In the sentence below-

Since 2001, the JeM and Azhar have claimed responsibility for several terror attacks that resulted in the deaths of dozens of innocent persons, including, most recently, the February 14 attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama.

Is most recently used properly? I think it is wrong and one must use The most recent one. Help me clear this doubt.
Thanks in advance.............


This is correct English. The commas show how the adverb intrudes into the sentence to modify the the sense. It adds additional information so it is a parenthetical remark. This is fairly common.

Joe is, happily, a kind man

This means that Joe is kind, and I am happy about it.

  • could you give me some other examples please? – Kshitij Singh Mar 30 '19 at 7:04

I think that is okay and a common way things like that are written in the news. It's a way of abbreviating and also being somewhat vague. If they said "the most recent one" they would be comparing it to a specific incident and they don't want to do that. They want to compare it to a lot of incidents and point out the most recent, if that makes sense.

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