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Sarpanch fired upon, injured in Kashmir

IANS  Srinagar, April 28, 2013
First Published: 21:46 IST(28/4/2013) | Last Updated: 22:03 IST(28/4/2013)

A sarpanch in north Kashmir's Baramulla district was injured after unidentified gunmen opened fire at him Sunday evening, police said. He suffered a superficial injury and was discharged after first aid.

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"Gunmen shot and injured Gulam Ahmad Bhat, sarpanch of Bomai village on the outskirts of  Sopore town, this evening," Sopore's superintendent of police Syed Imtiyaz Hussain told IANS.

"He sustained a bullet injury in his arm and was shifted to the hospital for treatment where doctors said he had suffered a superficial gunshot injury and was discharged after first aid."

The incident comes soon after separatist guerrillas ambushed and killed four local policemen in Hygam village of Baramulla on Friday.

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