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Militant arrested for soldier’s murder in Indian Kashmir

Published: December 6, 2017

STORY: Police in Shopian district of Indian Kashmir on Wednesday (December 06) arrested a miltant in connection with the killing of a soldier last month.

Bullet-riddled body of Sepoy Irfan Dar, a soldier of Indian Territorial Army, was found in his native village of Wuthmula in Shopian on November 25 while he had come home on leave.

The arrested militant, a member of Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen, has been identified as Muzammil. He conspired with three others to kill Dar, police said.

India has long accused Pakistan of harbouring militant groups and giving them material support to carry out a 28-year armed revolt in disputed Kashmir.Pakistan denies the allegations and says it is doing more than any other country in fighting militant groups.

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