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J&K: Former militant shot dead in Sopore, fourth killing in last 1 week

India TV News Desk 15 Jun 2015, 12:00:27 IST
India TV News Desk

Srinagar: In a series of targeted attacks in Kashmir's Sopore, a man was shot dead by suspected militants today.

This was fourth such attack in a week in the north Jammu and Kashmir town and the second in two days.

Aijaz Ahmad Reshi, a former militant, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his residence in the Mundji locality of Sopore town, said police.

Any militant outfit is yet to claim responsibility for the attack.

Suspected gunmen of a Hizbul Mujahideen faction had yesterday killed a shopkeeper in the town of Baramulla district.

Mehraj-ud-din Bhat, who ran a poultry shop, was shot dead just outside his shop-cum-residence at Badamibagh, officials said.

On Tuesday last week (June 9), unidentified gunmen killed a former militant and activist of Geelani led Tehreek-e-Hurriyat party named Altaf Sheikh.

On Friday (June 12), another activist of the same separatist party named Khurshid Ahmad Bhat was killed in Bomai area of Sopore town by unidentified gunmen.