'JeM fighter killed in held Kashmir'

By AFP
Published: October 9, 2017
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SRINAGAR, INDIA: Indian forces said they shot dead a separatist leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in a clash in held Kashmir on Monday.

The ‘militant’ was trapped in a house after throwing a grenade at a police checkpoint in the northern village of Ladoora.

“He was one of the most wanted separatist and the chief operational commander of JeM,” Kashmir inspector-general of police, Muneer Ahmed Khan said.

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“He threw a grenade at the checkpoint which failed to explode. He then fired a pistol and took refuge in a nearby house where he was killed.”

Freedom fighters have for decades fought Indian troops in the restive territory, demanding independence or a merger of the former Himalayan kingdom with Pakistan. The fighting has left tens of thousands dead, mostly civilians.

 

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  • rk singh
    Oct 9, 2017 - 3:41PM

    good shot.Recommend

  • Striver
    Oct 9, 2017 - 4:20PM

    Seems strange;
    1- he’s alone
    2- only armed with a grenade and a postal
    3- didn’t have an exit plan

    Not what a “most wanted” militant would do.

    This is made up; a strategy India has been following for years to counter accusations of human rights abuses by its army on Kashmiris living under Indian occupation.Recommend

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