“A wild bear mauled to death two militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit in a south Kashmir forest on Monday,” officials told Samay Live. “A spokesman of the army said a wild bear entered the forest hideout of the separatist guerrillas and killed two of them in Kulgam district.‘The bear entered the hideout of the terrorists in Dand Nar forest area in Kulgam district today and killed two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists identified as Saifullah and Qaiser,’ the spokesman said. The spokesman said Saifullah was the district commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen for Pir Panchal area while Qaiser was a tehsil (sub-district) commander of the outfit. ‘We have recovered in the hideout two AK-47 rifles, four magazines and some other equipment the terrorists had been using,’ the spokesman said. It is the first time in the over two decade-long separatist violence in Kashmir that a wild animal has killed separatist guerrillas who often use the densely forested mountains here to build safe havens.”
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