Militants cut off villagers’ noses and tongues in Held Kashmir
JAMMU: Suspected Islamist militants killed a villager in Indian-held Kashmir by slitting his throat and cut off the tongues and noses of four others, accusing them of being police informers, authorities said on Friday.
The attackers also beat up seven other villagers and set several houses ablaze late on Wednesday in a remote village near Mahore town, 65 kilometres northeast of Jammu city.
“These foreign militants are ruthless,” he said, referring to insurgents that India says are Islamists crossing into its part of administered Kashmir from Pakistan, and sometimes even from Afghanistan.
Villagers in the area said that the attackers had probably acted out of revenge, suspecting the locals of informing the police about the presence of a militant who had been killed in the area in April. reuters