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Militants shot dead Sarpanch in Kulgam

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SRINAGAR: Militants on Friday evening shot dead a Sarpanch in the Adoora area of Kulgam in South Kashmir. This is the second killing of a Panchayat member in the last two days in The Valley.

Official sources told that militants fired upon Shabir Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Abdullah at his native village of Adoora.

The injured was shifted to district hospital Kulgam where he was declared brought dead. “He had bullet injuries in the abdomen and was brought dead to the hospital,” the Medical Superintendent of the hospital Dr Muzaffar said. A police officer told that a case has been registered while the area has been immediately cordoned off.

On March 9, Militants barged inside the house of a Sarpanch Sameer Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rasheed Bhat and shot him dead at the Khonmoh area in the outskirts of Srinagar. (GNS)

 

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