Municipal councillor, security guard shot dead by militants in J&K's Sopore

Express News Service SRINAGAR: A councillor of the Municipal Council in Sopore and a policeman were killed and another councillor injured in a militant attack in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. A police official said militants fired at the Municipal Council office in Sopore, where a meeting of the councillors and BDC chairperson was scheduled to be held.

In the militant attack, two councillors Riyaz Ahmad and Shams-ud-Din Peer and a policeman Shafqat Ahmed were injured. The injured were evacuated to a nearby hospital, where Riyaz and Shafqat succumbed to injuries. Immediately after the attack, police, CRPF and Army men rushed to the area and launched a combing and search operation to track down the militants responsible for it.

The combing operation was still going on when reports last came in.

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