The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday condemned the killing of Territorial Army personnel in southern Kashmir’s Shopian district, saying “such acts will not weaken the resolve to establish peace and normalcy in Kashmir”.

“Strongly condemn the brutal killing of Irfan Ahmed, a brave Territorial Army soldier at Shopian. Such heinous acts will not weaken our resolve to establish peace and normalcy in the valley,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, Omar Abdullah has termed as tragic and reprehensible the killing of the army man.

“The murder of young Irfan Dar is a very tragic & reprehensible act. My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family,” tweeted Abdullah.

The bullet-riddled body of Dar was found in Wothmula Nad area of Keegam today morning.

“He was perhaps kidnapped by militants. His bullet-riddled body was recovered today morning,” Police officials said.


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