Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the site where a gunfight took place at Beighpora village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, near Srinagar, in which a top militant, Riyaz Naikoo, and a close aide were killed. Photo: EPA-EFE

India claims major victory as top Kashmir rebel leader killed in gunfight

  • Riyaz Naikoo, a former mathematics teacher, spearheaded Kashmir’s largest indigenous rebel group Hizbul Mujahideen for nearly eight years
  • As news about his death spread, India blocked mobile internet services, as it did during a months-long communication blackout last year
Topic |   India
Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the site where a gunfight took place at Beighpora village in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, near Srinagar, in which a top militant, Riyaz Naikoo, and a close aide were killed. Photo: EPA-EFE
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