Terrorists Gun Down Former Militant In Bandipora

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Srinagar: Militants shot dead a former counter-insurgent Abdul Rashid Parray alias Rashid Billa in Hajjan in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday evening, taking the number of such killings to three in the last 24 hours, police said.

They said Parray received four bullets and died on the spot. He was a commander of counter-insurgent force known as ‘Ikhwan’.

A former public prosecutor Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pinjura town of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

This came a day after militants killed a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker and injured two others in Pulwama district of the state. Police said militants barged into the house of Bashir Ahmad Dar, 45, in Rajpora area of Pulwama district late Saturday evening.

“Militants fired indiscriminately after barging into the house of Bashir Ahmad Dar in Rajpora. “He succumbed to injuries while another person was injured in the incident.

“Militants had earlier fired at another person identified as Altaf Ahmad Dar near the local bus stand. Altaf sustained a bullet injury in his leg,” police said. Bashir Ahmad Dar and Altaf Ahmad were reportedly workers of the ruling PDP.

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