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70 youth join militant ranks in seven months: official

Seventy young men have joined militancy in the past seven months this year with most of the recruits from three districts in south Kashmir, according to a senior official.The new recruits mostly belong to Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts in south Kashmir, which has become the hub of tech-savvy militants.”As many as 70 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in the Valley in seven months period this year,” the senior security officer told PTI quoting official statistics. The officer claimed 88 Kashmiri youths joined militancy in 2016.Since 2014, there has been a constant rise in the number of peo
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