associates, Sajjad Ahmad Lone and Javed Ahmad Rather alias Abu Muslim Zarar, during an encounter at Paddarpora in the Pulwama district.
• September 18: Security forces, in an encounter, killed five terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizb-e-Islami at Chitti Pass in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• September 14: Three suspected LeT terrorists were killed during an encounter with the troops at Onagam in the Bandipore area of Baramulla district
• September 2: Suspected cadres of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) are reported to have killed three Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists near Maman village in the Pulwama district.
• August 29: The Army foiled two infiltration attempts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera and Keri sectors killing eight terrorists, including a top LeT ‘commander’ Kale Khan.
• August 27: A Lashkar-e-Toiba cadre, identified as Mohammed Altaf, was killed by the security forces at village Hamuta in the Poonch district.
• August 25: A ‘commander’ of the LeT, Abdul Rehman Al-Darees alias Mussa, was killed in the Rajouri district.
• August 20: Two terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, identified as Mohammed Azhar alias Abu Hamzah and Amjid Junaid, were killed during an encounter with the police in the Handwara area of Kupwara district
• August 16: Special Cell of Delhi Police shot dead a suspected LeT terrorist during an encounter at Dwarka in South-West Delhi.
• August 12: Two suspected LeT terrorists were shot dead by security force personnel during an encounter in the Khari area of Poonch district.
• July 27: Two Afghan mercenaries, affiliated to the LeT, were shot dead by troops during an encounter at village Phagla in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• July 23: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba cadres, identified as Abu Asif Shehzad and Abu Masood, were killed during an encounter with troops in the Lolab valley of Kupwara district.
• July 22: LeT ‘deputy chief’ for Jammu and Kashmir, ‘Colonel’ Usman, was among five terrorists killed in an encounter with troops at Tikkipora village in Kupwara district.
• July 18: Mohammed Ashraf alias Aba Usman, a 'district commander' of Lashkar-e-Toiba, was shot dead by troops during an encounter at Seoj Gali in the Bhaderwah area. Ashraf was involved in the killing of three labourers at Gul Danda Dhar in Doda on July 13.
• July 16: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JD), the parent outfit of LeT, splits with two senior leaders opposing the leadership of its founder, Prof. Hafeez Mohammed Saeed. The rebels are reported to have formed a new outfit called Khair-un-Nasv (peoples’ welfare)
• July 9: Three suspected LeT cadres were reportedly killed during an encounter at village Chakthroo in the Poonch district. Two AK-47 rifles, 10 magazines, two wireless sets, one pistol, four hand grenades, Rupees 850 in Pakistan currency and some documents were recovered from the incident site.
• July 7: A Lashkar-e-Toiba ‘section commander’, identified as Riaz Ahmed, was shot dead during an encounter with security forces’ at Bash Dhar in the Doda district.
• July 3: Security Forces shot dead two LeT terrorists, identified as Shabir Ahmed Atoo and Farooq Ahmed, in a gun battle in the Koti area of Doda district..
• June 29: LeT ‘divisional commander’ Shahid Ahmed alias Zulu-4 and ‘district commander’ Zahid Hafiz Arian alias Nayeem were killed during an encounter in the Rawalpora area of Srinagar.
A special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court framed charges against five suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists under POTA for engineering the August 25, 2003-twin bomb explosions in Mumbai.
• June 26: A group of terrorists, reportedly a combination of LeT and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen's (HM) Pir Panjal Regiment (HMPPR), attacked village Teli Katha in upper reaches of Marha in Surankote tehsil (administrative unit) of Poonch district killing 11 civilians including three children and two teenagers and injuring 10 others.
• June 25: In the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists killed the abducted railway engineer, Sudhir Kumar Pundeer, and his brother.
• June 22: During an encounter at Gagal-Warnaw in the Lolab area of Kupwara, two suspected LeT cadres, identified as Mohammad Zaman alias Abu Umar and Mohammad Azam Din, were shot dead by troops. Two AK-47 rifles, 12 magazines, 170 rounds of ammunition, five hand grenades, two grenade launchers and a wireless set were reportedly recovered from their possession.
• June 17: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) cadres were killed during an encounter at Gursai in the Poonch district. One AK-47 rifle, one AK-56 rifle, three AK magazines, three hand grenades and Rupees 2275 in Indian currency were recovered from the incident site.
• June 16: The crime branch of Maharashtra Police shot dead two suspected terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit in northwest Mumbai. One of them was identified as Adnan Kirmani alias Abu Salem.
A US court sentences three persons for conspiring to aid the LeT. Federal Judge Leonie M Brinkema imposed life imprisonment on Masood Khan, an 85-year term on Seifullah Chapman and a 97-month sentence for Abdur Raheem. All three were members of the 'Virginia jihad network'.
• June 15: The Gujarat Police shot dead four suspected LeT terrorists who had allegedly planned to assassinate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the Sardarnagar area of Ahmedabad.
• June 12: Troops of the Poonch Brigade foiled an infiltration attempt on the Line of Control (LoC) in Sabjian sector killing two suspected Pakistani LeT cadres. A soldier also died in the gun-battle. Recoveries made from the slain terrorists' possession included three AK rifles, 12 magazines, 305 rounds, two radio sets, four hand grenades, Rupees 30,000 in Indian currency, Rupees 5 in Pakistan currency and 39 pencil cells.
• June 4: The Army foiled an exfiltration attempt on the LoC at Lohara Gali in the Mendhar sector of Poonch district by killing three terrorists, suspected to be part of the LeT outfit. A soldier is reported to have died in the gun-battle that lasted for approximately eight hours.
• May 26: Two LeT cadres were killed by the Army after they had targeted the residence of slain legislator and counter-insurgent Mohammad Yousuf Parray alias Kukka Parray at Hajan in the Baramulla district.
• May 12: In Kupwara district, LeT ‘district commander’ Abid was killed during an encounter at Lashtiyal Forests.
• May 11: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba cadres were killed during an encounter with troops at Khooni nullah in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• May 8: Three foreign mercenaries of the LeT were killed by troops during an encounter at village Charala in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• May 6: Security forces killed a group of six LeT terrorists at the Panar forest area near Bandipore in Baramulla district.
• May 1: Three LeT terrorists, including a ‘district commander’ for Poonch district, were shot dead during an encounter with troops at Kotli Kalaban under the jurisdiction of Manjakote police station in Rajouri district. Among those killed was Abu Bashir, a ‘district commander’ of LeT for Poonch. Three AK rifles, eight AK magazines, 60 rounds of ammunition, four hand grenades, two radio sets, one Dictaphone, one alkaline battery and one receiver IED circuit were recovered from the incident site.
• April 21: Three foreign mercenaries affiliated to the Lashkar-e-Toiba were reportedly killed by the troops during an encounter at Kalaban in the Mendhar area of Poonch district.
• April 17: During an encounter at Sonabrari-Kokernag in the Anantnag district, two terrorists reportedly affiliated to the LeT and a soldier were killed.
• April 15: A 21-year-old Pakistani student in Australia was charged with receiving training from the Lashkar-e-Toiba. Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty said in a statement that the man was arrested and later refused bail by a local criminal court. He is believed to be the first person charged under Australian terrorist laws introduced after 9/11.
• April 14: Bashir Ahmad Khan, a self-styled Divisional Commander of the LeT, is killed during an encounter on the outskirts of capital Srinagar.
• April 11: Three LeT terrorists, including a ‘commander’ identified as Khalid alias Ceera 7, were reportedly killed by security force personnel in the Kreeri Pattan area of Baramulla district.
• March 30: Two LeT cadres were killed in an encounter in the Surankote area of Poonch district The two have been identified as Abu Asadullah, a ‘district commander’ of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Abu Rahim, an ‘area commander’ of the outfit.
• March 20: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district. Two AK rifles, four magazines, 37 rounds of ammunition, three hand grenades, two wireless sets, one radio set antenna, 12 pencil cells and one photo album were recovered from the incident site.
• March 14: A ‘divisional commander’ of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, identified as Bagh Hussain alias Tahir Hussain, was killed during an encounter with the Army at Mohalla Dang in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.
• March 13: Troops kill LeT terrorists in an encounter in Banihal area of Doda district.
• March 5: Two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba cadres were killed at Awantipore in the Pulwama district.
• February 28: Four Lashkar terrorists were shot dead by the police at Dara Sangla in Poonch district.
• February 9: Two cadres of the Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed during an encounter with SFs at village Shikari in the Reasi area of Udhampur district.
• February 8: Three foreign mercenaries affiliated to the Lashkar were shot dead by SFs during an encounter at village Tainka in the Banihal area of Doda district.
• February 6: Three soldiers and two LeT cadres were killed during an encounter that ensued after an Army patrol party was ambushed by a group of terrorists at village Snehi in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• February 5: Nine terrorists and a Junior Commissioned Officer of the Army were killed during an encounter at Donil Hill in the Kupwara district. SFs launched an operation after securing information that a group of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) cadres had established a hideout in the area.
• February 2: Five persons, including three LeT activists, a soldier and a young girl, were killed in a gun battle at Bafliaz in Poonch district.
• January 23: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba Fidayeen (suicide squad) terrorists were killed by SFs in an encounter at village Morha Bachai in Surankote area of Poonch district.
• January 20: SFs killed two terrorists of the LeT in an encounter at Magam Sonbrari in the Kokernag area of Anantnag district.
• January 17: Six LeT cadres and three soldiers were killed in a gun battle in the Vevan forest area of Bandipore.
• January 13: SFs in a two hour long gun battle killed a Lashkar-e-Toiba ‘operational commander’, Javed Ahmed alias Abu Katil Manji Dhara, under the jurisdiction of Manjakote police station in the Rajouri district. A civilian was also killed in the exchange of firing.
• January 6: Security forces shot dead two suspected LeT terrorists during an encounter at Zethan in the Baramulla district.
• January 5: Two LeT terrorists were reportedly shot dead by cadres of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.
2003
• December 23: The US Secretary of State redesignates the Lashkar-e-Toiba as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
• December 20: SFs shot dead an ‘area commander’ of the LeT during an encounter at village Darra in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.
• December 13: Two LeT terrorists were killed in an encounter with SFs at Parigam, near Borsu, in Kulgam area.
• December 1: Two SFs and two LeT cadres were killed during an encounter at Rei-Kapran village in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.
• November 21: Four LeT terrorists, including ‘divisional commander’ Abu Abrar, were killed during an encounter with SFs in the Buzla mountains, approximately nine kilometers from Khari in the Doda district.
• November 20: Abu Maghad, a LeT ‘commander’ was shot dead during an encounter at Mahakund in the Gool area of Udhampur district.
• November 19: SFs killed two LeT terrorists during a cordon-and-search operation at Palpora in the Sopore area of Baramulla district. Another Lashkar cadre was killed during an encounter with the SFs at village Giala in the Rajouri district.
• November 18: One LeT terrorist and a soldier were killed while another soldier was injured in an encounter at village Laa in the Thannamandi area of Rajouri district.
• November 15: Jamaat-ud-Dawa (the new name for Lashkar-e-Toiba [LeT]) is placed on the 'watch list' under the Anti-Terrorist Act 1997.
• November 21: Four LeT terrorists, including 'divisional commander' Abu Abrar, are killed during an encounter with the security forces in the Buzla mountains, approximately nine kilometers from Khari in the Doda district.

• • • September 19: Security forces kill three terrorists, including Abu Haroon, an 'area commander' of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, at village Sarbullah in the Gool area of Udhampur district.
• September 18: Security forces foil a major infiltration attempt at the Kalsian village in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district killing eight terrorists affiliated to the Lashkar-e-Toiba.
• September 16: Three LeT terrorists and one SF personnel are killed and four SF personnel sustain injuries during an encounter in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.
• September 10: Five Pakistan-based terrorist groups, including the LeT, which were proscribed by President Pervez Musharraf on January 12, 2002, are currently functioning openly under changed identities, according to the Pakistan-based Herald.
• September 3: Security forces kill three foreign mercenaries of the LeT, including an 'area commander' during an encounter at Budhal in the Rajouri district.
• August 18: An LeT 'area commander' identified as Abbu Jindal alias K-6 is shot dead during an encounter at village Gunthal in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• August 8: Manzoor Zahid Chowdhary, a Pakistani who was the 'chief co-ordinator' of the LeT, is killed in an encounter in the Chadoura area of Budgam district. Manzoor had been one of the terrorists who had launched an attack on the Akshardham temple in Gujarat on September 24, 2002.
• August 7: A designated court in Delhi sentences a LeT terrorist and his two associates under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA). While the LeT terrorist, Feroz Ahmed Sheikh was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, his associates Sheikh Sajjad and Mehrajuddin Peer were sentenced to five years of imprisonment.
• July 25: Five LeT terrorists are killed during an encounter near Manjoo Post at Nageena Bridge, close to the Line of Control (LoC), in the Karnah sector.
• July 22: A three-member fidayeen (suicide squad) storms an army camp killing eight security force personnel, including a Brigadier, and injuring 12 others, including four top Generals, a Brigadier and two Colonels at village Bangti on the Tanda road in Akhnoor. The Al-Shahuda Brigade, suspected to be a front organisation of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, claims responsibility for the attack.
• July 17: Security forces raid a terrorist hideout at Lalad Amargarh near Sopore and in the ensuing encounter, a 'district commander' of the LeT is killed.
• July 13: Four LeT terrorists are killed during an encounter at village Upper Pangai in the Thanamandi area of Rajouri district.
• July 3: Eight persons arrested in the US on June 27 for their alleged support to the LeT to train and participate in Jehad in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir plead not guilty in a district court in Virginia
• June 30: A District Court of Alexandria in US orders release of Masoud Ahmad Khan, who was arrested on an unspecified date, on charges of recruiting, training and helping LeT terrorists for subversive activities in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir.
• June 28: A 41-count Federal Grand Jury indictment is turned against 11 LeT terrorists who have been charged with conspiracy to "prepare for and engage in violent jehad" against foreign targets in Kashmir, Philippines and Chechnya. The 11 include eight persons arrested by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania on June 27 and three others believed to be in Saudi Arabia.
• June 27: Eight alleged LeT cadres, accused of planning terrorist acts in the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir, are arrested during a series of raids around the US Federal Capital of Washington, the US Justice Department said in a statement. Three other persons, reportedly living in Saudi Arabia, were also named in a 42-count Justice Department indictment.
• June 26: Four foreign mercenaries, including Abu Muaviya, a LeT 'district commander', and an Afghani identified as Abu Haamid, 'company commander' of the JeM are killed during an encounter in the Dooraswani forest area of Lolab in Kupwara district.
• June 20: Four foreign mercenaries of the LeT are killed during an encounter at village Tiranga in the Banihal area of Doda district.
• June 14: 10 hardcore Pakistani Lashkar terrorists are killed during an encounter at Hari Safeda in the Surankote area of Poonch district. A police constable and a civilian were also killed in the incident.
• June 9: Five suspected LeT terrorists are killed during an encounter at Nangali Top in the Poonch district.
• June 7: Three LeT terrorists and a civilian are killed and three other civilians, including two women, injured at village Chrung in the Thanamandi area of Rajouri district.
• May 22: A suspected Pakistani Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist is killed in an encounter in the Nazafgarh area of Delhi.
• May 16: Two LeT 'commanders' and one SF personnel are killed in an encounter at village Hayatpura in the Rajouri district.
• May 7: Three security force personnel, including an Army Captain, and five suspected LeT terrorists are killed during an encounter at the Yusmarg foothills of Pir Panjal mountain range. LeT chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed says in an interview to The Nation that the recent talks offer from India to solve the Kashmir issue is to complete the US agenda in the region.
• May 4: Three LeT terrorists are killed in an encounter at Beerwah in the central Kashmir district of Budgam. Separately, three more Lashkar cadres are killed at village Manyali in the Azmatabad area of Rajouri district.
• May 2: Two LeT foreign mercenaries, including Abu Wasid, a 'deputy divisional commander', are killed during an encounter at village Kalali Morha in the Surankote area of Poonch district.
• April 25: Two foreign mercenaries of the LeT are killed during an encounter in the forest area near Wagban, Kupwara district.
• April 23: Two LeT terrorists and one SF personnel are killed in an encounter at the Wanigam village in Pattan area of Baramulla district.
• April 20: Security forces foil a major infiltration attempt on the Line of Control in the Nar village of Mendhar sector in Poonch district and kill nine LeT infiltrators.
• Hafiz Saeed, LeT chief, rejects Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s offer to hold talks with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue.
• April 18: Three Pakistani cadres of the LeT are killed in an encounter at Yaripora, Kulgam district.
• April 17: In a clash between cadres of the HM and LeT at Kot Behrot, Thanamandi area of Rajouri district, an LeT ‘commander’ is killed.
• April 14: SF personnel kill Abu Abdul Rehman Saif, a ‘senior commander’ of the LeT during an encounter in the Banihal area of Doda district.
• April 11: Four foreign mercenaries of the LeT are killed in an encounter at the foothills of the Pirpanjal range in Kulgam district.
• April 10: J&K arrest Zia Mustafa alias Arbaz alias Abdullah Omar, a ‘district commander’ of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, who is alleged to have planned the March 23-massacre of 24 Kashmiri Pandits (descendants of Brahmin priests) at Nadimarg village, Pulwama district.
• April 8: Bishar Ahmed alias Double Bravo, a ‘district commander’ surrenders to the Border Security Force and Ramban police.
• April 6: Security forces foil an infiltration attempt on the Line of Control in Keri sector, killing six LeT terrorists.
• March 30: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, LeT chief, addresses a rally at Shahibagh stadium in Peshawar and calls for unity among Muslims and Jehad against the US forces in Iraq.
• March 17: Two LeT terrorists are killed and three SF personnel injured at Brakpora village, Anantnag district.
• March 16: Two Lashkar terrorists, involved in the Dundak-attack, near Surankote in Poonch district, on March 13, in which two civilians were killed and two others injured, are killed by SFs at Phagla village, in the same district.
• March 14: Three civilians and a Deputy Superintendent of Police are killed in a suspected fidayeen attack by the LeT on a Muharram (religious procession of Muslims) procession at Poonch Bus Stand, Poonch district.
• February 23: Seven Pakistani terrorists of the LeT are killed in an encounter on the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sector, Poonch district.
• February 22: LeT terrorists kill two Village Defence Committee (VDC) members at Gadyog village, Kandi area, Rajouri district.
• February 15: Three LeT terrorists and an SF personnel are killed in encounter in Gambhir Mugalan, under the Manjakote police station-limits, Rajouri district.
• February 7: Three SF personnel, including a Major of the Indian Army, and two LeT terrorists killed during encounter at Zainapora in the Shopian area of Pulwama district.
• February 4: Lashkar-e-Toiba among three Pakistan-based terrorist groups outlawed by Russia. Authorities in Dubai shut down local office of the LeT and deport some cadres to Pakistan.
• February 3: Media reports indicate that, in order to have a "mini replica" of the 9/11 attacks in J&K, Pakistan's ISI has directed the Lashkar-e-Toiba to use "toy planes" to target army posts and prominent personalities in the State.
• January 28: Punjab government bans Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed from delivering any public speech in the province.
• January 26: Three Pakistani cadres of LeT and an SF personnel killed during encounter at Wagoora village of Kreeri belt, Baramulla district.
• January 25: Two Pakistani LeT terrorists killed at Nathipora on the Sopore-Kupwara road.
• January 21: Two hardcore LeT terrorists, including 'area commander', killed during encounter in Ranot village, Gundana area of Doda district.
• January 14: An LeT plot to attack Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani around Republic Day, January 26, is unearthed.
• January 13: Two LeT terrorists, including 'divisional commander' Abu Hamza, are killed in an encounter in Bungam Qadarana village, Marwah area of Doda district.
• January 11: Three LeT terrorists and an SF personnel are killed, while one more SF personnel is injured, in an encounter at Khanetar, under Poonch police station-limits.
• January 7: Suspected Lashkar terrorists kill three civilians, including two members of a family, in Anantnag district.
• January 4: Three Lashkar terrorists, including a 'district commander', are killed in Kandikoot, Kokernag locality of Anantnag district.
2002
• December 29: Two LeT terrorists are killed in encounter on the International Border in Sandhwa village, under Domana police station's jurisdiction.
• December 28: Four LeT terrorists are killed in separate encounters in Budgam district.
• December 26: Six Lashkar infiltrators are killed on LoC near Balnoi, Mendhar area, Poonch sector.
• December 22: Five LeT foreign mercenaries are killed in encounter at their hideout in Milan village, Surankote.
• December 19: An LeT fidayeen and an SF personnel are killed in a suicide attack on an Army post in Khablan village, Thanna Mandi area of Rajouri district.
• December 17: Three LeT terrorists are killed and four more injured in a clash with HM cadres in the upper reaches of Warwan, Doda district.
• December 12: LeT 'deputy district commander' Faizullah is killed in a clash with HM terrorists in Appan village, Doda district.
• December 6: Six LeT terrorists are killed in an encounter in Danmoh-Kreeri, Pattan area of Baramulla district.
• December 5: An LeT spokesperson says his outfit has killed the elder brother of slain Law Minister Mushtaq Ahmed Lone, outside his residence in Sogam village, Lolab area of Kupwara district. Mushtaq Lone was assassinated along with his two personal security officers during an election rally in Tikkipora village, 8km from his Sogam residence, on September 11.
• December 4: LeT announces a four-day cease-fire with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of the holy festival of Eid-ul-Fitr.
• December 3: The 36-hour-long siege of a village mosque in Sheikh Gund, Shangus, Anantnag district, ends with surrender of the lone terrorist––‘battalion commander’ Bashir Ahmed Ganai alias Asif––who laid the siege.
• December 2: Three LeT terrorists, including ‘district commander’ Bashir Ahmad Ahangar alias Gazi, are killed in an encounter at Hajan.
• December 1: Two SF personnel, two terrorists and a civilian are killed as two LeT fidayeen attack an Army patrol in Bilalabad Mohalla, Doda town.
• November 30: Five LeT terrorists are killed on the LoC along Panjni nullah, Balakote sector, Poonch district.
• November 29: Border Security Force personnel destroy an LeT hideout in Chhatrahama, on the outskirts of Srinagar city.
• November 25: The LeT fidayeen who had stormed the Panjbakhtar temple in Jammu on November 24 is killed by SFs.
• November 24: 13 persons are killed and 45 more injured as two LeT fidayeen simultaneously attack two Hindu shrines––the Raghunath and Panjbakhtar temples––in Jammu. Two fidayeen, who had stormed the Raghunath temple, are killed by SFs.
• November 22: LeT fidayeen kill six SF personnel at a CRPF camp in Srinagar. Both terrorists of the group are killed in retaliatory firing.
• November 19: LeT chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is released from house arrest as Punjab Home Secretary Brigadier Ijaz Shah orders removal of police presence around his Johar Town-residence, in Lahore.
• November 18: Lahore High Court declares that the detention of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, LeT chief, is unlawful and orders his immediate release if not required in any other case.
• November 8: Hafiza Memona, wife of LeT chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, files contempt petition against Federal and Punjab governments in the Lahore High Court for lying to the court regarding his custody.
• November 3: Two LeT terrorists are killed in an encounter at a shopping plaza in the national capital Delhi.
• October 25: Three LeT terrorists are killed in an encounter at Rinipora, Anantnag district.
• October 8: Two SF personnel are killed in an LeT fidayeen attack on Town Hall polling station no. 4 in Doda district.
• October 4: A Delhi court frames charges under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) against three LeT terrorists for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to kill Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani.
• October 3: Eight LeT infiltrators, including an 'area commander', are killed in Balakot, Mendhar sector of Poonch district.
• October 1: Three LeT terrorists, including 'group commander' Abu Umar Saif, are killed in the Kundwagi hills, Dachchan area of Doda district.
• September 28: Deputy Premier L K Advani says the September 24-terrorist attack on the Swaminarayan temple in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, is the handiwork of the LeT.
• September 24: Three police personnel are taken hostage by LeT terrorists at a house in Gogibagh locality, Srinagar, are rescued by SFs.
• September 21: Abu Talawat, LeT 'district commander', and an his associate of his are killed at Chajlu village, Mankote area of Poonch district.
• September 18: Al-Arifeen, an alleged LeT front, claims responsibility for the killing of two NC leaders in Srinagar.
• September 13: Three LeT terrorists are killed in a cordon-and-search operation in the Kremhore forests, Handwara.
• September 11: An unidentified spokesperson of the Abu Qasim group of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) informs the local media its cadre Abu Veqas had led the group that carried out the assassination of State Law Minister Mushtaq Ahmed Lone during the day in Kupwara.
• August 31: Three LeT terrorists arrested in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, for allegedly planning to assassinate Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and some senior members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a Hindu organisation.
• August 28: Two LeT terrorists arrested in Nizamuddin area, in Delhi.
• August 27: Four LeT infiltrators killed in Mendhar sector.
• August 23: Suspected LeT terrorists massacre 10 civilians, including three women, in two separate incidents in Thana Mandi and Manajakote areas of Rajouri district.
• August 23: Suspected LeT terrorists massacre 10 civilians, including three women, in two separate incidents in Thana Mandi and Manjakote areas of Rajouri district.
• August 21: LeT 'deputy commander' killed in Snehi Gali, Surankote.
• August 17: Two LeT terrorists, including its district commander identified as Yusuf Bhai, resident of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), killed at Dooraswani in Lolab, Kupwara district.
• August 8: Three Pakistan-based LeT terrorists killed at Rishiwari in Nowgam sector, Kupwara district.
• August 7: LeT terrorist arrested from Mukerian, Hoshiarpur, in the Indian Punjab.
• August 4: Pakistani terrorist of the LeT arrested from Kotla, under Khavda police station limits, Kutchch district, Gujarat.
• August 3: Six LeT terrorists killed in separate incidents in J&K.
• August 2: Lawyer representing Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the LeT chief, petitions to the Lahore High Court seeking his client's release, saying that he had been held illegally by the government.
• July 31: Federal and Provincial governments say they had neither ordered the arrest of LeT chief Hafiz Saeed, nor was he in their custody.
• July 28: LeT terrorist arrested in Muda village, Gurdaspur district, Indian Punjab.
• July 20: Two LeT terrorists killed in an encounter at Jabban near Nowgam, 18km from Banihal.
• July 19: Five LeT cadres killed in an ambush in Nowgam sector.
• July 17: Two LeT foreign mercenaries and a Border Security Force (BSF) personnel killed and four security force personnel injured in an encounter at Dana Thappa, Sabjian belt, Poonch district.
• July 16: Two LeT terrorists killed in an encounter at Wattoo, Kulgam in south Kashmir.
• July 12: Seven suspected LeT foreign mercenaries killed in the Bafliaz area of Surankote in Poonch district.
• July 6: Two Pakistan-based LeT cadres killed in an encounter at Sofshali in Kodernag.
• June 23: Abdul, LeT terrorist arrested in Ludhiana, Punjab, on June 18 confesses to his involvement in the Kaluchak massacre near Jammu, in which 36 persons were killed.
• June 19: Delhi Police, quoting intelligence sources, indicates that the LeT is planning to set up bases in the hinterland to escape detection by security agencies. It has reportedly identified industrial targets in cities like Mumbai, Ahemdabad, Vadodra, Kolkata, Bokaro, Damodar valley, Durgapur, Rourkela and Jamshedpur as potential targets.
• June 18: Abdul, Pakistani terrorist of the LeT arrested in Ludhiana, Punjab.
• May 19: Four SF personnel killed and seven others injured in LeT fidayeen attack on an SF camp at Chasana in Udhampur district.
• May 15: LeT chief, Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, arrested in Islamabad.
• May 9: Two LeT terrorists, including an accused in the December 2000-Red Fort shootout case, killed in an encounter near Humayun's Tomb in Delhi.
• May 7: Village Defence Committee (VDC) members kill two hardcore terrorists of the LeT, including a ‘district commander’, Abu Abdul Qazi alias Chotu Pakistani, after an encounter at village Dammi, Lopara in the Dachchan area of Doda district.
• May 3: All six Pakistan-based LeT terrorists trapped in a cordon-and-search operation at Mohalla Sayeed Kareem Sahib in Baramulla killed.
• May 1: Two foreign mercenaries of the LeT killed in Seel Dhar, about 15 km from Mahore. Two more LeT terrorists are killed in an encounter at Udarian village in Kalakote of Rajouri district. Separately, two LeT terrorists are also killed at Malgonipora in the Sopore-Rafiabad belt of north Kashmir.
• April 4: A ‘district commander’ of the LeT killed in an encounter at the Tatani Hall bridge near Chambalwas in Doda district.
• April 1: Three LeT terrorists killed during an encounter at Waripora in Baramulla district.
• March 31: Three LeT terrorists killed in an encounter in Pattan, Baramulla district.
• March 30: The Lahore High Court Review Board on Detentions in Pakistan rejects the Punjab government's request for an extension in the detention of LeT chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed orders his release.
• March 17: Two terrorists, ‘fidayeen’ (suicide squad members), of the LeT killed in an encounter at Tawian in Jammu.
• March 12: Two Pakistani mercenaries of the LeT killed in an encounter at Watirgam, Baramulla.
• February 15: Nine foreign mercenaries, including a ‘divisional commander’, of the LeT killed when SFs intercepted the group at Basuni while attempting to infiltrate through the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district.
• February 6: Three LeT terrorists killed at Keri in Rajouri district.
• February 2: Three Pakistani mercenaries of the LeT killed at Kralgund, Kupwara district.
• February 1: Four Pakistani mercenaries of the LeT killed during search operations at Snehi in Poonch district.
• January 29: Five suspected foreign mercenaries of the LeT killed at Nagoon in Rajouri district.
• January 28: Three Pakistani mercenaries of the LeT killed in an encounter at Dachi in Poonch.
• January 26: Afghan security forces seize an LeT arms cache from a village in Zarkano district of Kunar province, close to the border with Pakistan.
• January 22: Suspected LeT terrorists kill Mohammed Najeeb alias Nadeem at Salwa in Poonch district. Nadeem, a former SPO and an LeT activist, is suspected to have led a terrorist group that massacred 11 civilians at Behra on January 20. Nadeem was killed by his associates fearing that his arrest would implicate the outfit.
• January 20: Suspected terrorists of the LeT, including a former Special Police Officer (SPO) eight children, a woman and two men, and injure three others at Behra in Poonch. The killers are led by a native of the district, Mohammed Najeeb alias Nadeem, a former SPO.
• January 18: Two hawala (illegal money) operators arrested in Mumbai for allegedly facilitating the funding of LeT.
• January 18: Three foreign mercenaries of the LeT killed at Kither in Doda district.
• January 17: Three terrorists of the LeT killed in an encounter at Bandipora in Baramulla.
• January 15: Delhi Police arrest four J&K-based LeT terrorists in New Delhi and recovered eight kilograms of RDX and Rs 35 lakh cash from them. The four had arrived with plans to cause blasts at crowded places and disrupt normal life in the run-up to the annual Republic Day Parade on January 26.
• January 13: Abdullah Sayyaf, LeT spokesperson, in a faxed statement says, "Pakistan has no right to ban LeT without any proof because it is struggling against the Indian occupant forces in Kashmir for the liberation of the held valley."
• January 12: LeT among five terrorist organistaions proscribed by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who announces the same during his televised address to the nation.
• January 8: Two suspected Pakistani mercenaries of the LeT and an SF personnel killed in a fidayeen (suicide) attack on their camp at Trehgam in Kupwara district.
• January 6: Three LeT terrorists killed in an encounter in Kalaban forests, Poonch.
• January 4: Three suspected foreign mercenaries of the LeT killed in an encounter at Malut near Darhal in Rajouri district.
• January 2: Seven Pakistani mercenaries of the LeT killed in a raid on their hideout in Hill Kaka, Poonch.
2001
• December 30: Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, who has just relinquished the post of LeT chief, arrested in Islamabad for making inflammatory speeches and inciting people.
• December 27: Three SF personnel and three LeT terrorists killed in an encounter in Telwani, Anantnag district.
• December 26: The United States formally categorises the LeT and the JeM on the State Department's list of officially designated terrorist organisations.
• December 24: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) freezes LeT accounts.
• December 24: Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, LeT Chief resigns shortly after Pakistan froze the outfit’s assets in line with an earlier move by the United States. Maulana Abdul Wahid of Poonch, J&K, named as new chief. Markaz al-Dawa wal-Irshad (MDI), parent organisation of the LeT, rechristened as Jamaat al-Dawa.
• December 24: Three LeT terrorists killed in an encounter at Dangiwacha, Baramulla.
• December 24: Two LeT terrorists, including ‘district commander’ Saifullah Askari alias Owais, killed in an encounter in Lawaypora village of Bandipore.
• December 20: Five foreign mercenaries of the LeT killed in the Kirni sector, Poonch district. In another encounter at Bhaderwah, Doda district, two LeT terrorists are killed.
• December 19: Two Pakistani mercenaries of the LeT killed in an encounter at Bazipora, Baramulla district.
• December 18: Three LeT terrorists, including two suspected Pakistani mercenaries, killed in an encounter at Drusu, Baramulla district. In a separate encounter, three Pakistani LeT mercenaries killed at Utarsoo in Anantnag district.
• December 16: LeT ‘operations commander’ killed in an encounter at Naini in Rajouri district.
• December 15: Four suspected Pakistani mercenaries of the LeT, an SF personnel and two civilians killed in an encounter at Takiabal in Baramulla district.
• December 14: LeT denies reports of its involvement in the December 13-attack on the Indian Parliament in which 12 persons, including six terrorists, were killed.
• December 13: Delhi police officials suspect that the LeT provided logistical assistance to the JeM in carrying out the attack on Parliament.
• October 22: Four LeT fidayeen attack the Awantipora base of the Indian Air Force (IAF). All four were killed and so were two civilians. Two SF personnel were injured.
• September 17: SF personnel sleeping inside the basement of a building in Handwara, Kupwara, attacked by two LeT fidayeen using grenades. Nine SF personnel and one fidayeen were killed. The fidayeen manage to escape after the attack.
• August 28: An attempt by LeT terrorists to massacre 25 civilians foiled by SFs. The terrorists had abducted the civilians from Chatru, Doda and ordered them to march to the near-by forests. Consequent to securing information on the abductions, SFs intercepted the group forcing the abductors to flee.
• August 23: Six LeT terrorists attack Poonch police station. Seven police personnel are killed. The terrorists managed to escape without any casualties. Two of these terrorists were later tracked down and killed on August 26.
• August 20: Two LeT fidayeen killed near Jammu airport. The two were suspected to be heading to the airport to launch a suicide attack.
• August 7: Three suspected LeT fidayeen open fire inside the Jammu Railway station. 12 persons, including one fidayeen were killed. The other fidayeen managed to escape after the attack.
• August 2: LeT terrorists massacre 15 civilians at Shroti Dhar, Doda.
• July 15: Four LeT terrorists attack a SF base at Shahlal, Kupwara. Five SF personnel were killed and eight others injured in the attack. The fidayeen manage to escape after the attack.
• June 14: Eight Pakistani and Afghan Lashkar mercenaries killed in an encounter at Shahpur, Rajouri
• April 14: LeT terrorists attack on Army base at Lassipora, Kupwara. Six SF personnel were killed and seven others injured in the attack. The fidayeen manage to escape after the attack.
• March 28: Salahuddin, a 'divisional commander' responsible for planning and executing over a dozen fidayeen attacks, killed in an encounter at Pohru in Budgam district
• March 2: Fifteen SF personnel and two civilians were killed and nine SF personnel injured when terrorists ambush a SF party at Morha Chatru, Rajouri. The LeT later claims responsibility for the attack saying that the attack was carried out jointly with HM, JeM and the Hizb-e-Islami.
• February 9: A fidayeen squad drawn from LeT and the Al Umar Mujahideen attack a police control room in Srinagar. Eight personnel were killed. All the four fidayeen were also killed during the incident.
• January 16: A six member LeT squad storm Srinagar Airport. The attackers kill four SF personnel and two civilians before other SF personnel kill all six.
2000
• December 22: LeT fidayeen launch an attack within the army garrison at Red Fort in New Delhi. All members of the squad escape after the attack. Three security force personnel were killed. Police kill one of the fidayeen and arrest another on December 26. The other four, involved in the attack escaped.
• August 10: LeT terrorists perpetrate two consecutive bomb attacks in Srinagar. Consequent to the lobbing of a grenade and a gathering of security forces in the area, a car bomb exploded. 12 SF personnel and two civilians, including a journalist were killed and 42 others injured.
• August 1-2: LeT terrorists, in separate attacks, massacre over 83 civilians. The massacres were carried out in the districts of Kupwara, Doda and Anantnag on the eve of talks held between HM and the Union Government.
• March 20: LeT terrorists along with an HM terrorist massacre 35 Sikhs at Chattisinghpora, Anantnag. The massacre is carried out on the eve of then US President, Bill Clinton’s official visit to India.
1999
• December 30, 1999: LeT’s J&K chief Abu Muwaih killed in an encounter at Nowgam, Rajouri.
• December 27: Two LeT terrorists storm the J&K Police’s Special Operations Group Headquarters in Srinagar. Twelve SF personnel including an officer and the two terrorists were killed.
• November 3: LeT terrorists, including the Srinagar ‘district commander’ launch an attack on the Army headquarters complex in Badamibagh. They first target a SF vehicle passing by, enter the complex and storm the office of the Public Relations Officer and kill Major Pushotamman. They then fortify themselves within the complex and attack personnel. At the end of the attack, 10, including the two attacking terrorists are killed.
• October 5: A LeT 'deputy commander' in J&K, Pale Khan is killed in an encounter in Rajouri.
• July 19, 1999: LeT terrorists massacre 15 Hindus at Layata, Doda
1998
• August 8: LeT terrorists massacre thirty-five labourers in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh
• June 19: LeT terrorists massacre 25 Hindus in Chapnari, Doda
• April 18: LeT terrorists massacre 27 Hindus at Prankote, Doda
1997
• June 24: LeT terrorists massacre eight Hindus in Swari, Rajouri
• January 25-26: In separate attacks, LeT terrorists massacre 17 Hindus in Sumber, Doda and 25 Kashmiri pandits in Wundhama, Srinagar
1996
• January 5: LeT terrorists massacre 16 Hindus at Barshalla, Doda

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