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Militants Angered by Pakistan Peace Bid with India

Kashmiri militant groups and Islamic hard-liners vowed to continue fighting Indian rule on Tuesday, expressing outrage at Pakistan’s agreement with India to work toward a solution in the divided region. “We will continue our assaults,” Syed Salahuddin, the head of Hizbul Mujahideen, the biggest pro-Pakistan Kashmiri guerrilla group fighting in Indian Kashmir told Reuters. “We will announce a cease-fire only if India accepts Kashmir as a disputed territory, promises to resolve the problem according to wishes of its people, frees all prisoners, stops its crackdown and withdraws its army to barracks.” Pakistan and India, which have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947 and went to the brink of another over Kashmir in 2002, issued a joint statement saying they would resume formal peace talks next month. Full Story

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