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    Islamic Rebels behead father, daughter in Kashmir

    SRINAGAR, India, Oct 22 (AFP) - Muslim separatists beheaded a man and his daughter on suspicion they were spying for the Indian army in the troubled state of Kashmir, officials said Friday.
    Alam Din and his teenage daughter Roshi Jan were abducted from their home late Thursday night in the state's northern frontier district of Kupwara, a state government spokesman said.

    The victims were then taken to a forest where the militants severed their heads on suspicion they were "informers" for Indian security forces.

    Muslim guerrillas also stormed the house of another civilian in Kupwara and triggered a bomb, critically injuring three women, officials said.

    The rebels also murdered two more civilians elsewhere in Kashmir, the spokesman said.

    Kashmir Home Minister Mushtaq Lone told the state assembly Friday that nearly 800 Muslim militants had been gunned down by Indian forces in the first nine months of the year.

    "As a result of sustained pressure, a total of 762 militants were killed and 552 arrested until September 30," Lone said, adding that 217 of those killed were "foreign mercenaries."

    India says fighters fdrom Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and several other Islamic countries are fighting Indian soldiers in the divided Himalayan territory.

    Minister Lone warned that despite India's military successes, Muslim militant organisations had set up "suicide squads" of fighters in Kashmir.

    More than 24,000 people have died in separatist violence in Kashmir since 1989. India accuses Pakistan of arming and training the guerrillas across the border.

    Islamabad denies the charge but extends moral and diplomatic support to what it describes as a holy war of independence in the Himalayan valley.

    Officials reporting this event on the loose...strange!

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