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India Says Kills Top Militant Leader in Kashmir

Police in Indian Kashmir said on Wednesday they had shot dead a top guerrilla of a Pakistan-based rebel group, the latest militant leader to be killed in a surge of violence in the disputed region. Jammu and Kashmir state police chief Gopal Sharma said police killed Nasir Mehmood in an overnight gunbattle in the Dana Mazar area of Srinagar, summer capital of the state that is at the heart of decades of bitter rivalry between India and Pakistan. “Ansar was number two in Jaish (Jaish-e-Mohammad) hierarchy and was involved in about 20 attacks on security forces,” Sharma told a news conference. Ansar’s death comes a little more than two weeks after Indian security forces killed Gazi Baba, who they said headed the Jaish in Kashmir and is believed to be the mastermind behind a 2001 attack on Indian parliament. Full Story

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