Forest dept official shot dead by militants in Tangmarg

A 38-year old official of forest department was killed by “militants” in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday late evening.

“Militants have shot dead one person namely Tariq Ahmad Malik of Zandpal, Kunzer, Tangmarg in his home late today evening,” SSP Baramulla Imtiyaz Hussain said.

He said that the deceased was an employee of Forest Department.

“One militant involved in this murder was identified by locals as Yousuf Dar alias Kantroo of Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit,” Hussain said.

He said that a case under relevant sections of law has been initiated with regard to the incident. (GNS)

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