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Kashmiri Guerilla Leader Rules Out Truce in Kashmir

Kashmiri separatist guerrillas will continue to attack military targets in Indian-controlled Kashmir despite a cease-fire between the armies of India and Pakistan, a key guerrilla commander said on Monday. Syed Salahuddin, leader of the pro-Pakistani group Hizbul Mujahideen, also urged Islamabad to reconsider its cease-fire with India, saying it had a “demoralizing impact” on the 14-year-old separatist struggle. “There is no question of a cease-fire by us under present circumstances,” he said. “As long as Indian troops remain in Kashmir, the target-oriented activities of Kashmiri mujahideen (holy warriors) will continue.” Nuclear-armed neighbors Pakistan and India went to the brink of a war last year over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, but relations have thawed this year. Full Story

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