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Missing for months, 14-year-old Kashmiri boy takes to militancy

14-year-old boy, who went missing along with another teenager on August 31 in Kashmir, has joined the militants.

The teenager, who hails from Bandipora, had gone missing along with a 16-year-old, from his residence on August 31.

The two went missing after an encounter took place at their neighbourhood where three Lashkar militants were killed.

Despite repeated emotional appeals by his family - which also went viral on social media - asking him to return home, the boy is now learnt to have taken to militancy.

On Wednesday, the teen's picture surfaced on the internet in which he was seen holding an AK-47 assault rifle.

Police sources believe that both the youths have joined militant ranks.

Police believe the two may have joined Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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