4 rebels, 1 army commando killed in Kashmir, sparking clash

Kashmir is divided between rivals India and Pakistan. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 November 2018
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4 rebels, 1 army commando killed in Kashmir, sparking clash

  • Police said one soldier from India’s special forces unit was killed and two soldiers injured in the fighting
  • As the news of the rebels’ killing spread, hundreds of villagers seeking an end to Indian rule hit the streets to show solidarity with militants

SRINIGAR, India: Officials say four rebels and an Indian army commando have been killed fighting in disputed Kashmir, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the restive region.
Army spokesman Col. Rajesh Kalia says fighting began early Tuesday after police and soldiers cordoned off a village on a tip that militants were hiding in a civilian house.
Police said one soldier from India’s special forces unit was killed and two soldiers injured in the fighting.
As the news of the rebels’ killing spread, hundreds of villagers seeking an end to Indian rule hit the streets to show solidarity with militants, sparking clashes with government forces.
At least four women were injured when troops fired bullets, shotgun pellets and tear gas to confront stone-throwing protesters.
Kashmir is divided between rivals India and Pakistan.


Hungary detains Syrian Daesh member accused of killings: prosecutors

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Hungary detains Syrian Daesh member accused of killings: prosecutors

  • Eurojust, the European agency that oversees judicial co-operation in crime investigations, working with Belgian and Hungarian authorities, found evidence later that he was a member of Daesh
  • Prior to being detained, the man was already awaiting deportation to Greece

BUDAPEST: Hungarian authorities have detained a Syrian man on Friday accused of taking part in beheadings in Syria as a member of Daesh, Budapest prosecutors said in a statement.
The man, not identified in the statement, is suspected of executing about 20 people in 2016, all family members of a person in Homs city who refused to join Daesh, the prosecutors said.
The statement said the man, prior to being detained, was already awaiting deportation to Greece.
He had been caught with forged documents in Budapest's main airport on Dec. 30 last year, given a suspended prison sentence for human trafficking and other crimes, and ordered expelled from Hungary.
Eurojust, the European agency that oversees judicial co-operation in crime investigations, working with Belgian and Hungarian authorities, found evidence later that he was a member of Daesh, the prosecutors said.