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Srinagar: Two guerrillas were killed late on Sunday near the line of control (LoC) in Kupwara district of North Kashmir where a soldier had also been killed on Saturday.

Kashmir_mapGunfights started in Tangdhar and Keran sectors of the LoC in Kupwara district during infiltration attempts by guerrillas on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Two militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight in Keran sector while one soldier was killed on Saturday in Tangdhar sector, defense spokesman, Lt. Col. N.N. Joshi said here in Srinagar.

Operations in those areas have not been called off yet as searches continue at both these places, Joshi added.

In Tangdhar a group of five to six heavily armed men were intercepted on Saturday after they managed to cross into the Indian side from Pakistan.

In Keran, army troopers again intercepted a group of seven to eight guerrillas on Sunday after they sneaked into the Indian side.

(IANS)

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US Offering Rewards Upto $10mn for Information on Lebanon Hezbollah Finances

The payments will be made by the State Department's Rewards for Justice program, which until now has focused on offering cash rewards for information that leads to the capture of wanted terrorists

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FILE - Hezbollah fighters parade in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 12, 2010. VOA

The United States is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that disrupts the finances of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant organization.

The U.S. State Department announced the award Monday, saying it would be paid to those who give information about major Hezbollah donors and financiers as well as businesses that support the organization and banks that facilitate the group’s transactions.

The payments will be made by the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program, which until now has focused on offering cash rewards for information that leads to the capture of wanted terrorists.

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The United States is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information that disrupts the finances of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant organization. Pixabay

Hezbollah was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department in 1997.

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The Shi’ite group, backed by Iran, has recently been increasing its influence on Lebanon’s government. It has also been growing its regional clout, including sending fighters to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad.

The State Department said its Rewards for Justice program has paid more than $150 million to more than 100 people for giving information that helped brings terrorists to justice or prevented acts of terrorism. The program began in 1984. (VOA)

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