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Kashmir: Militant among two killed in accident in Sopore, man shot dead in Budgam

In two separate incidents, a militant was killed in an accident while a Hurriyat activist was shot dead.

india Updated: Feb 12, 2018 21:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar

Two persons, including a militant, died on Monday in a road accident in north Kashmir’s Sopore town while a man was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in central Kashmir, police said.

Police said that Owais Ahmad, a local militant of Sopore, and another unidentified person who were riding a bike died after hitting a tree in the interiors of Warpora in Sopore.

“Probably they had been travelling early morning before snowfall when their bike slipped. One had died on the spot while another succumbed later,” said Harmeet Singh, superintendent of police, Sopore.

He said that the identity of the second person was being ascertained although some local newspapers said both men were militants.

In another incident, a man was shot dead in central Kashmir’s Budgam district around 4 pm. Local reports identified the man as Yousuf Rather also known as Yousuf Nadeem, a Hurriyat activist.

In a tweet, Jammu and Kashmir police said that the shooting took place in a passenger vehicle in Sandipora Budgam.

“One person was injured who later on succumbed. Culprits are on the run. Police has started investigation,” the twitter handle informed.

First Published: Feb 12, 2018 21:10 IST