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The Hindu
CRPF offers helpline to let J&K local militants returnof “passports and jobs to any local youth who gives up the gun” and “support fo
The Hindu / Posted 2 hours ago
of “passports and jobs to any local youth who gives up the gun” and “support for his full assimilation into society.” Another official said that fresh recruitment of local boys by terrorist groups was going on primarily in South Kashmir dist... Read more
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asianage
Parents' appeal bear fruit: Another youth in Kashmir shuns militancyPolice in a tweet said, “Responding to the appeal of parents one more youth who
asianage / Posted 3 hours ago
Police in a tweet said, “Responding to the appeal of parents one more youth who had joined militants returns home in South Kashmir." The police had on Sunday renewed its appeal to the local Kashmiri militants to shun militancy. When... Read more
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dna
Amid unrest, Soccer fever grips Valley; 54,000 youth register for tournamentwhich was followed by border district of Rajouri with 4400 players signing onli
dna / Posted 13 hours ago
which was followed by border district of Rajouri with 4400 players signing online. Militancy hit district of Anantnag in south Kashmir came third with 3800 players registering online for the tourney. Organized by the Department Of Youth Services... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
After Kashmir footballer’s return, two more families ask LeT recruits to renounce militancyThe renunciation of militancy by a 20-year-old south Kashmir footballer after h
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
The renunciation of militancy by a 20-year-old south Kashmir footballer after his mother sent out a videographed appeal has prompted two more families from the region to issue similar emotional pleas for the return of their sons. The tearful parents... Read more
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The Indian Express
J-K encounter: 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi’s nephew among six LeT men killedmilitants sneaking across the border from Gurez and Nowgam have been using Haji
The Indian Express / Posted yesterday
militants sneaking across the border from Gurez and Nowgam have been using Hajin as a transit point before moving to south Kashmir. “With the killing of these six militants, the Lashkar is almost finished in the Hajin belt,” said a senior... Read more
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The Hindu
In Kashmir, militancy is a black hole that sucks in young starsto the police. A science student, Umar Ganai, of the Islamic University of Sci
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
to the police. A science student, Umar Ganai, of the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora, in south Kashmir, and an engineering student Eisa Fazili of the Pir Panchal Valley-based Baba Ghulam Shah University, continue... Read more
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The Hindu
Why was J&K cold to interlocutor?expected to go back to the State in late November. He is likely to visit univer
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
expected to go back to the State in late November. He is likely to visit universities and educational institutions. He will also travel to districts in south Kashmir that saw an increase in protests and violence since Burhan Wani’s killing last y... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Heavy snowfall in J-K; Mughal Road, Srinagar-Leh highway shuton the ground between Peer Ki Gali and Pushana, a 20-km stretch along the Mugha
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
on the ground between Peer Ki Gali and Pushana, a 20-km stretch along the Mughal Road connecting Poonch district with south Kashmir’s Shopian district. The road, the alternative link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was closed after... Read more
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dna
India's football legend Bhaichung Bhutia offers to train Majid Khan who returned home from Lashkar-Taibawas kept at a room with all the amenities required for a student. His surrende
dna / Posted 2 days ago
was kept at a room with all the amenities required for a student. His surrender was seen as a whiff of fresh air in tense South Kashmir which has witnessed large-scale recruitment of local youths by militants in the past. Unofficial estimates have... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Majid’s surrender a brave move: Armyled to his return,” the GOC Victor force flaked by IGP Kashmir Muneer Khan told
Central Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
led to his return,” the GOC Victor force flaked by IGP Kashmir Muneer Khan told reporters during a press conference in south Kashmir on Friday afternoon. Maj Gen Raju also complimented 20-year-old ace goalkeeper Majid for shunning violence and... Read more
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The Hindu
Restrictions in parts of Srinagar after militant killed in shootoutstatement said, the class work will be suspended for a day “but scheduled exami
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
statement said, the class work will be suspended for a day “but scheduled examination will be held.” Train services in south Kashmir were also suspended. Slain militant, Mugees Mir, who the police believe is affiliated to the militant faction... Read more
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Business Standard India
Kashmiri footballer-turned-militant surrenders after wailing mother's pleanight and surrendered. He was taken to the headquarters of Victor Force, an Ar
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
night and surrendered. He was taken to the headquarters of Victor Force, an Army unit engaged in countering militancy in South Kashmir, at Awantipura, 33 kms from here. "He is with us and we will take care of him. We hope that this will... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Restrictions imposed in Srinagar after al-Qaeda militant killed in encounterin the outskirts of Srinagar. According to the police, the slain militant was
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
in the outskirts of Srinagar. According to the police, the slain militant was a member of the Al Qaeda affiliated group, Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind. The group was launched in July. Zakir Musa, a militant active in south Kashmir areas heads the o... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Valley shivers as Gulmarg, Kargil record season’s coldest tempabove the freezing point last night. While Srinagar recorded a low of 2.9 degr
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 3 days ago
above the freezing point last night. While Srinagar recorded a low of 2.9 degrees Celsius, Qazigund and Kokernag towns in south Kashmir registered minimum temperatures of 4.4 degrees Celsius and 2.6 degrees Celsius respectively, the official... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Kashmiri footballer who joined LeT contacts family, likely to surrender: Policegroup and his surrender appeared imminent, a top police officer told Hindustan
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 3 days ago
group and his surrender appeared imminent, a top police officer told Hindustan Times on Friday. A resident of Anantnag in south Kashmir, Majid Khan was a bright student and popular footballer before he joined the LeT as the group’s latest recruit,... Read more
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The Indian Express
Footballer joins Lashkar, police appeal with parents, friends: Come back homedays ago, when a young man from Anantnag town announced on Facebook that he was
The Indian Express / Posted 3 days ago
days ago, when a young man from Anantnag town announced on Facebook that he was joining the militant ranks, it left many in south Kashmir stunned. Because they all recognised the youth carrying an AK 47 — he was Majid Arshid Khan, a promising... Read more
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dna
Kashmiri footballer drops ball, picks up gun for LeTseparation...Please Majid for their sake please come back... We love you." Kha
dna / Posted 4 days ago
separation...Please Majid for their sake please come back... We love you." Khan, a resident of the Sadiqabad locality in South Kashmir, was pursuing his graduation at Government Boys Degree College in Anantnag. With his recruitment, authorities... Read more
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dna
Udta Kashmir! Drugs replace terror as biggest threat to J&Kyears. Similarly in 2015 police had registered 375 cases and arrested 442 peopl
dna / Posted 5 days ago
years. Similarly in 2015 police had registered 375 cases and arrested 442 people and 13 others have been booked under PSA. South Kashmir is emerging as a hub of the contraband drugs. In September alone more than 712 kilos of different contraband... Read more
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The Hindu
Two gunfights erupt in south KashmirSecurity forces are engaging militants in gunfights at two separate locations i
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
Security forces are engaging militants in gunfights at two separate locations in south Kashmir since Tuesday morning, said a police official. According to police, hiding militants fired when, on specific information, the police and Army cordoned off... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Encounter breaks out in Kulgam, Pulwama districts of Jammu and KashmirTwo encounters broke out this morning between security forces and militants in
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 6 days ago
Two encounters broke out this morning between security forces and militants in Kulgam and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir, police said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nowbug Kund village in Qazigund area of Kulgam this... Read more
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dna
Security forces step up winter offensive against militants in Kashmirup their winter offensive, security forces have launched two major operations a
dna / Posted 6 days ago
up their winter offensive, security forces have launched two major operations against the militants in the troubled south Kashmir region early Tuesday morning. The fresh offensive comes 12 hours after security forces achieved major success... Read more
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The Hindu
Disenchanted Kashmiris sceptical of peace processsaid. Mr. Sharma is expected to visit the Kashmir Valley again by the end of t
The Hindu / Posted 9 days ago
said. Mr. Sharma is expected to visit the Kashmir Valley again by the end of this month and would travel to districts in south Kashmir to get first-hand knowledge of the problems being faced by the people. A Home Ministry official said that the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Search operations on in Jammu and Kashmir ’s Shopian, Pulwamaforces resumed the practice of cordon and search operations over large areas as
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
forces resumed the practice of cordon and search operations over large areas as part of their “area domination” exercise in south Kashmir districts. More than taking the militants head-on, the objective of such massive operations, is to keep the... Read more
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The Indian Express
Jammu and Kashmir: Nephew of JeM chief Masood Azhar killed in Pulwama encounter, US gun found on himchief Masood Azhar Alvi, was among three militants killed in a security operati
The Indian Express / Posted 12 days ago
chief Masood Azhar Alvi, was among three militants killed in a security operation late Monday in Pulwama in south Kashmir. A US-made M4 carbine was recovered from their possession — possibly lost in combat in Afghanistan, the M4... Read more
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Business Standard India
Jaish chief Azhar's nephew killed in Kashmir, rifle used bychief Maulana Masood Azhar's nephew and another 'commander' from the group, wer
Business Standard India / Posted 13 days ago
chief Maulana Masood Azhar's nephew and another 'commander' from the group, were gunned down by security forces in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said here today. A US-made M4 rifle used by Pakistani Army special forces was... Read more
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asianage
JeM chief's nephew among 3 militants killed in Pulwama encounterwhich surfaced on Facebook and some other social media sites on Thursday had be
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
which surfaced on Facebook and some other social media sites on Thursday had been captured in an apple orchard somewhere in south Kashmir, the police had said. The M4 carbine which is in the use of the US armed forces has replaced the M16 rifle.... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Will neutralise any terrorists on Indian soil: Army chief Bipin RawatRasheed, nephew of Masood Azhar, was among three militants killed in a gunfight
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 13 days ago
Rasheed, nephew of Masood Azhar, was among three militants killed in a gunfight with forces in Aglar village in Pulwama in south Kashmir on Monday night. “Operations are going on. As I said, the operations will continue. If any terrorists carry... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
‘Recovery of US-made M4 carbine rifle shows Pak army’s complicity in Kashmir militancy’on Monday night were identified as Waseem Ganaie, a resident of Pulwama, and Pa
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 13 days ago
on Monday night were identified as Waseem Ganaie, a resident of Pulwama, and Pakistani militants Muhammad Bhai, JeM’s south Kashmir divisional commander, and Azhar’s nephew Talha Rashid. A police spokesperson said that it was the same group... Read more
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The Hindu
Unsettling the status quo in Jammu and KashmirKashmir, a consummation devoutly to be wished for except that antagonised youth
The Hindu / Posted 14 days ago
Kashmir, a consummation devoutly to be wished for except that antagonised youth who count are not easy to find in Srinagar. South Kashmir, where the young have been radicalised since Burhan Wani’s killing, is a different world, far from accessible.... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
115 militants in south Kashmir, 80 killed in 6 months: ArmyAround 80 militants have been killed in south Kashmir in the past six months an
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 17 days ago
Around 80 militants have been killed in south Kashmir in the past six months and around 115 ultras are still active in the region, of whom over a dozen were foreign terrorists, a top Army official has said. “There are around 115 militants in south... Read more
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dna
Terrorists slit throat of BJP's Kashmir leaderkilled civilian Gowhar Ahmed in Shopian. Investigation has started," tweeted SP
dna / Posted 17 days ago
killed civilian Gowhar Ahmed in Shopian. Investigation has started," tweeted SP Pani, Deputy Inspector General of Police, South Kashmir range. A search operation has been launched to hunt down terrorists responsible for the act and reinforcements... Read more
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dna
How home-grown terror in Kashmir is next big challenge for Indiasay that roughly 250-odd terrorists are present and active in North Kashmir whi
dna / Posted 17 days ago
say that roughly 250-odd terrorists are present and active in North Kashmir while around 40 are believed to be active in South Kashmir. Of these, 60 per cent are locals terrorists while 40 per cent are the ones who have infiltrated from... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
80 militants killed in south Kashmir in 6 months: ArmyAround 80 militants have been killed in south Kashmir in the past six months an
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 17 days ago
Around 80 militants have been killed in south Kashmir in the past six months and around 115 ultras are still active in the region, of whom over a dozen were foreign terrorists, a top Army official has said. “There are around 115 militants in south... Read more
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The Hindu
80 militants killed in south Kashmir in 6 months: ArmyAround 80 militants have been killed in south Kashmir in the past six months an
The Hindu / Posted 17 days ago
Around 80 militants have been killed in south Kashmir in the past six months and around 115 ultras are still active in the region, of whom over a dozen were foreign terrorists, a top Army official has said. “There are around 115 militants in south... Read more
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The Indian Express
Jammu and Kashmir: Militants slit throat of BJP youth leader in Shopian(ANI Photo) A BJP youth leader, Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, 25, was abducted and killed
The Indian Express / Posted 17 days ago
(ANI Photo) A BJP youth leader, Gowhar Ahmad Bhat, 25, was abducted and killed by militants in Shopian district of South Kashmir on Thursday, police said. A police officer said Bhat was abducted from his home in Shopian town around 6 pm.... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
BJP youth leader killed in south Kashmir’s Shopian, police hint at militant linkThe body of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader was found with his thro
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 18 days ago
The body of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader was found with his throat slit in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Thursday, with police hinting at the involvement of militants. The BJP too has accused militants of abducting and killing its... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Two CRPF personnel injured in militant attack in KashmirSrinagar, Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured when m
Central Chronicle / Posted 18 days ago
Srinagar, Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were injured when militants attacked their vehicle in south Kashmir district of Anantnag on Thursday, official sources said. They said militants fired upon a CRPF vehicle with automatic... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Two men arrested while going to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for arms traininginterrogation that they were motivated by an active Hizbul Mujahideen militant,
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 19 days ago
interrogation that they were motivated by an active Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Adnan, operating in Pulwama/Awantipora of south Kashmir, to join the militant ranks and go to PoK for arms training, police said. “They further disclosed that said HM... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Strike cripples life in Kashmirforces and state police personnel were deployed in major towns and tehsil headq
Central Chronicle / Posted 23 days ago
forces and state police personnel were deployed in major towns and tehsil headquarters to stop protests, said a report from south Kashmir, where shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the roads in support of the... Read more
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asianage
Policeman's photo with AK-47 goes viral days after he doesn't join workreturn. We will take legal action against him," a senior officer of PTC Kathua
asianage / Posted 23 days ago
return. We will take legal action against him," a senior officer of PTC Kathua said. On whether he had joined the LeT in South Kashmir, when he had gone on leave, the officer said details are being verified. A resident of Heff Shirmal village in... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Missing Kashmir policeman suspected of joining LeT after social media photowith four rifles to join a militant group. Police said such incidents are rare
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 23 days ago
with four rifles to join a militant group. Police said such incidents are rare and that most of the deserters are from South Kashmir, where anti-India sentiments run deep. “Most of the policemen are from a particular patch in South Kashmir,... Read more
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dna
Photo of policeman with AK-47 goes viral, rumours say he has joined Lashkar-TaibaWe will take legal action against him," a senior officer of PTC Kathua told PTI
dna / Posted 23 days ago
We will take legal action against him," a senior officer of PTC Kathua told PTI. On whether he had joined the LeT in South Kashmir when he had gone on leave, the officer said that details are being verified. A resident of Heff Shirmal... Read more
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dna
Massive cordon and search operations underway in several villages of Shopiandistrict in Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces launched the operations in
dna / Posted 26 days ago
district in Jammu and Kashmir. The security forces launched the operations in the wake of recent militant attacks in south Kashmir, following a tip-off on the presence of militants in the area. Joint teams of police, Army and CRPF have... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Kashmir Valley’s political class faces rising militant ireSuspected militants attacked eight houses of political workers in south Kashmir
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 27 days ago
Suspected militants attacked eight houses of political workers in south Kashmir in the past one week — from October 16-22 — with observers saying the sudden spike indicates the failure of security apparatus in the state. Though such attacks by... Read more
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dna
Terrorists attack pro-India political workersafter terrorists unleashed a fresh wave of attacks against pro-India political
dna / Posted 28 days ago
after terrorists unleashed a fresh wave of attacks against pro-India political workers and security men in the troubled south Kashmir region. In the last 24 hours, terrorists have stormed the residence of two ruling Peoples Democratic Party... Read more
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New Kerala
CRPF jawan injured as terrorists hurl grenade at NC leader's house in J and K - newkerala news #282465at the time of attack. Earlier in May, terrorists shot dead the PDP district p
New Kerala / Posted 28 days ago
at the time of attack. Earlier in May, terrorists shot dead the PDP district president for Pulwama, Abdul Gani Dar, in the south Kashmir district. On September 18, 2016; militants attacked the guard post at the residence of Advocate Jawed Ahmed... Read more
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dna
Kashmir: Civilian from Uttar Pradesh shot dead by terrorists in BijbeharaMilitants tonight shot dead a man from Uttar Pradesh in Bijbehara in south Kash
dna / Posted 29 days ago
Militants tonight shot dead a man from Uttar Pradesh in Bijbehara in south Kashmir, police said. The deceased identified as Shakir, aged around 35, used to run a street food stall at Arwani in Bijbehara. He was shot twice in his chest and legs, they... Read more
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The Hindu
Militants hurl grenade at NC leader’s house, CRPF jawan hurt in TralHe added that a CRPF jawan was injured in the grenade attack. This was the thi
The Hindu / Posted 29 days ago
He added that a CRPF jawan was injured in the grenade attack. This was the third grenade attack targeting politicians in south Kashmir in the last three days. Earlier, militants had hurled grenades at the houses of ruling PDP MLAs at Real and... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Violence continues in Kashmir: Woman shot dead, NC leader’s house attackedMilitants killed a woman and wounded another in south Kashmir on Sunday afterno
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 29 days ago
Militants killed a woman and wounded another in south Kashmir on Sunday afternoon, hours after security forces gunned down a suspected militant in the northern areas of the Valley. Police sources said the Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit could be behind the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Security forces increase footprint in militant bastion Shopianforces’ footprint has considerably increased in Shopian district, considered th
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 29 days ago
forces’ footprint has considerably increased in Shopian district, considered the last bastion of militants operating in south Kashmir, with the Army establishing new camps and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) pushing a reserve battalion... Read more
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