Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > Report

PDP MLA shot at in Pampore

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | December 20, 2002 16:01 IST

Unidentified militants on Friday afternoon shot at and seriously wounded a ruling People's Democratic PartyMLA near his house at Pampore in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Abdul Aziz Mir was returning to his house in Pampore town after offering prayersat the mosque when he was attacked, police said.

The militants opened fire on the PDP legislator from a narrow alley. The MLA's security guards returned the fire but the assailants managed to escape, said a police officer in Srinagar.

Mir has been shifted to the Soura medical institute in Srinagar for treatment, police said.

This is for the first time that a senior PDP leader and sitting MLA has been attacked in Kashmir after the formation of the new government in the state.

More reports from Jammu and Kashmir
Read about: The Road to Peace | Kargil Crisis

Share your comments


Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.