Indian forces kill militant leader

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SRINIGAR (AFP) – Indian forces said they shot dead a top leader of the Kashmir militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad in a clash in the disputed territory yesterday. The Pakistani national known only as Khalid was trapped in a house after throwing a grenade at a police checkpoint in Ladoora, they said. Khalid has been accused of organising a string of suicide attacks across Indian-administered Kashmir, which Pakistan also claims. “He was one of the most wanted militants and the chief operational commander of JeM,” Kashmir inspector-general of police, Muneer Ahmed Khan, said. “He threw a grenade at the checkpoint which failed to explode. He then fired a pistol and took refuge in a nearby house where he was killed.” Police said Khalid had planned suicide attacks.

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