Militants abduct, fatally shoot civilian in Kashmir
In the third attack on civilians in south Kashmir in the last two days, militants abducted and shot dead a civilian in Pulwama late on Thursday night, police said on Friday.
Hours before Manzoor Ahmad Lone, 40, was whisked away from his home at Dogripora and killed at Gulzarpora village six kms away, unknown gunmen attacked a National Conference (NC) block president in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, also in south Kashmir. A day earlier, a purported army deserter was shot dead in Pulwama. A police spokesman confirmed the abduction and death of Lone. “A case has been registered and investigations have begun,’’ he said.
On Thursday evening, gunmen shot at Bijbehara NC block president Mohammad Ismail Wani. Officials said they opened fire on the 62-year-old at Thajweera village where he had gone to attend a condolence meeting.