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Slain foreign militant was our missing son: Kashmir family

Saturday - August 11, 2018 3:32 pm , Category : INDIA
Srinagar Aug 11 (IANS) A north Kashmir family on Saturday claimed that one of the five militants killed in a gunfight with the Army on Thursday and passed off as foreigners was their son.
The family living in Langate town in the Kupwara border district lodged a missing report about their son Muzaffar Ahmad Mir at the police station on August 9 -- the day the five militants were killed in the Rafiabad gunfight in the neighbouring Baramulla district.
Police sources said the report was filed by his father Bashir Ahmad Mir.
A protest shutdown was held in Langate on Saturday after the family s claim.
The Army on Friday said all the five militants killed in the gunfight in Dooniwari forest area of Rafiabad were foreigners belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The army said the group had recently infiltrated into the Kashmir Valley from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector.

--IANS sq/sar/bg

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