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Kashmir unrest: Ex-sarpanch shot dead by terrorists in Pulwama

October 02, 2016 18:05 IST

Militants on Sunday shot dead a former village headman affiliated to opposition National Conference in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

National Conference leader and former Sarpanch, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat died on Sunday afternoon after he was shot by to motorbike-borne assailants.

According to ANI, instead of the presence of heavy security and curfew in Pulwama region, Jammu and Kashmir, Fayaz Ahmad Bhat was shot near his residence in Kandizhal.

Initial report suggests that Fayaz Ahmad Bhat was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. Police officials had also reached to spot and post-mortem on victim’s body will be conducted at the government hospital.

"Gunmen shot dead Fayaz Ahmad Bhat at his home at Kandizal in Kakapora area of Pulwama district this afternoon," a police official said.

He said Bhat was a former Sarpanch and affiliated to opposition National Conference.

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