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Indian Army promises action after video showing soldiers trampling over militants' bodies goes viral

Srinagar: The Indian Army has taken cognisance of a video showing troops dishonouring the bodies of two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants killed in an encounter, a spokesperson said on Saturday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The two militants, LeT commander Abu Ismail and his associate Abu Qasim, were killed in Aribagh area of Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar on Thursday.

A video in which soldiers can be seen trampling over the bodies went viral on social media. The video shows bodies being dragged from the site of the encounter into a lane.

“Army has taken cognisance of the video and suitable action will follow,” said Srinagar-based Defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia.

Ismail, the mastermind of the 10 July attack on a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims which left eight yatris dead, and Qasim were killed by forces in a brief gunfight on Thursday.

Published Date: Sep 16, 2017 12:21 PM | Updated Date: Sep 16, 2017 12:21 PM

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