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Omar to review security of Kashmir village heads

IANS  Jammu, January 13, 2013
First Published: 13:34 IST(13/1/2013) | Last Updated: 13:36 IST(13/1/2013)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah will Sunday review the security of the elected village representatives after militants targeted some of them.

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A day after shooting dead a sarpanch in Baramulla district, guerrillas shot and wounded a woman panch near Sopore town late Saturday.

Officials said the chief minister cancelled a dinner with his ministers and party colleagues in Jammu to head to Srinagar for the meeting.

Officials said Abdullah, who also heads the home ministry, has taken the security of elected village representatives "very seriously".


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