RealNews

Militants Suspected in Mutilation of 6 Kashmiris

There was a new and gruesome spate of violence in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir today, just days after the killing of 24 Hindus in a village there. Men believed to be Islamic militants cut off the noses of six villagers, according to police reports. Islamic militants have been waging a 14-year insurgency for the independence, or accession to Pakistan of Indian-held Kashmir. Pakistan also claims the territory, and the two nuclear-armed nations nearly went to war last year. India accuses Pakistan of sponsoring and supporting the militants as well as providing a base from which the militants can cross into India for the attacks. In the latest incident, eight gunmen reportedly entered a remote village in Rajouri District, which has been battered by violence in recent months, and asked for six Muslim villagers, including a woman, by name. They accused the villagers of being agents of the Indian Army, and mutilated their faces. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.