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Afridi's cousin killed in J&K: BSF

September 12, 2003 13:38 IST

The Border Security Force on Friday said a Harkat-ul-Ansar terrorist killed recently in south Kashmir was a cousin of Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi.

"Saquib, killed in Anantnag on Sunday following a tip-off, turned out to be a relative of Shahid Afridi," BSF Inspector General Vijay Raman said.

He based his claim on certain document found on the slain terrorist and the version of people who knew him.

Saquib hailed from Peshawar, Pakistan, and had been active in Anantnag for about two years, Raman said.

The IG said Saquib used to flaunt his relation with Afridi among the people in Anantnag.

"It is an open secret in Anantnag," he said.

"Initially we did not know whom we were tracking. It was only later when his identity was established by documents that we realised who he was."


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Sub: Terror heads

Keeping in mind of successes Indian forces achieved in last two weeks, one thing we must do is to continue with this latest trend of ...


Posted by Sugato





Sub: Afridi and Terrorist

This is another attempt to defame the famous cricketer. We should not forget that we are a secularist country and should not point fingers at ...


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This should serve as an eyeopener to all those who advocate resumption of Indo-pak cricketing ties. This startling incident shows how closely militancy is related ...


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Sub: Reply to the mail regarding Afridi's cousin

Dear Sir, It comes as no surprise, this news really. Shahid comes across as most other Paki cricketer, brash, overtly aggressive, provocative and a nuisance. ...


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Sub: Indo-Pak Cricket

well this will reduce chances of resumption on Indo-Pak cricket if the relatives of paki cricketers are working as terrorists in India. I guess you ...


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