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Killings by Unknown Gunmen Continue in Kashmir, 2 dead

Zubair Sofi |
Killing by unknown gunmen is an old phenomenon in Jammu and Kashmir, which has continued since the 1990s.
Unknown Gunmen Killings

Two persons have been killed and a woman has been injured in the past three days in different attacks by unknown gunmen in Kashmir.

In North Kashmir, a Hurriyat activist was shot dead on Saturday after an unknown gunman fired at him in Bombai Sopore, in Baramulla district.

According to the reports, gunmen fired at the Hurriyat activist Hakeem Ur Rehman Sultani when he was walking outside his home. Hakeem suffered serious head injuries, and was taken to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him ‘brought dead’. 

Hakeem was reportedly affiliated to Hurriyat (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani, and was recently released from the jail.
A senior police officer confirmed this incident, and said that the police have reached the spot and have launched the search to nab the attackers.

Just 59 kilometres away from Bomai, another man, Asif Nazir Dar, was shot dead by the unknown gunmen in Naseem Bagh area of Srinagar. He was a resident of Panzgam Awantipora, Pulwama. 

SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray told reporters that a police team reached the spot immediately, and recovered the body for medico-legal formalities. He said that one pistol and two magazines were recovered from the slain youth..

After investigation, the police have revealed that the slain youth was an active militant affiliated with Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, led by Zakir Musa. 

Police officials said that militant was active since January 2017. Initially, he had joined the proscribed militant outfit Hizbul Mujahedeen, but later got associated with the Esa Fazili group of militants.

On Saturday evening, unknown gunmen fired at a vehicle as well that was being driven by a lady namely Rani. As per the reports, the bullet missed the target, and hit another lady, identified as Simran Jan, a resident of Saidakadal, Srinagar, who was sitting beside Rani.

This is the second attack on in this year, previously a grenade was lobbed into her parlour. 

Killing by unknown gunmen is an old phenomenon in Jammu and Kashmir, which has continued since the 1990s.

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