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Senior Commander Among Two Rebels Killed in Indian Kashmir

Indian troops in Kashmir shot dead two Islamic militants, including a senior commander of a hardline rebel group, a police spokesman said. A senior commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba — one of the two groups blamed by India for a December 2001 attack on its parliament — was killed in a gunbattle in Chewdara village, central Budgam district, he said Wednesday. He identified the slain rebel as Bilal Habshe and said he was among the “most wanted militants” in Indian Kashmir. Another rebel was killed in a clash in the southern district of Anantnag, police said. The province has been ravaged by a nearly 14-year insurgency against Indian rule that has left more than 40,000 people dead by official count. Full Story

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