Al-Badr is an Islamic extremist group operating in Kashmir. It was founded in 1998 and is backed by the Pakistani Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI). This group was earlier part of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen. It is banned by India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2004. The US recognises this group as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation. Recently, three terrorists belonging to this terror outfit was killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.


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