• Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Indian security forces kill top militant in Kashmir gun battle

Two civilians were killed in the clash and 17 others were rescued.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Indian security forces shot dead a top Islamist militant who was accused of killing six police officers during a seven-hour gun battle in the disputed Kashmirregion on Saturday (1), police and army officials said. Bashir Ahmad, alias Bashir Lashkari, was on India’s most-wanted list and had a one million rupee (about $15,500)-bounty on his head. Ahmad killed six police officers in an ambush in the southern Anantnag district last month, the officials said. Another militant, who police named as Azad Malik, was also killed during Saturday’s joint army and police operation in Dailigam village, part of Anantnag. Two civilians were also killed in the clash and 17 others, who had been trapped inside a house with…

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