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Separatism/Militancy/Insurgency

Security officers standing near the mouth of a 150-metre underground tunnel, constructed allegedly by Pakistan beneath International border, at Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

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Security personnel stand near the house where militants were hiding during an encounter at Lawaypora on the outskirts of Srinagar. Three militants were killed in the encounter.

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Drishti Rajkhowa alias Major Rabha, the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of banned terror outfit, ULFA (I) hands over his weapon to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal at a formal surrender-cum-arms laying ceremony by the members of extremist outfits of ULFA(I), PDCK, DNLA and UPRF, in Guwahati.

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A security person arranges arms and ammunitions laid out by members of various militant groups, during an arms laying ceremony at Srimanta Sankardeva Auditorium in Guwahati.

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Members of various militant groups of Assam during an arms laying ceremony at Srimanta Sankardeva Auditorium in Guwahati.

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Police officers escort suspected militant Upik Lawanga, center, upon arrival at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia. Indonesian authorities on Wednesday transferred 23 suspected militants arrested in recent weeks to the country's capital. Among them are Aris Sumarsono, known as Zulkarnaen, and Lawanga, the ringleaders of the al-Qaida-linked Jemaah Islamiyah network who have eluded capture for more than a decade.

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Blast victims wait outside X-Ray room after militants lobbed a grenade on a vehicle carrying security personnel in Baramulla district, at a hospital in Srinagar. Four civilians were injured in the explosion.

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Arms and ammunitions along with other items recovered from four militants killed in an encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday.

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A army soldier walks near the site of a gunfight between suspected rebels and Indian security forces at a checkpoint in Nagrota, outskirts of Jammu. Four suspected militants were killed and two Indian police officers were wounded in the gunfight on the main highway linking Jammu and Srinagar police said.

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Security personnel inspect the site of encounter at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu. A gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in the Nagrota area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Jammu district early on Thursday. Four militants have been killed.

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Relatives weep during the funeral of Fida Hussain, a local leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Qazigund, south of Srinagar.

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People carry the body of Umar Hajam, a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Qazigund, south of Srinagar.

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People pray near the coffin of Fida Hussain, a local leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Qazigund, south of Srinagar. Assailants shot and killed three BJP politicians in Kashmir late Thursday, police said, blaming militants fighting against Indian rule in the region.

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Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) activists burn an effigy of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a protest against the killing of three BJP workers by militants yesterday in Kulgam district, in Jammu.

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Army personnel display arms and ammunition seized from a militant hideout at Gambhir Mughlan area of Manjakote in Rajouri district.

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Security personnel stand guard during the encounter with militants, at Mouchwa on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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Members of the bomb disposal squad of Jammu & Kashmir police search for an explosive material inside a damaged house after an encounter between security forces and militants, at Mouchwa on the outskirts of Srinagar.

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A member of the bomb disposal squad of Jammu & Kashmir police searches for an explosive material inside a damaged house after an encounter between security forces and militants, at Mouchwa on the outskirts of Srinagar. Two militants were killed in the gunfight.

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Srinagar: Security personnel leave a damaged house after the encounter with militants, at Mouchwa on the outskirts of Srinagar. Two militants were killed in the gunfight.

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Security personnel stand guard during the encounter with militants, at Mouchwa on the outskirts of Srinagar. Two militants were killed in the gunfight.

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Local residents wail near the site of an encounter between security forces and militants, at old Barzulla in Srinagar. Two militants, including a top commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba, were killed in the gun battle.

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Smoke and flames billow out of a house during an encounter between security forces and militants at old Barzulla in Srinagar. Two militants, including a top commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba, were killed in the gun battle.

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Alleged al Qaeda terrorists (L-R) Abu Sufiyan, Murshid Hasan and Mosaref Hossen after being arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA). NIA on Saturday arrested nine al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in several places in the country.

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In this combo image, is seen suspected al-Qaeda terrorists being produced at a city court for transit remand, in Kolkata. NIA arrested nine al-Qaeda terrorists after conducting simultaneous raids at several locations in Kerala and West Bengal.

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Alleged al Qaeda terrorist Leu Yean Ahmed after being arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA).

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Switches, batteries and other items used to assemble an IED by alleged al Qaeda terrorist Abu Sufiyan's house recovered by National Investigation Agency (NIA), in Murshidabad district.

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Alleged al Qaeda terrorist Iyakub Biswas after being arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA). NIA on Saturday arrested nine al Qaeda terrorists planning attacks in several places in the country.

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DGP J&K Police Dilbagh Singh at a press conference after three militants were arrested during an counter-insurgency operation, in Rajouri district.

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Three militants arrested during an counter-insurgency operation at a press conference by J&K Police, in Rajouri district.

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Security personnel take position during an encounter with militants, at Batamaloo in Srinagar. Three militants and a woman were killed in the gun battle.

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A man cleans the damaged kitchen of a house after a gun battle in Srinagar.

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People assemble outside a damaged house after a gunbattle in Srinagar.

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A man removes debris from a damaged house after the gunbattle in Srinagar. The gunfight erupted shortly after scores of counterinsurgency police and soldiers launched an operation based on a tip about the presence of militants in a Srinagar neighborhood, Pankaj Singh, an Indian paramilitary spokesman, said.

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A paramilitary soldier holds his shield to cover himself from flying stones as residents marched on the streets in solidarity with rebels engaged in a gunbattle with soldiers, in Srinagar.

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A paramilitary soldier holds up a pellet gun as he challenges protesters marching on the streets in solidarity with rebels engaged in a gunbattle with soldiers, in Srinagar.

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A protester throws stones on government forces as they attempt to march on the streets in solidarity with rebels engaged in a gunbattle with soldiers, in Srinagar. The gunfight erupted shortly after scores of counterinsurgency police and soldiers launched an operation based on a tip about the presence of militants in a Srinagar neighborhood, Pankaj Singh, an Indian paramilitary spokesman, said.

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Indian paramilitary officers take cover behind armored vehicles during a gunbattle in Yedipora village, north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Two suspected rebels were killed and an army officer and a policeman injured in an ongoing gunfight in Kashmir, police said Friday.

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A silhouette of tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels raise their weapons as they chant slogans during a gathering against the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons as they attend a gathering against the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels raise their weapons during a gathering against the agreement to establish diplomatic relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Security personnel inspect the site of militant attack in which two CRPF jawans and a J&K policeman were killed, at Kreeri area in  Baramulla district. Security forces chased the ultras and killed one of them in an encounter.

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Security personnel inspect the site of militant attack in which two CRPF jawans and a J&K policeman were killed, at Kreeri area in Baramulla district. Security forces chased the ultras and killed one of them in an encounter.

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Security personnel check a vehicle at Lal Chowk after militants attack in Baramulla district, in Srinagar. The attack left two CRPF jawans and a J&K policeman dead.

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People offer the funeral prayers for J & K policeman Ishfaq Ayoub, who was killed in a militant attack at Nowgam bypass, at his residence, Maloora on the outskirts of Srinagar. Two policemen were killed and another was injured in the incident.

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Security personnel stand guard at the spot after a militant attack, at Nowgam bypass in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard at the spot after a militant attack, at Nowgam bypass in Srinagar. Two policemen were killed and another was injured in the incident.

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Security personnel stand guard at the spot after a militant attack, at Nowgam bypass in Srinagar.

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Security personnel probe the spot after a militant attack, at Nowgam bypass in Srinagar. Two policemen were killed and one injured in the incident.

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Yasin Malik (with mike) with Geelani during a public rally.

Photograph by Umer Asif

Syed Ali Geelani, who walked out of the Hurriyat in June, is one of the most visible faces of Kashmiri separatism

Photograph by Umer Asif

Security personnel pose for photographs after busting a militant hideout during a search and cordon operation, in Rajouri district.

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Army personnel display arms and ammunition recovered from the three militants killed in an encounter, in Sopore.

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Six NSCN (IM) insurgents were killed in an encounter with security forces in Khonsa area of Arunachal Pradesh. One soldier of Assam Rifles was injured in the operation.

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Arms and ammunition recovered after six NSCN (IM) insurgents were killed in an encounter with security forces in Khonsa area of Arunachal Pradesh. One soldier of Assam Rifles was injured in the operation.

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BJP SC Morcha activists burn an effigy of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a protest against the killing of BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari and his family members by militants in Bandipora, in Jammu.

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Relatives wail during the funeral of the BJP leader Sheikh Waseem Bari in Bandipora district of north Kashmir. Bari, along with his father and brother, was allegedly killed by the militants on Wednesday evening.

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Army personnel during an encounter with militants, at Gusoo area of Pulwama District. One militant was believed to be killed while three security personnel injured in the encounter.

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CRPF officers carry the coffin of the slain head-constable Dipchand Verma during a wreath laying ceremony at the CRPF base camp at Humhama in Budgam. Verma was killed Wednesday in a militant attack in Sopore.

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Security personnel conduct a search operation after militants opened fire on a naka party of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), at Sopore in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Security personnel conduct a search operation after militants opened fire on a naka party of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), at Sopore in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. At least one CRPF jawan and a civilian were killed while two other security force personnel received injuries in the attack.

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Security forces cordon off the area during an ongoing encounter, at Kalakot village in Rajouri district of Jammu. Security Forces neutralized one terrorist in an encounter in Kalakote area yesterday, June 4th.

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Army personnel display arms and ammunation recovered after the arrest of three militants, in Lolab area of Kupwara in north Kashmir.

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A security personnel takes position during an encounter with militants, at Kani Mazar in Nawakadal area of Downtown Srinagar. A militant was killed, while two security personnel were injured in the encounter.

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A Kashmiri village woman collects stones to hand them to the men to throw at security personnel during a protest against the killing of a civilian in Makhama village, west of Srinagar. Soldiers fatally shot the young man at a checkpoint in the Himalayan region of Kashmir on Wednesday, residents and officials said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes in the disputed region. India’s Central Reserve Police Force said the man was driving a car and ignored signals to stop at two checkpoints in the western outskirts of Srinagar, the region’s main city. The victim’s father, Ghulam Nabi Shah, denied the police account, saying his son did not drive through any checkpoints, and that soldiers first stopped him and then shot him.

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In this file photo, is seen Commander-in-Chief of Hizbul Mujahideen Riyaz Naikoo. Naikoo was killed in an encounter with security forces at Beighpora area in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

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Army and Jammu and Kashmir police in a joint operation arrested an over ground worker (OGW) Tanveer Ahmer Malik, of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen from Tantna village in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. One Chinese pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition was recovered from him.

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Smoke billows from a residential house during encounter between security forces and militants at Lower Munda Qazigund area, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Kulgam district. 3 militants were killed while atleast five civilians injured in the encounter.

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Security forces busted a militant hideout and seized a cache of arms and ammunition in a forest area of Poonch district of Jammu

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Special Operation Group (SOG) of J&K Police and CRPF personnel during an encounter with the militants at Lawaypora, near Srinagar. Two militants and a CRPF jawan were killed in the encounter and one militant was arrested alive in injured condition.

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Security forces carry the body of a terrorist killed in a gunbattle, after a group of militants travelling in a truck opened fire at a police team, at Nagrota toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

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Indian soldiers carry the body of a suspected rebel after a gunbattle at Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Security personnel inspect the Srinagar-bound truck in which a group of 3-4 terrorists were travelling, on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Terrorists opened fire at a police team near a toll plaza triggering a gunfight in which three ultras were killed and a policeman injured.

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Security personnel walk past the Srinagar-bound truck in which a group of 3-4 terrorists were travelling, on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Terrorists opened fire at a police team near a toll plaza triggering a gunfight in which three ultras were killed and a policeman injured.

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Indian security force soldiers patrol near the site of a gunbattle at Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Indian security force soldiers near the site of a gunbattle at Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Security force soldiers patrol a forested area at Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu. India's security forces early Friday killed three rebels in an exchange of gunfire on a highway in Kashmir.

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Surrendered militants from eight banned insurgent outfits are seen during the arms laying down ceremony at GMCH auditorium, in Guwahati.

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Arms and ammunitions put on display during the arms laying down ceremony at GMCH auditorium, in Guwahati. A total of 644 militants of eight banned insurgent outfits surrendered in Assam today along with 177 arms.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and others during the Arms Laying Ceremony at GMCH auditorium, in Guwahati. A total of 644 militants of eight banned insurgent outfits surrendered in Assam today along with 177 arms.

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Army displays the ammunition recovered from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Danish Ahmad, who was arrested in the area, at Sopora area of Baramulla district of North Kashmir.

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A non-local labourer injured in Kulgam militant attack is treated at SHMS hospital, in Srinagar. Five migrant labourers from West Bengal were shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district yesterday.

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Security personnel stand guard during a shutdown in Srinagar. Security has been further beefed up in Srinagar after five labourers were killed and another injured in a terror attack in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

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Villagers carry the body of a migrant worker who was shot dead by gunmen towards a waiting ambulance outside a hospital in Kulgam, south of Srinagar. Gunmen shot and killed five laborers working in Kashmir late Tuesday, police said.

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Indian army soldier talks to villages who where ordered to assemble at one place for questioning near the spot where migrant labourers were killed by gunmen in Katrasoo village, south of Srinagar.

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Protesters block a street during a shutdown in Srinagar. A delegation of 23 European Union MPs is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir for a first-hand assessment of the situation in the Valley following the revocation of the state''s special status under Article 370.

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Daughter and other relatives of driver who was was allegedly shot dead by militants in Kashmir, mourn in Reasi district of Jammu region.

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A paramilitary soldier keeps guard near the site of an attack in Shopian, south of Srinagar. Gunmen shot and killed a truck driver and his attendant and wounded another driver as they fired at three vehicles laden with apple boxes in Kashmir, police said.

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Paramilitary soldiers patrol near the site of a gunbattle in Bijbehara, south of Srinagar. Police officer Parvaiz Ahmed said security forces killed three militants in an exchange of gunfire in southern Kashmir, following intelligence that a group of militants was hiding in Bijbehara town.

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Police personnel inspect the site of the blast after a grenade was allegedly hurled by suspected militants at Hari Singh High Street, in Srinagar. At least 5 civilians got injured in the blast.

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Army and Assam Police personnel display arms and ammunitions recovered from the possession of six alleged militants of Bodo insurgent group NDFB at Ripu Reserve Forest, in Kokrajhar district of Assam.

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Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants involved in the alleged killing of Parihar brothers arrested by the security forces, in Kishtwar districts of the Jammu region.

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Injured Kashmiri businessman Mohammad Ashraf Dar lies on a hospital bed in Srinagar, Kashmir. Four people, including a child, got injured after suspected rebels opened fire in north Kashmir late Friday, according to Jammu and Kashmir Police.

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People inspect an oil tanker truck set ablaze during recent clashes between Yemeni southern separatists and government forces near Aden, Yemen.

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National Liberation Front of Tripura (SD) cadres surrender along with their guns before Tipura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb at a ceremony at Ambassa on the outskirts of Agartala.

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A Houthi rebel fighter fires in the air during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen. The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of Sanaa by the Houthis, who drove out the internationally recognized government. Months later, in March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition launched its air campaign to prevent the rebels from overrunning the country's south.

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Students hold a banner displaying pictures of rebel leader Burhan Wani during a protest inside a university campus on the outskirts of Srinagar. Authorities imposed restrictions in some parts of Srinagar after separatists called for a strike making the death anniversary of Kashmiri rebel leader Burhan Wani who was killed by security forces on July 8, 2016.

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Locals inspect the damaged houses where four Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants, including two Special Police officer's (SPO's) who escaped with service rifles and joined JeM ranks yesterday, were hiding during an encounter in which they were killed, at Panjran Litter area in Pulwama.

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Protesters throw stone at security forces during a protest after Eid prayers in Srinagar. Forces used tear gas and pellet guns to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters who took to the streets after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Kashmir.

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A masked protester jumps on the bonnet of an armored vehicle of police as he throw stones at it during a protest in Srinagar. Government forces in Kashmir fired tear gas and pellets to disperse hundreds of protesters who clashed with them during a protest against the recent killing of rebel leader and also an annual protest marking Al-Quds Day.

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Villagers at the house where Musa was shot dead.

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