INDIAN FORCES KILL LEADER OF AL QAEDA AFFILIATE IN KASHMIR
Indian forces have killed the leader of an al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Kashmir, triggering protests in parts of the disputed region.
Zakir Rashid Bhat, was trapped by security forces in a three-storey house in southern Kashmir, adding that the house was set ablaze during the operation.
For decades, separatists have fought an armed conflict against Indian rule in Kashmir, with the majority of them wanting independence for the Himalayan region, or to join New Delhi’s arch rival Pakistan.
India has stepped up an offensive against militants in the Muslim-majority region since a suicide attack in February killed 40 Indian troopers in Kashmir and brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.
BOAT ACCIDENT LEAVES SIX DEAD, 12 MISSING IN SOUTHWEST CHINA
Six people have been confirmed dead and 12 others remained missing after a boat capsized on a river in southwest China’s Guizhou Province.
Rescuers composed of police, emergency response officers, people from the transport and health departments in Bouyei-Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Qianxinan are searching for the missing, and trying to lift up the capsized boat.
The vessel had 29 people on board when it capsized on the Beipan River.
Eleven of them have been rescued.