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Pro-India party member killed in Kashmir

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Relatives of Bashir Ahmed, a shopkeeper and member of the ruling National Conference wail during his funeral procession in Srinagar, India, Saturday, Dec. 24. Police said Ahmed was shot in the head at close range in Srinagar on Saturday. Muslim militants have been fighting since 1989 to end Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan territory. More than 68,000 people have died in the conflict.

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Relatives of political worker Bashir Ahmad Dar wail behind a window as Kashmiri Muslims carry the coffin during his funeral procession in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, Dec. 24. Suspected militants shot Dar in the capital city Srinagar in the morning, police said. Dar was said to be associated with National Conference, the political party that is currently heading the coalition government in the Indian-Kashmir. Dar's killing came 13 days after militants carried out a life bid on the region's senior Minister Ali Mohammed Sagar in Srinagar in which a policeman was killed and three others including a civilian were wounded.

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A relative mourns at the body of political worker Bashir Ahmad Dar during his funeral procession in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, Dec. 24.

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Kashmiri Muslim women grieve during the funeral procession of Bashir Ahmed, a shopkeeper and member of the ruling National Conference in Srinagar, India, Dec. 24. Police said Ahmed was shot in the head at close range in Srinagar on Saturday.