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Militants shoot dead NC activist in J&K

Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2010 - 18:24

Srinagar: A prominent activist of the ruling
National Conference was shot dead and his son seriously
injured by militants in Bandipora district of Jammu and
Kashmir, police said on Friday.

Sonaullah War (50) died instantly after unidentified
militants barged into his house at village Kach Mohalla in
Hajin, 35 km from here, at around 8.30 pm last night and
opened indiscriminate fire, a spokesman of the force said.
His son Muzaffar Ahmad War was injured in the shooting
and admitted to the Soura Medical institute here for

Soon after the incident, a police party rushed to the
village and carried out a search operation to nab the
militants involved in the incident, the spokesman said.
However, no one was arrested during the operation which
continued till late last night, he said.

No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for
the act.


First Published: Friday, April 23, 2010 - 18:24
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