Kashmiri Muslims mourn as India kills commander

Hundreds of Muslim mourners, shouting "we want freedom", took to the streets with Hamza's body.

Kashmiri Muslims mourn as India kills commander

Indian soldiers killed a senior member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group in Kashmir on Wednesday, police said.



An Indian soldier was also killed and three others wounded in the 18-hour gunbattle which started on Tuesday night on the outskirts of Sopore town north of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital.



"Abu Hamza, senior commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba was killed," senior police official Anand Jain said.



Later hundreds of Muslim mourners, shouting "we want freedom", took to the streets with Hamza's body.



The group said last week for the first time that armed struggle was not the only way to deal with the Kashmir dispute.


Reuters

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