Nov 4 2009
It seems these are the worst of times to be an Islamic militant in Kashmir. A wild bear has mauled two Hizbul Mujahideen militants to death as they hid in its cave in Shopian, South Kashmir.
According to defense spokesman Lt Col J S Brar, the two commanders dared to colonise a bear’s cave atDarwal Nar in Pir Panjal in Shopian and paid for it with their lives. For, late on Sunday night, as the two slept, the bear came calling.
“It attacked the armed militants and killed them on the spot,” Brar said.
It was only on Monday morning that an Army patrol party saw two bodies inside the cave and, on frisking through their clothes, found that they were Hizbul Mujahideen commanders. Medical examinations revealed that the two were mauled to death by a bear. The two were identified as Kaisar Ahmad and Saifullah.
‘‘Two Ak 47 rifles and some ammunition were recovered from the spot,’’ he added.This is the first known instance in last 20 years of insurgency in J&K of a wild animal attacking and killing militants, who have their hideouts mostly in dense forests or on mountain ranges. LIVE LEAK
Forget the troop surge for Afghanistan, just recruit some bears!