Mystery attacks chopping women’s hair raise panic in Kashmir

In this Sept. 18, 2017, photo, Kousain Ajaz, whose braid was chopped off by unidentified assailants, is comforted by her mother inside their home in Srinagar, India. The 16-year-old had been knocked out by a blow to the head with a brick, only to wake later in the hospital to find her hair also gone. Unidentified assailants have chopped off long-braided hair of over 100 mostly teenage girls and young women since last month in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)


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