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Jan 12, 2013 at 09:23pm IST

J&K: Woman panchayat member critically injured in militant attack

Srinagar: Suspected militants on Saturday shot at and critically injured a woman panchayat member in Sopore area in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. This is the second incident in 24 hours in which a panchayat member has been attacked.

Militants shot at Zoona in the neck at her house at Hardshiva Sopore, some 52-km from Srinagar. The woman panchayat member was taken to a hospital in Sopore but was referred to Srinagar for treatment.

Militants on Friday shot dead sarpanch Habibullah Mir in Sopore. The sarpanch, who was critically injured, was admitted to a hospital in Sopore where he later succumbed to his injuries.

J&K: Woman panchayat member injured in militant attack

This is the second incident in 24 hours in which a panchayat member has been attacked.

In south Kashmir, ultras shot dead a civilian after abducting him in Pulwama district.

The militants kidnapped Mohammad Shafi Dar, a contractor by profession, from his native Aglar village in Pulwama, at around 5 pm on Friday. Dar's bullet-riddled body was recovered from a nearby village late on Friday night. No militant outfit has claimed responsibility for the attack.

With Additional Inputs From PTI

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