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Another Kashmiri youth abducted by militants, seventh in four days

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 18 Nov 2018, 12:43:12 PM
Another Kashmiri youth abducted by militants, seventh in four days

New Delhi:

Unknown gunmen on Sunday abducted another young man from Memander area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. This comes a day after second Kashmiri teenager was killed by militants. According to reports the youth has been identified as Suhail Ahmad Ganie Son of Shiraz Ahmad.

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This was the seventh such incident in the last four days. On Saturday, militants had abducted and brutally killed a 19-year-old man, identified as Huzaif Ashraf, in South Kashmir's Shopian.

Ashraf's throat-slit body was found from an orchard area in Hermain village of the south Kashmir district. A baker by profession, Ashraf was a resident of Manzgam area of the neighbouring Kulgam district.

On Thursday, a 17-year-old youth Nadeem Manzoor, a resident of Safanagri area was abducted from a village in Shopian and killed by militants in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. His bullet-riddled body was found in Pulwama’s Niklora village.

Earlier in the day, two militants were gunned down in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. The gunfight broke out in Rebban area, where security forces had suspected the presence of militants. 

“Based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists, a cordon and search operation was launched by police and security forces at the strike of dawn today in Rebban area of Zainapora in District Shopian,” Kashmir police said. 

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“As search operation was going on, search party was fired upon by the hiding terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed,” the police said.

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First Published : 18 Nov 2018, 12:27:04 PM