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Why Did a Young Kashmiri Become a Suicide Bomber?

On February the 14th, Adil Ahmed Dar drove a car filled with explosives into a convoy carrying Indian soldiers. More than 40 were killed in the deadliest terror attack in India-administered Kashmir in decades. Hours later a video was released in which Dar showed no remorse for what he was planning. In the aftermath, tensions between India and Pakistan reached a boiling point. India blamed the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed for the attack. Islamabad denies the charges. A war of words ensued with the two nuclear-armed nations on the brink of a major showdown, and Dar's attack was the catalyst. So what drove him to become a militant? Hyder Abbasi explores.

Is India’s Heavy-Handed Approach Pushing Some towards Militancy in Kashmir?

Is India’s Heavy-Handed Approach Pushing Some towards Militancy in Kashmir?

India says it carried out air strikes in Pakistan

India says it carried out air strikes in Pakistan

Satellite images show buildings still standing at Indian bombing site

Satellite images show buildings still standing at Indian bombing site

Kashmir Blast: India says has evidence Pakistan behind attack

Kashmir Blast: India says has evidence Pakistan behind attack

Is the EastMed Gas Pipeline Project a Failure?

Is the EastMed Gas Pipeline Project a Failure?

Are Turkiye and Armenia at a Turning Point in Restoring Relations?

Are Turkiye and Armenia at a Turning Point in Restoring Relations?

Why is Ankara Joining the Metaverse?

Why is Ankara Joining the Metaverse?

Are Russia and NATO Headed on a Collision Course Over Ukraine?

Are Russia and NATO Headed on a Collision Course Over Ukraine?

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Five Months On: Is the Taliban Keeping Its Promises?

Will the Middle East Get Caught Up in US-China Tensions?

Will the Middle East Get Caught Up in US-China Tensions?

What's Behind the Civil Discontent in Kazakhstan?

What's Behind the Civil Discontent in Kazakhstan?

What Will It Take for Europe to Address Islamophobia?

What Will It Take for Europe to Address Islamophobia?

Military Aggression on Europe's Eastern Front

Military Aggression on Europe's Eastern Front

Remarkable Growth on Renewable Energy Production in Turkiye

Remarkable Growth on Renewable Energy Production in Turkiye

Turkiye and Armenia Move Towards Mending Regional Relations

Turkiye and Armenia Move Towards Mending Regional Relations

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Where's Libya Headed?

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