This is the moment soldiers blow up a house where two suspected Islamic terrorists were hiding out after a shootout having rescued the hostages they had taken.
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According to local media, Indian security agents received a tip-off that two alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were holed up in a house in the district of Bandipora in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Lashkar-e-Taiba is one of the largest and most active Islamist militant organisations in southern Asia and mainly operates from Pakistan.
According to reports, Indian troops surrounded the house and exchanged gunfire with the suspects.
The alleged Islamic terrorists had taken two men hostage and Indian servicemen were able to free them safely, according to local media.
The armed team then told the suspects to come out and surrender.
However, reports said that both men ignored the warning and carried on shooting at troops.
The Indian servicemen then rigged the house with explosives and detonated it, killing both suspected terrorists inside the building.
In the video footage, a decrepit house is filmed from a nearby rooftop.
A huge explosion brings the house to the ground in a cloud of smoke and debris, and the filming soldier ducks for cover.
The camera then cuts to a serviceman lying on the ground behind a low wall.
The identities of the suspected terrorists have not been released.
Kashmir became a disputed territory after the British Indian Empire came to an end in 1947, with the former princely state being split largely between India and Pakistan. Tensions between both countries have been on the rise recently after an Indian fighter jet was downed in Pakistani territory.
In the latest development, Pakistan have condemned India’s “militarisation of space” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced they had successfully shot down one of their own satellites during a test of an anti-satellite missile.
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