Most-wanted militant shot and killed in India
July 17, 1996
Web posted at: 3:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT)
SRINAGAR, India (CNN) -- Indian troops on Wednesday shot
dead one of Kashmir's most wanted militants, a man police
said masterminded bombings that killed some 70 people in New
Delhi since last November.
A senior police official said Hilal Ahmad Beigh, 28,
was killed in a shoot-out with paramilitary troops on the
outskirts of Srinagar.
Hilal became a militant in 1989, when Muslims in Jammu and
Kashmir began their movement to separate from the mostly
Hindu country. Thousands have died in violence linked to
Reuters contributed to this report.
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