• Pakistan militant ‘leader’ killed in Indian Kashmir

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    SRINAGAR, India: A suspected leader of the Pakistani militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad and another suspected militant have been killed in a shootout with security forces in Indian Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. The clash happened in the regional capital Srinagar late Monday, hours after rebels shot dead three policemen in separate attacks in the city. Deadly attacks on security forces are relatively common in the disputed Indian-controlled Himalayan region, but Srinagar has been largely free from such incidents in recent years. Another senior officer, Ghulam Hassan Bhat, told Agence France-Presse that police had launched an operation against the men after receiving intelligence they were hiding out in the city. Bhat identified one of the dead as Saifullah, a Pakistani and senior leader of JeM, one of the groups India blames for a 2001 attack on its parliament.

    AFP

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