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Militants kill corporator in Srinagar
Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | November 14, 2007 11:43 IST
The police said that Wani, who represented the NC in the Srinagar municipal corporation, was shot while he was leaving a local mosque after the morning prayers. The unidentified militants came up to him and fired a volley of bullets from their automatic weapons, said the police.
"Wani was taken to the hospital in a critical condition, where doctors failed to revive him. He had a critical bullet injury in the head," a senior police officer said.
The shooting in broad daylight caused severe panic in the densely populated area. Security forces promptly cordoned off the locality and initiated a search operation.