Timeline: 10 Terror Strikes in India Linked to Pakistan

Vinod Kumar told that Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on the BOPs along the IB in Kanachak, Pargwal Tawi and R S Pura sectors in Jammu province.

Published: 05th August 2015 09:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th August 2015 11:45 PM   |  A+A-

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1. Aug 4, 2015

A civilian was killed and two others, including a BSF jawan were injured when Pakistani troops on Tuesday breached the ceasefire, targeting at least 16 border outposts (BOPs) along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as 22-year-old Sanjay Kumar. BSF spokesman in Jammu.

Vinod Kumar told Express that Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on the BOPs along the IB in Kanachak, Pargwal Tawi and R S Pura sectors in Jammu province at 5.30 am. “The Pakistani troops targeted at least 16 BOPs. They fired mortar shells and used small and heavy weapons. The firing and shelling continued till 2.30 pm,” he said. According to the spokesman, Pakistani troops targeted 10-11 BOPs along the IB in Kanchak, Pargwal and Tawi sectors and five in R S Pura sector, in which the BSF man sustained injuries.

2. Aug 1, 2015

Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistani Rangers resorted to firing of mortar bombs on border outposts along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district. “Pakistan Rangers resorted to firing of two mortar bombs on border outposts along the IB in R S Pura sector around 10.40 pm on Saturday night”, a senior BSF officer said on Sunday.

The BSF troops guarding the borderline did not retaliate, he said, adding that there was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the Pakistani firing. This was the second ceasefire violation along the IB in 12 hours. On Saturday, Pakistani Rangers had resorted to small arms firing and mortar shelling on 23 border outposts along the IB in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district, drawing retaliation from the BSF.

3. July 30, 2015

Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control in Machil sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. In another development, a wanted LeT militant involved in last month’s blast in a police vehicle was arrested. “Pakistani troops breached border ceasefire twice in an hour. They first fired on Indian Army posts and positions around 11.35 am and then again from small caliber weapons at 12.30 pm,” defence sources said.

They said Indian troops effectively returned the fire from small weapons. Sources said there were no casualties or injuries to Army in the “totally unprovoked” firing. Meanwhile, an Army spokesman in Srinagar said a joint team of police and Army apprehended a wanted LeT militant from Sopore area of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

4. July 27, 2015

Dinanagar town, which is just 12 km from the India-Pakistan border, was attacked by three terrorists on July 27. Three heavily-armed terrorists wearing army fatigues, sprayed bullets on a bus and stormed a police station in Dinanagar in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.

Seven people, including a senior police officer, three home guard personnel and three civilians, were killed in the terror attack.

The global positioning system (GPS) sets recovered from the three terrorists killed clearly indicates to a Pakistan link in terror attack in Punjab's Dinanagar town. Sources in intelligence agencies and Punjab Police had said that the track of the GPS sets revealed that the terrorists had moved from Shakargarh area in Pakistan along the India-Pakistan border on Sunday and entered India.

"The terrorists used the route of rivulets along the border belt and reached Bamiyal town. While observing that security in the Jammu region, which is very close, was tight, the terrorists moved towards Dinanagar town," a police official told IANS on condition of anonymity

The gloves, which in the militants had in one of their hand, were made in Pakistan's Adiyas company, he said, adding that it further strengthened the theory that they came from Pakistan and were natives of that country.

5. January 1 - Jaunary 5, 2015

Pakistani troops again breached border ceasefire and fired on Indian posts and civilian areas along International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir causing major ceasefire violations over this period.

Initially on Day 1 of violation, Pakistani troops targeted at least 15 Indian border outposts in Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir overnight. Border Security Force (BSF) men effectively retaliated and lodged strong protest over the ceasefire violations. Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts in Samba after four of their soldiers were killed in retaliatory firing by Indian border guards in Regal Post, Samba sector.

These violations left two people, including a BSF jawan, dead and several injured.

6. Oct 10, 2014

After a lull of two days, Pakistani troops again breached border ceasefire by firing on Indian posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, October 10. “The Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing from heavy weapons towards the Indian posts and civilian areas along the IB in Arnia sector around 7:30 am.

The unprovoked firing continued for nearly an hour,” the BSF sources said, adding, the Pakistani troops also targeted civilian areas and the BSF posts with mortar shells. “The mortar shells fired by the Pakistani troops landed near two residential houses in Arnia sector, causing injuries to three persons, including two brothers,” sources said.

7. Aug 23, 2014

At least two people were killed and six others including a border guard were injured when Pakistani troops resorted to major ceasefire violation by firing indiscriminately from heavy weapons towards 22 Indian posts along the International Border (IB) in R S Pura and Arnia sectors in Jammu province. The deceased were identified as Akram Hussain and his son Aslam Hussain from Jorafarm. 

“Pakistani Rangers fired from automatic and heavy weapons towards 22 Indian Border Outposts (BoPs) and civilian areas along the IB in Arnia and R S Pura sectors of Jammu district in the night. They also fired 82-mm mortar shells towards our posts and civilian areas,” a BSF officer told Express. He said BSF men deployed on this side of the IB returned the fire effectively. “The heavy exchange of fire continued till Saturday (August 23) morning. Five civilians and a BSF man were injured in cross-border firing and have been hospitalised,” he said. According to the official, the civilian casualties occurred in Jorafarm after a shell fired by Pakistani troops landed inside a house, which also left three others wounded.

8. 11 October 2013

A jawan was killed on Friday in Keran sector along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir while trying to foil an infiltration bid. The day also witnessed fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army, who resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Poonch district in Jammu. Army sources said jawans posted in the Keran sector, where the Army had recently called off 14-day-long gun battle against the infiltrators, foiled a fresh infiltration attempt.

9. 7 September 2011

A bomb placed in a brief case exploded at the Gate No 5 of the Delhi High Court leaving 17 people dead and injuring over 76.

The explosion took place in the reception area where hundreds of people had gathered to collect passes needed to enter the courthouse. The impact of the blast left a crater which was nearly four feet deep.

An email received by different media organizations said that the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) took responsibility for the blast.

HuJI is a Pakistan-based terrorist group.

Reports said that the email stated, "We owe the responsibility of today's blasts at High Court Delhi... our demand is that Afzal Guru's death sentence should be repealed immediately else we would target major high courts and the Supreme Court of India."

10. 26 November 2008

Ten gunmen launched a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks over four days on various major locations in Mumbai, killing 166 people and wounding at least 308.

The attacks were carried out by Pakistani members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, while the only attacker who was captured alive Ajmal Kasab confessed that the attacks were conducted with the support of Pakistan’s ISI.

The attacks were carried out from November 26 to November 29. Six American nationals were also among those killed in these attacks. American David Coleman Headley was established to be one of the leading planners of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Tariq Khosa, a top police officer who was made Director General of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) weeks after the 2008 Mumbai attack that left 166 people dead, has written a revealing article in Dawn newspaper giving graphic details of the plot and its investigation, thereby confirming what India has been saying for long.

Khosa, who has held top posts in the Pakistan government and Interpol besides initiating criminal investigation into former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination in 2007, wrote that "Pakistan has to deal with the Mumbai mayhem, planned and launched from its soil. This requires facing the truth and admitting mistakes."

He also demanded that Pakistan's state security apparatus should ensure that the perpetrators and masterminds of the "ghastly terror attacks" are brought to justice.

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