Army man on leave shot dead in Sopore


Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead an army man in Warpora Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports said that the gunmen fired upon Mohd Rafeeq Yatoo at his home at Warpora at around 5:25 pm.Yatoo  has taken to nearby hospital, however, he died on the way, they said. Sources said that Yatoo, a soldier with Jakli, was at home on leave when he was fired upon.

SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal told news agency GNS that the militants fired upon Yatoo from point blank range and he suffered critical injuries.

He said that a team of security forces has been rushed to the spot and further details are awaited.

Meanwhile, Army, Special Operations Group of Police and CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

Hours later, the J&K police issued a statement regarding the incident. The spokesman said that militants today killed an individual in Warpora area of Sopore. The man has been Identified as Mohammad Rafi Yattoo, a resident of Warpora, Sopore, it is reported that he was with the army and was at home on leave.

Police have registered a case and are investigating the circumstances of this terror crime, the spokesman said.


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