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Sarpanch shot dead by suspected militants in J&K

PTI  Srinagar, January 11, 2013
First Published: 13:56 IST(11/1/2013) | Last Updated: 13:57 IST(11/1/2013)

Suspected militants today shot dead a sarpanch in Sopore township of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

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Habibullah Mir, who was affiliated with the Congress, was shot in the neck by the unidentified militants at his home in Goripora village, 52 kms from here, at around 12.20 pm, a police spokesperson said.

Mir was rushed to a sub-district hospital where he subsequently died, the spokesperson added.

This is the first attack on a panchayat member by militants this year.


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