Indian forces kill top militant behind Kashmir bombing Aug 01, 2021 0 29 12345 dpa Srinagar, KashmirA key suspect in a 2019 bombing that killed more than 40 Indian paramilitary forces in Indian-administered Kashmir was shot dead by security forces on Saturday, officials said.Mohammad Ismal Alvi was among two rebels belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group killed in a gunfight with security forces in a forested region in Pulwama district, senior police officer Vijay Kumar told reporters.Alvi, a Pakistani national, belonged to the family of JeM chief Masood Azhar. He was involved in the planning of the bombing, according to India’s National Investigation Agency, Kumar added.Besides training a local youth, Adil, who blew himself up in the attack, Alvi was also one of the group’s explosives experts, police said. They described his death as a “major success” in the fight against insurgency in the region.The bombing on February 14, 2019 in Pulwama, allegedly carried out by the JeM, was the worst attack by militants in Kashmir in decades, and brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.Days after the bombing, India launched air strikes on a JeM camp in Pakistan’s Balakot region, which was followed by aerial fighting with the Pakistan Air Force which targeted Indian military installations.India-administered Kashmir has seen a secessionist movement since the mid-1980s, with nearly 45,000 people killed in the violence. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Afghan fighting escalates as Taliban tries to capture major cities Aug 01, 2021 0 394 Israel criticizes Iran after deadly attack on tanker ship near Oman Aug 01, 2021 0 353 Turkish emergency forces battle wildfires Aug 01, 2021 0 32 20 killed, 18 wounded in two traffic accidents in eastern Afghanistan Kabul: At least 20 people were killed in two traffic accidents in the past 12 hours in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Laghman, officials said on Saturday. The incidents occurred in the Qarghahi district of the .. Major Libya route connecting east and west reopens after warring sides agree Benghazi: A major road linking eastern and western Libya has officially reopened after the step was approved by the country’s warring sides. In June, Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamid Dbeibeh declared the .. Several dead following attack on funeral service in Iraq’s Yathrib Baghdad: Several people were killed in an attack on a funeral service in Yathrib, in Iraq, according to INA state news agency, citing security sources. Witnesses said 13 people had died and at least 50 were injured. .. Seven members of Kurdish family murdered in Turkey after threats Istanbul: Seven members of a Kurdish family were murdered on Friday evening in the Turkish region of Central Anatolia, following a series of racist threats. Attackers broke into the family’s home in the city of Konya ..