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Militants abduct, kill off-duty jawan in Kashmir

An off-duty soldier posted at the Territorial Army unit in Bandipora district of north Kashmir was shot dead by militants after being abducted at night from Shopian districtuperintendent of Police (SP

Published: 25th November 2017 11:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2017 07:11 AM   |  A+A-

Relatives of Army Soldier Irfan Ahmad Mir who was abducted and killed by militants crying during his funeral at Sezan Keegam in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Saturday | PTI

SRINAGAR: An off-duty soldier posted at the Territorial Army unit in Bandipora district of north Kashmir was shot dead by militants after being abducted at night from Shopian districtuperintendent of Police (SP) Shopian, Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar, said Ahmad Dar’s body was recovered from an orchard in Watmulla Keegam area of Shopian district in the morning. Dar, 23, was on a week-long holiday at his home and was to join back on November 26.

This is the third killing of an off-duty security personnel in the Valley this year. On May 10 this year, Lt Umar Fayaz was killed by militants after they abducted him from his relative’s wedding in Shopian.
On September 27 evening, an off-duty BSF man Mohammad Ramzan Parray was killed and four of his family members injured by militants in Hajin in Bandipora.

“It is very unfortunate that such acts of unending violence have been taking a heavy toll of younger generation, which is the future hope of our society,” said CM Mehbooba Mufti.

On November 8 last year, the Modi regime had announced the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes, throwing the country into a tizzy. The avowed intention was to wipe out black money and crack down on counterfeit cash used to fund terror and illegal activities.

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