Unidentified gunmen shot dead civilian in Sopore


In a second incident of its kind in less than for days, unidentified gunmen on Friday killed a civilian in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

A police official told Global News Service (GNS) that unknown gunmen at around 9:00 pm opened fire from point blank range at the activist, Khursheed Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat of Bomai outside his residence.

In the incident, Bhat received serious head injuries and was immediately shifted to sub-district hospital Sopore, he said. However, the doctors present there declared him brought dead.

Bhat according to official sources was arrested for some time for his alleged role in stone pelting incidents. He was running a shop in the locality and was president of Traders Federation Bomai, sources said.

Pertinently, a Pharmacist and the activist of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat led by Syed Ali Geelani, Altaf Rehman Sheikh son of Mohammad Yousf Sheikh, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in New Colony area of Sopore on Tuesday.

Updated at: 22:42 – 12 June 2015

Note: The earlier version quoted GNS saying that the civilian was Hurriyat activist.

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