Man Shot At, Injured In South Kashmir’s Shopian

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Srinagar– Unidentified militants on Wednesday shot at and injured a man in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Around 8:30pm Wednesday, unknown militants opened fire upon Farooq Ahmad Sheikh in Keegam area of the district, police said. Sheikh, who sustained gunshot injuries in his leg, was removed to a hospital for treatment. His condition is said to be stable.

Soon after the attack, police and army launched a search operation in the area to nab the attackers. Senior police officials also reached the spot to take stock of the situation.

“#Terrorist fired upon one #civilian Farooq Ahmad Sheikh in Chidren, Keegam area of #Shopian. He got an injury in leg & has been shifted to hospital. His condition is stated to be stable,” Kashmir Police posted on its official Twitter handle.

Pertinently, the attack on Sheikh comes a day after unknown militants shot dead a female teacher from Samba near her school in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

The killing of 36-year-old Rajni Bala evoked sharp condemnation by political parties, besides setting off protests by the Kashmiri Pandit employees recruited under the Prime Minister’s package.

Bala is the second non-Muslim government employee to be killed in the month of May.

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