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Militants hold PDP leader, family hostage in J&K’s Kishtwar


Three armed militants held hostage Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) district president Sheikh Nasir and his family in Jammu’s Kishtwar on Thursday, before snatching the service rifle of the leader’s personal security officer and driving away in the family’s car. Authorities have imposed a curfew in the town.

“The family, which reported the incident around 11 a.m. on Friday, said at least three militants took them hostage late on Thursday evening ... A search operation has been launched to nab the militants and recover the vehicle,” deputy commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh, told The Hindu.

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