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'Quake killed over 3000 militants'

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | October 17, 2005 17:57 IST

Intelligence sources have confirmed that over 3000 terrorists who were waiting for an opportunity to cross into India from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir were killed in the October 8 earthquake.

A top intelligence officer told rediff.com that while hundreds of terrorists were killed because of the huge buildings crumbling, most others were killed due to massive explosions that took place because of fire breaking out in their ammunition dumps.

"This was nature's way of closing down terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir," the officer said.

According to him, the figure of 3000 was tentative and the number of militants killed could be much more.

"Several former and present minister of the PoK government were also killed due to quake," he said.

Though India offered to fly helicopters and rescue the injured from Muzaffarabad in particular, Pakistan government refused permission as it feared that the move would let out find the truth out about the training camps, the officer said.



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Sub: Wiping away of more than 3000 militants is an evidence of prevalence of justice with God!

What proof stronger than such killing of more than 3000 strong militants is necessary as the solid evidence of existence of that super natural God ...


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Sub: ''Quake killed 3000 militants''

Good. God, in his eternal grace, put India about two or three years ahead of the game. Just send another earthquake or two that way ...


Posted by Seenu Subbu





Sub: Quake killed

What more India need if happens naturally.Nature has treated them correctly.


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Sub: Excellent News

Ancient sages used to say that whenever a bad thing happens, chances are that something good would have occurred unknown to us. Here when I ...


Posted by Krishna Rajagopalan





Sub: Really Great!!

Only positive outcome of earthquake.Great!!! Lets hope next news will increase the number of dead millitants. So people can live happly.


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