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Kashmir militants play cricket using AK-47s as wickets – release propaganda video

Kashmir militants have released a propaganda video showing themselves playing cricket using AK 47s rifles as wickets.  The six-minute long video shows six militants playing cricket in an apple orchard. While AK 47s have been planted as wickets, some of them can also be seen playing with rifles strapped to their backs as they bat, bowl and field.  Quoting officials, TV reports said, the video had been shot in South Kashmir's Korkernag area.   All six militants reportedly belong to terror outfit Hizbul Mujahi

Staff correspondent, NewsCrunch

Kashmir militants have released a propaganda video showing themselves playing cricket using AK 47s rifles as wickets.

The six-minute long video shows six militants playing cricket in an apple orchard. While AK 47s have been planted as wickets, some of them can also be seen playing with rifles strapped to their backs as they bat, bowl and field.

Quoting officials, TV reports said the video had been shot in South Kashmir's Korkernag area. 

All six militants reportedly belong to terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen and security officials have identified four of them as residents of Anantnag district.

A few media reports also said the men in the video were the same terrorists, who had attacked Amarnath pilgrims on Monday, killing seven and injuring 19 men and women.

But security officials said they could neither confirm nor refute these reports.

Over the last few years Kashmir militants have been releasing propaganda videos to try to recruit local men. 

These videos usually show them in combat fatigues, carrying out routine activities without concealing face, in a bid to make their campaign more look more adventurous and appealing. 

 

Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani had become very popular with the help of these videos and after he was killed last July, Kashmir had erupted in a massive wave of violence. 

 

Kashmir militants play cricket using AK-47s as wickets –  video  
 

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